“Alison Langer’s Oscar radiated charm, not least through faultless coloratura…..she danced with equal assurance and is clearly a talent to watch.”
(Opera Magazine Martin Dreyer)
ANNOUNCEMENT – Before the pandemic hit, Alison was due to make her Royal Opera House main stage debut as Barena in Jenůfa Janacek. After giving birth to her son Ted, Alison is currently rehearsing to reprise the role of Violetta at Opera Holland Park. Check out her diary for dates and news on upcoming roles, including Adina, The Elixir of Love – Donizetti and Micaela , Carmen – Bizet for Opera North.
A 2017/18 Opera Awards bursary recipient, British – Irish soprano Alison Langer made her London main stage debut in 17/18 with Opera Holland Park (Violetta , La Traviata Verdi) This summer she returned and sang the role of Oscar in their 5* production of Un Ballo in Maschera. In February 2019 Alison returned to The Royal National Theatre in (Follies Sondheim), reprising her role as Young Heidi, duetting with Dame Josephine Barstow and Dame Felicity Lott. In the summer of 2019, she appeared in West Green House Opera’s production of Guys and Dolls, performing the role of Sarah Brown with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and under the baton of Jae Alexander. In the Autumn of 2019, Alison debuted a recital performing the songs of Jenny Lind. Alison played the role of Jenny Lind in the ITV series of Victoria in May 2019 and created this concert in a tribute to the Swedish Nightingale.
Future engagements include, Barena at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, (Cancelled due to Covid) Rose Maurrant in Street Scene Kurt Weill at Opera North (Theatre Royal Nottingham) She returns to Opera Holland Park next summer to perform the role of Valencienne in Franz Lehar’s, The Merry Widow (Cancelled due to Covid) and will then make her debut with Barber Opera as Stratonica, La forza dell’amor paterno,Stradella in the Autumn of 2020. (Cancelled due to Covid)
In the 2017/18 season, Alison performed in Norway for Bergen National Opera (Der fliegende Holländer Wagner) and under the baton of Ed Gardner (Verdi Requiem). For West Green House Opera she sang the role Nellie Forbush (South Pacific Rodgers and Hammerstein) . In the Autumn of 2018, Alison performed up and down the country with Whistlestop Opera (Opera North).
…her vocal interpretation, anchored in the caressing warmth of her middle register, was admirably intergrated.
“the most moving”
….I have to confess that Violetta’s death scene was one of the most moving I have witnessed in a long time.
(11 June 2018)
“A true marvel”
Alison Langer is quite the star soprano. Her voice is round, consistent and beautiful. Her performance of ‘Sempre libera’ was spirited, elegant and seemed effortless. A true marvel to see on stage.
Josephine Barstow and Alison Langer’s duet as old and young Heidi, joins their two operatic soprano voices with crystal clarity