Biography

“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)

 

 

 

News:  Alison is currently performing the role of Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen at Opera Holland Park, after a successful run playing the same role for Opera North earlier this year. Later in the summer, she returns to Waterperry Opera Festival after her role and festival debut last year as Adina in L’elisir d’amore Donizetti. Alison will also be performing a world premiere of the song cycle ‘Run with Me’ Clarkson in ‘Green Spaces: A celebration in Song’ at the beginning of July.  Check out her diary for dates and upcoming events!

 

During the 20/21 season, Alison was due to make her Royal Opera House Main Stage debut as barena in Jenufa Janacek when the pandemic hit.  She took on a new role as a mother to her beautiful son Ted and 10 weeks after giving birth, she was back in London singing the role of Violetta in Opera Holland Park’s 5* production of La Traviata, directed by Rodula Gaitanou and conducted by Matthew Waldren.  She then went on to sing Adina, L’elisir d’amore’ Donizetti at Waterperry Opera Festival and then Micaela, Carmen Bizet for Opera North. Throughout this time, Alison returned to the Royal Opera House to cover the role of First Niece in Deborah Warner’s critically acclaimed Peter Grimes Britten.

Highlights from previous seasons include Oscar in Opera Holland Park’s  5* production of Un Ballo in Maschera Verdi, Rose Maurrant, Street Scene Weill  Opera North (Theatre Royal Nottingham) Young Heidi, Follies Sondheim at The Royal National Theatre, Sarah Brown, Guys and Dolls Loesser for West Green House Opera, performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra 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.

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)  She also performed the role of Musetta for Iford Atrt’s production of La Boheme Puccini.

 
 
Other roles have included, The New Queen in the world premiere of Snow in an inaugural production by The Opera Story, Bridesmaid (Le Nozze di Figaro Mozart Glyndebourne), Edith (The Pirates of Penzance Sullivan – Opera Holland Park), Lisette (La Rondine Puccini, Dublin Opera in the Open).
 
On the concert platform, Alison has sung in Mozart’s Requiem at St Martin in the Fields, with other venues including Buxton Opera House, Barbican Centre, Birmingham Symphony Hall under the baton of Simon Halsey CBE, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Albert Hall, LSO St Luke’s, The House of Lords, The Savoy and The Ritz.
 
Alison received a 1st class honours and distinction from GSMD Opera School under the tutelage of David Pollard​​.  During her time at GSMD, Alison performed the roles of Erodiade in Rodula Gaitanou’s production of San Giovanni Battista Stradella, Norina in Martin Lloyd Evan’s production of I pazzi per Progetto Donizetti, Countess in Stephen Medcalf’s production of The Cunning Peasant Dvorak.  She also performed the role of Florence in Iain Burnside’s production of A Soldier and a Maker in the Barbican Pit Theatre and the Cheltenham Festival in 2012.​

“caressing warmth”

…her vocal interpretation, anchored in the caressing warmth of her middle register, was admirably intergrated.

Yehuda Shapiro
Opera Magazine
(July 2018)

“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.

Robert Hugill
(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.

TrendFEMOpera
Mary Nguyen
(June 2018)

“crystal clarity”

Josephine Barstow and Alison Langer’s duet as old and young Heidi, joins their two operatic soprano voices with crystal clarity

The Stage
Tim Bano
(August 2017)

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