Alexander Ashworth

MA, DipRAM, PGDip, LRAM, ARAM

Royal Academy Opera - Professor of Singing
Vocal - Singing

Featured soloist on recordings with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and London Symphony Orchestra

Studied at the Royal Academy of Music, now teaches singing and choral conducting in the Academy

Alex is a concert and opera singer working across Europe and the United Kingdom. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music and has since made his debut with opera houses including Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Welsh National Opera and Scottish Opera. Abroad he has performed for the Opéra Comique in Paris, Opéra de Lille and the Icelandic Opera.

He sings regularly on the concert platform and has worked as a soloist for conductors including Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Colin Davis and Paul McCreesh. He sang at the Icelandic première of Handel’s Israel in Egypt, performed Aeneas for Trevor Pinnock in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at the Halle Festival in Germany and has even sung the title role in Verdi’s Falstaff at the Ice Theatre in Lapland.

Recent appearances include the United Kingdom première, with the Classical Opera Company, of Telemann’s Orfeo as Pluto, Vaughan Williams’s Dona Nobis Pacem with the Hallé Orchestra, Handel's Messiah with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and City of Birmingham Choir in Symphony Hall Birmingham, a tour of Australia with the Australian Chamber Orchestra in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and performances of Brahms’s Requiem in China.

Alex’s recordings include Monteverdi’s Vespers for DVD with John Eliot Gardiner (released 2014), Oedipus Rex by Stravinsky, with the London Symphony Orchestra, and Handel’s Giulio Cesare (DVD) for Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

In addition to his teaching at the Academy, Alex has taught at the Reykjavik International Academy of Vocal Arts and also travels regularly to Spain where he works with the Madrid Choral Society, the Fundacion Excelentia and the International Academy of Ancient Music (Academia Internacional de Música Antigua).

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