Il Delirio Amoroso

Dunedin Consort

Edinburgh International Festival

August 2016

Il Delirio Amoroso, Dunedin Consort, Edinburgh International Festival
EIF 2016 has already boasted many successes, but the solo debut of soprano Louise Alder is a very special story indeed. Drafted in at a day's notice to replace the indisposed Danielle de Niese... the former Edinburgh University student grabbed her opportunity with both hands, winning an audience response to her first appearance that threatened to bring the recital to a standstill after just half an hour. HERALD SCOTALND, Keith Bruce, August 2016
Alder, still under 30, is a name assuredly on the up and one to keep a close eye on... With a voice that still has space to bloom in colouring and to fill out even further in the gorgeous rich tone at its core, Alder's technique is even now secure enough to scale Handel's endless runs with astonishing breath control and diction that allows every word to be heard, often more than once in Handel's regular repeats. THE SCOTSMAN, Carol Main, August 2016