CHÈRE NUIT, a disc of French Songs with Joseph Middleton, Louise's second album with Chandos Records will be released on April 2nd.
After losing almost an entire season's work to the pandemic, Louise and Joseph found much joy in programming and recording a CD of French Songs in summer 2020. The disc includes Ravel Shéhérazade, Messiaen Trois Mélodies, Poulenc Métamorphoses and songs by Viardot, Chaminade, Debussy, Canteloube, Bachelet, Satie and Yvain.
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Louise makes her debut at the Vienna State Opera as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro conducted by Philippe Jordan, in Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's beloved production. She will debut the role of Manon under the baton of Evelino Pidò, sing Sophie in Otto Schenk's stunning production of Der Rosenkavalier and perform Giulietta in Tales of Hoffmann with Juan-Diego Flórez, Erwin Schrott, Sabine Devieilhe, conducted by Axel Kober.
She returns to Bayerische Staatsoper to sing Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, with Golda Schultz, Etienne Dupuis and Alex Esposito, conducted by Constantinos Carydis. Production by Christof Loy, in whose staging of Cosi fan Tutte Louise has also performed Despina, in 2018 at Oper Frankfurt.
Louise is really happy to return to Munich after singing Gretel in 2018 and Marzelline in Fidelio in 2019.
Louise will return to Teatro Real, Madrid to sing Zerlina in Guth's production of Don Giovanni, which was premiered at the Salzburg Festival in 2008. The production will be conducted by Ivor Bolton, and the cast includes Christopher Maltman, Erwin Schrott, Brenda Rae, Anett Fritsch, Brenda Rae and Mauro Peter.
Louise sang Calisto in La Calisto by Cavalli in David Alden's fantastic staging at Teatro Real in 2019.
Louise cannot wait to make her acting debut as Cordelia in Shakespeare's King Lear at Grange Festival Opera this summer, directed by Keith Warner.
The cast includes John Tomlinson, Thomas Allen, Kim Begley, Susan Bullock, Emma Bell and Henry Waddington.
Incidental music composed by Nigel Osborne.
Please see Louise's Schedule for more performance details.
She will also sing a recital at Wigmore Hall with Roger Vignoles, which will be live streamed online. The programme will include Berg's Sieben Frühe Lieder and Poulenc's aria 'Non Monsieur mon Mari'. She is delighted to be invited to perform at Leeds Lieder Festival and LSO St Lukes with Joseph Middleton, with programmes in Leeds including Strauss' Four Last Songs for the first time and in London, Boulanger, Hensel, Viardot and Clara Schumann. She will also perform a recital for LIFE Victoria Barcelona with Gary Matthewman singing Berg, Poulenc and Debussy, filmed for online streaming and Spanish TV, LA 2.
British soprano Louise Alder has been described as 'the brightest lyric soprano of the younger generation'
(The Arts Desk), 'a born actress' (Opera Magazine) and having 'a voice of sparkling beauty'