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.
Next season, COVID-19 allowing...
Louise returns to Vienna in April where she will sing Sophie in Otto Schenk's stunning production of Der Rosenkavalier at the Wiener Staatsoper once more, conducted by Philippe Jordan, staring Maria Bengtsson, Günther Groissböck and Christina Bock .
This December she is thrilled to make her debut at Theater an der Wien as Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare in a new production by Keith Warner, conducted by Ivor Bolton, with a cast including Bejun Meta, Christophe Dumaux, Jake Arditti and Patricia Bardon.
Louise hugely looks forward to making her debut at the Opernhaus Zürich as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro conducted by Stefano Montanari in a new production by Jan Philipp Gloger.
Cast includes Anita Hartig as La Contessa, Lea Desandre as Cherubino, Daniel Okulitch and Morgan Pearse as Il Conte and Figaro.
After only one show of the Marriage of Figaro before the pandemic started, Louise is delighted to return to English National Opera as Musetta in La bohème in January 2022.
This beloved production was directed by Jonathan Miller and will be conducted by Ben Glassberg, with Sinéad Campbell-Wallace as Mimi, David Junghoon Kim as Rodolfo and Charles Rice as Marcello.
Next season will feature six concerts with Adam Fischer, firstly in Copenhagen and Graz with the Danish Chamber Orchestra performing Beethoven's Ah! Perfido... Per Pietà and Ch’io mi scordi di te? by Mozart, and then with the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker to sing Scena di Berenice by Haydn at the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf.
In February she will travel to Amsterdam to perform the Chants d’Auvergne by Canteloube with Constantinos Carydis and the Concertgebouworkest, at the Concertgebouw.
This season she will sing two recitals at the Wigmore Hall, with Joseph Middleton and Julius Drake. She is delighted to be invited to return to Leeds Lieder Festival, and sing in Cambridge at the Pembroke Song Series both with Joseph Middleton.
In 2021/22 Louise is Artist in Residence at Graz Musikverein, where she will perform an orchestral programme in September and recital with Joseph in April 2022, including Strauss's Vier Letzte Lieder. She will also make her debut at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg in 2022.
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'