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.
Louise returns to Munich in October where she will sing Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte at the Bayerische Staatsoper, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski and directed by Benedict Andrews, starring Avery Amereau, Konstantin Krimmel, Sandrine Piau and Christian Gerhaher.
She will return to the Bayerische Staatsoper in March for the title role in La Calisto, revising the fantastic production that she first performed in Teatro Real, Madrid by David Alden, conducted this time by Christopher Moulds.
Louise hugely looks forward to making her debut at the Canadian Opera Company as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro conducted by Harry Bicket.
Cast includes Luca Pisaroni as Figaro, Emily Fons as Cherubino, Gordon Bintner as Conte and Johanni Van Oostrum as Contessa.
After being scheduled to perform Ann Trulove in 2020 and sadly losing the contract to Covid cancellations, Louise is delighted to return to Glyndebourne Festival Opera as Ann Trulove in The Rake‘s Progress in August 2023.
This beloved production was directed by John Cox, designed by David Hockney and will be conducted by Robin Ticciati, with Thomas Atkins as Tom Rakewell, Sam Carl as Nick Shadow and Alisa Kolosova as Baba the Turk.
This 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 James Bailieu. 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'