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Alice Privett

Soprano

Alice Privett graduated from the opera course at the Royal Academy of Music in London in 2014, where she was generously supported by the Winifred Disney and Jennifer Vyvyan Awards and was a Sickle Foundation Scholar.

Her oratorio work includes Handel’s Israel in Egypt with the Hudderfield Choral Society, Messiah at St Georges, Hannover Square, Bach’s B Minor Mass and Tippet’s A Child of our Time. Operatic roles include Poppea L’Incoronazione di Poppea and Pamina (Longborough Festival Opera Young Artists/Barefoot Young artists), Papagena for Longborough Festival Opera, cover Nanetta for Iford Arts, Baronessa Irene and Ginevra Ariodante for RAO, Carolina The Secret Marriage for British Youth Opera, Nerone L’Incoronazione di Poppea at the Aldeburgh Festival with Richard Egarr, Nedda I Pagliacci for Woodhouse Opera, Gretel Hänsel und Gretel for West Green Opera and the Pimlott Foundation, Oriane Amadis de Gaule for UCL Opera, Romilda Xerxes at Longborough Festival Opera and Mimi for Clapham Opera Festival. Alice has a keen interest in new music, and was awarded the Tracey Chadwell Memorial Prize by the GSMD for work in contemporary song. In 2014 she performed a selection of Birtwhistle songs aired on BBC Radio 3 as part of the BBC proms, and a solo recital at King’s Place of Berg and Schoenberg song, and sang Pierrot Lunaire with Shadwell Opera. She has twice been a Britten Pears Young Artist at the Aldeburgh Festival, and was also part of the Royal Academy's Song Circle, with whom she performed several concerts around England, including at the Oxford Lieder Festival.

In competition she has won the first prize in the Susan Longfield Award (2011), the Royal Overseas League (2011) Ensemble category, and in the Joan Chissel Schumann Prize at the Royal Academy of Music (2012). She was a finalist in the Handel singing competition and Kathleen Ferrier competition 2015, and was the recipient of both the Helen Clarke Award (2013) and a Leonard Ingrams Award (2014) from Garsington Opera. She is currently generously supported by Opera Prelude.

Upcoming performances include Vier Letzte Lieder at the Amersham Festival, Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro with Pop up Opera in Norway and cover Mimi for Holland Park Opera.

Press:

"The saving grace of the production was that the cast, Flora McIntosh and Alice Privett in particular, were well able to bring out the lyrical beauty of Bellini's music." - Planet Hugill, I Capuleti e i Montecchi

"Alice Privett’s Giulietta leads the race by a mile. She masters her vocal with a skill that highlights the colours of the music." - A Younger Theatre, I Capuleti e i Montecchi

"McIntosh and Privett make a power-team that celebrates the impressive female voice." - A Younger Theatre, I Capuleti e i Montecchi

"Giulietta, sung by Alice Privett, is just as impressive, capturing the demands of Bellini’s long ornamented lines with real style." - Plays to see, I Capuleti e i Montecchi