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Alexander Simpson

Voice Type:

Countertenor

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, Italian, French

Opera

Arsace
Partenope (Handel)
Iford Arts
2018
Arcane
Teseo (Handel)
La Nuova Musica
2018
Lilas Pastia
La Tragedie de Carmen (Bizet)
Royal Academy Opera
2018
Refugee
Flight (Dove)
Royal Academy Opera
2018
Athamas
Semele (Handel)
Royal Academy Opera
2018
Orlando
Orlando (Handel)
Royal Acadmey Opera Scenes
2017
Oberon
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Britten)
Royal Academy Opera Scenes
2017
Eustazio
Rinaldo (Handel)
Royal Academy Opera Scenes
2016

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

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Headshot 2019

Headshot 2019

ABRSM Scholarship Award (2018)

Iford New Generation Artist (2018)

DipRAM (2017)

Philip Hattey Scholarship (2017)

Violet Irene Strutton Award (2016)

Full Scholarship to The Royal Academy of Music (2015)

The Leverhulme Trust Postgraduate Scholarship (2015)

The Steel Trust Award (2015)

Competitions

Rosenblatt Recitals Singing Prize (2016)

"Sublimely melodic and humorous" - Rebecca Lipkin - The Arbuturian (2018)

“Alexander Simpson was beautifully touching as the Refugee” Robert Hugill - Planet Hugill (2018)

“fabulously characterful singing complete with terrific bravura passagework” Robert Hugill - Planet Hugill (2018)

“his musical embellishments…were erotically alluring” Curtis Roger - Classical Source (2018)

Royal Academy Opera
Royal Academy of Music
2017–2019
Masters in Vocal Performance
Royal Academy of Music
2015–2017
Music
University of Cambridge
2011–2014

British countertenor Alexander Simpson is a versatile young singer and actor who enjoys performing a wide range of repertoire and styles.

He has a particularly keen interest in the works of JS Bach and was a Runner-up in the London Bach Society’s Bach Singers Prize 2017. He is a scholar of the prestigious Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach series and has worked with some of the country’s leading baroque musicians. He appears regularly as a soloist for JS Bach’s St. John Passion (BWV 245), St Matthew Passion (BWV 244), Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248), Easter Oratorio (BWV 249), Ascension Oratorio (BWV 11) and many cantatas, including BWV 170, 82, 54, 53 and 169.

Recent operatic roles include Arsace Partenope (Iford Arts Festival), Arcane Teseo (London Handel Festival), Refugee Flight (Royal Academy Opera), Lilas Pastia Carmen (Royal Academy Opera) and Juno Semele (Cambridge University Opera Society).

In addition, Alexander is a budding recitalist, winning the Rosenblatt Recitals Singing Prize in 2016. He has performed at various venues including Kings Place, Cadogan Hall and St George’s Hanover Square and is currently collaborating with ArtHouse Jersey.

Alexander read Music at St John’s College, Cambridge where he was a choral scholar under Andrew Nethsingha. He went on to the Royal Academy of Music where he was awarded a full scholarship and graduated with a DipRAM for an outstanding final recital. He is now a member of Royal Academy Opera and studies with Michael Chance, Caitlin Hulcup and Ian Partridge.

Alexander is a grateful recipient of the ABRSM Scholarship Award, the Violin Irene Strutton Award, the Philip Hattey Scholarship, the Leverhulme Trust Postgraduate Scholarship, the Steel Trust Award and the Josephine Baker Trust.

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