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Alice Usher

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Rosalinde
Die Fledermaus (Strauss, J)
Lyric Opera Studio, Weimar
2019
Amore
Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck)
The Yorke Trust, Norfolk
2018
La Contessa
Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Bloomsbury Opera, London
2018
Fortuna
L'incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi)
Trinity Laban, Blackheath Halls, London
2017
Wellgunde
Das Rheingold (Wagner)
Trinity Laban, Blackheath Halls, London
2017
Tiger
Paws and Padlocks (Kate Whitley)
Blackheath Opera - Children's Opera
2017
Miss Jessel
The Turn of the Screw (Britten)
Trinity Laban, Blackheath Halls, London
2016
Kate Pinkerton
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
Bury Court Opera/Southbank Sinfonia
2016
Sarah
Banished (Stephen McNeff)
Trinity Laban, Blackheath Halls, London
2016
Tatyana
Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)
Trinity Laban, Blackheath Halls, London
2016
Performer (devised production)
Frauenliebe und Leben: A Chamber Opera (Schumann)
Trinity Laban, Greenwich, London
2016
Donna Elvira
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Trinity Laban, Blackheath Halls, London
2015
Monica
The Medium (Menotti)
AIMS, Eastbourne
2015
Alice Ford
Falstaff (Verdi)
Oxenfoord, Scotland
2015
Ottavia
L'incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi)
Woodhouse Opera
2015
Hen, Foxcub, Grasshopper, Chorus
The Cunning Little Vixen (Janáček)
Co-Opera Co, Fulham, London
2014
Fiordiligi
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
Co-Opera Co, Fulham, London
2014
Anne Trulove
The Rake's Progress (Stravinsky)
OperaCoast, Eastbourne
2013
Ursula
Mathis der Maler (Hindemith)
Morley College Opera, London
2013
Ninfa, Chorus
Orfeo (Monteverdi)
Hampstead Garden Opera, London
2012

Chorus

Soprano Chorus
The Silver Birch (Roxanna Panufnik)
SWAPRA Gala, Opera Holland Park
2018
Soprano Chorus
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti)
Opera de Bauge
2017
Soprano Chorus
La clemenza di Tito (Mozart)
Opera de Bauge
2017
Soprano Chorus
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
Bury Court Opera
2017
Soprano Chorus
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
Bury Court Opera
2016

Oratorio/Concerts

1st Soprano - Philharmonia Chorus student scheme
Missa Solemnis (Beethoven)
Philharmonia Chorus at Elbphilharmonie
2017
Soprano Soloist
Ein Deutsches Requiem (Brahms)
Southend Bach Choir
2016
Soprano Soloist
Ode to St Cecilia (Handel)
AIMS Summer School
2015
Soprano Soloist, Radio 3 Studio Programme
Missa Mirabilis (Stephen Hough)
BBCSO
2013

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Photo by James Keates

Photo by James Keates

Photo by Klaudia Magdon

MA
Wales International Academy of Voice
2017–2018
MMus (Vocal Performance)
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
2015–2017
BA (Hons), English Literature (Choral Scholarship)
St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge
2006–2009

Originally from Bath, soprano Alice Usher studied with Dennis O’Neill and Nuccia Focile at the Wales International Academy of Voice (WIAV). Previously, she held a choral scholarship at St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, and was awarded the MMus Prize at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where her teacher was Alison Wells.

Operatic experience includes La Contessa Le nozze di Figaro (Bloomsbury Opera), Fortuna L’incoronazione di Poppea (Trinity Laban Opera), Kate Pinkerton Madama Butterfly (Southbank Sinfonia), and Sarah in Banished by Stephen McNeff (world premiere, Trinity Laban Opera). Opera Scenes include Miss Jessel The Turn of the Screw, Donna Elvira Don Giovanni, and Tatyana Eugene Onegin. Alice has also sung in opera choruses including Cambridge Handel Opera Group and Bury Court Opera. Solo concert engagements include Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem and the Missa Mirabilis by Stephen Hough for a BBC broadcast.

Alice has taken part in masterclasses including Dame Kiri Te Kanawa at WIAV and Brigitte Fassbaender at the Wigmore Hall. In 2017, Alice reached the final of the AESS Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition.

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