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Photo: Uber Photography Killara, Sydney, Australia

Alison Manifold

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, German

Opera

Amelia Earhart/Bindi
Silver Electra (Russell Hepplewhite)
English Touring Opera
2017
Donna Elvira
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
English Touring Opera
2016
High Priestess
Iphigénie en Tauride (Gluck)
English Touring Opera
2016
Sylvia
Dust Child (James Garner)
English Touring Opera
2016
Euterpe
Il Parnaso Confuso (Gluck)
Les Bougies Baroques
2015
Musetta​
La bohème (Puccini)
English Touring Opera
2015
Armide
Armide (Gluck)
The Yorke Trust
2014
Siren
King Arthur (Purcell)
Sydney Conservatorium Opera Studio
2011
Arminda
La finta giardiniera (Mozart)
Sydney Conservatorium Opera Studio
2011
Governess
The Turn of the Screw (Britten)
Sydney University Opera Society
2010
Serafina
Il Campanello di Notte (Donizetti)
Sydney Conservatorium Opera Studio
2010
Frau Fluth
Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (Nicolai)
Sydney Conservatorium Opera Studio
2010
Frau Fluth
Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (Nicolai)
Sydney Conservatorium Opera Studio
2010
Asteria
Tamerlano (Handel)
Sydney Conservatorium Opera Studio
2010
Fat Woman
Les Mamelles de Tiresias (Poulenc)
Sydney Conservatorium Opera Studio
2009

Operetta/G&S

Lady Sapphir
Patience (Sullivan)
English Touring Opera
2017
Chorus
Patience (Sullivan)
English Touring Opera
2017

Chorus

Chorus
Tosca (Puccini)
English Touring Opera
2017
Chorus
Pia di Tolomei (Donizetti)
English Touring Opera
2016
Chorus
Iphigénie en Tauride (Gluck)
English Touring Opera
2016
Chorus
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
English Touring Opera
2016
Chorus
La bohème (Puccini)
English Touring Opera
2015
Chorus
L'assedio di Calais (Donizetti)
English Touring Opera
2015
Chorus
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
Opera Australia
2014

Oratorio/Concerts

Soloist
Because I said so! (Various)
Harbour City Opera
2014
Soloist
Sing Joyfully (Various)
Independent
2014
Soloist
Auf wiedersehen, adieu! (Various)
Independent
2013
Soloist
Drama queens and heroines (Various)
Independent
2013
Soloist
Des Herzens stillem Glück (Various)
Independent
2013
Soloist
Mementos (Various)
Independent
2013

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

1. Act 3 - Ah! Si la liberté me doit être ravie

Je dis que rien ne me'pouvante

Quando M'en Vo - 27th September 2015

The Tower Scene - Turn of the Screw

Armide - The Yorke Trust - Sean O'Riordan Photography

Armide - The Yorke Trust - Sean O'Riordan Photography

Armide - The Yorke Trust - Sean O'Riordan Photography

Armide - The Yorke Trust - Sean O'Riordan Photography

Armide - The Yorke Trust - Sean O'Riordan Photography

Armide - The Yorke Trust - Sean O'Riordan Photography

Armide - The Yorke Trust - Sean O'Riordan Photography

Armide - The Yorke Trust - Sean O'Riordan Photography

Armide - The Yorke Trust - Sean O'Riordan Photography

Armide - The Yorke Trust - Sean O'Riordan Photography

Armide - The Yorke Trust - Sean O'Riordan Photography

Armide - The Yorke Trust - Sean O'Riordan Photography

Armide - The Yorke Trust - Sean O'Riordan Photography

Uber Photography Killara, Sydney, Australia

Uber Photography Killara, Sydney, Australia

Uber Photography Killara, Sydney, Australia

Uber Photography Killara, Sydney, Australia

Uber Photography Killara, Sydney, Australia

Uber Photography Killara, Sydney, Australia

Uber Photography Killara, Sydney, Australia

Uber Photography Killara, Sydney, Australia

Uber Photography Killara, Sydney, Australia

Uber Photography Killara, Sydney, Australia

Australian Arts Council Skills and Development Grant (2014)

Opera Foundation Australia AIMS/Graz Award (2012)

Opera Foundation Australia German Award Finalist (2011)

Opera Foundation Australia Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship Finalist (2011)

Competitions

Les Azuriales Young Artist Program Finalist (2014)

McDonald’s Operatic Aria Competition Reserve Finalist 2013 (2013)

AIMS Meistersinger Winner (2012)

“I'm falling swiftly in love with Ali Manifold's voice — whatever that thing is which makes one lyric soprano grab me while a dozen others don't, Ali's got it, and she's gorgeous on stage as well.” – Review of “Serafina” in Il Campanello di Notte (http://primalamusica.typepad.com/primalamusica/sydney-conservatorium/) by Sarah Noble (2010)

Advanced Diploma of Opera
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
2010–2012
Bachelor of Music Studies (Voice)
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
2006–2009

Alison was born in Sydney, Australia. She graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with her Bachelor of Music Studies (Voice) in 2009 and her Advanced Diploma of Opera in 2012. Alison was the winner of the 2012 American Institute of Musical Studies Graz Scholarship from the Opera Foundation Australia. While in Graz she took part in many public performances and recitals and was the winner of the 2012 AIMS Meistersinger Competition. She was also a finalist in the 2011 Opera Foundation Australia Lady Fairfax New York scholarship and also the 2011 Cologne Opera Scholarship and Semi Finalist in the 2013 McDonald’s Performing Arts Challenge Opera Scholarship.

Alison moved to the United Kingdom in 2013 to further her study and as a direct result was offered the role of Armide in the Yorke trust summer production and the chance to take part in the Les Azuriales Young Artist program in Nice 2014. She also performed in Opera Australia’s 2014 Handa’s Opera on Sydney Harbour Madama Butterfly.

Alison is currently working with the English Touring Opera on their Spring tour 2015 as chorus and covering Musetta in La Boheme and chorus in L’assedio di Calais.
She has taken part in master classes with Christa Ludwig, Grahame Pushee, Elizabeth Connell, Michael Lewis, Paulo Micchichi, Susan Bullock and Emma Matthews.

Alison’s heart will always remain in Australia and it is her dream to one day return home and perform on the stage in the Sydney Opera House where her love of the artform was born.

Alison gratefully acknowledges the Australian Arts Council for their support in offering her a scholarship (the Skills and Arts Grant) to help her continue her study.

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