Equally famed on the great operatic stages as in concert and recital, mezzo-soprano Alice Coote performs throughout the UK, Europe and the US with prestigious musical institutions including the London, Chicago and Boston Symphony Orchestras and New York Philharmonic, the Royal Opera House, Opéra de Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Bayerische Staatsoper, Salzburg Festival, Wigmore Hall, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Her operatic roles have ranged from the title roles in Carmen, The Rape of Lucretia and Dido and Aeneas, Charlotte Werther, Dorabella Così fan tutte, Octavian Der Rosenkavalier, and Composer Ariadne auf Naxos, to Sesto and Vitellia La Clemenza di Tito, Sesto Giulio Cesare and Le Prince Charmant Cendrillon.
Her many recordings include Mahler’s Song Cycles, The Power of Love: An English Songbook, Brahms Alto Rhapsody, Schubert’s Winterreise, Hansel Hansel and Gretel and Nerone L’incoronazione di Poppea.
Recent highlights have included Orfeo ed Euridice at Opera North; Handel’s Agrippina at Staatsoper Hamburg; Mère Marie and Madame de Croissy in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites at Opernhaus Zürich and the Metropolitan Opera respectively; Ravel’s Shéhérazade with the Sinfonia of London and John Wilson at the Barbican; Elgar’s Sea Pictures with Philharmonia and John Eliot Gardiner; Das Lied von der Erde with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Verdi’s Requiem, The Apostles and The Dream of Gerontius with The Hallé and Sir Mark Elder. She returns to the Royal Opera House in Handel’s Jephtha in autumn 2023.
In 2018, she was awarded an OBE for services to music.