Alice Coote

Alice Coote

Established as a major star across both operatic and concert stages, mezzo-soprano Alice Coote is regarded as one of the great artists of our time. Coote has performed major roles on stages such as the Metropolitan Opera, Glyndebourne, Royal Opera House, Bayerische Staatsoper, Opéra de Paris, Wiener Staatsoper, LA Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Salzburg Festival. Equally acclaimed on the concert stage, she has performed with orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, The Hallé and The Concertgebouw.

Engagements in the 23/24 season include Storge Jephtha at the Royal Opera House, Mahler Symphony No. 3 with Robin Ticciati and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Beethoven 9th Symphony and Mass in C minor with the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Mahler Symphony No. 3 with Michael Tilson Thomas and the Danish National Symphony and a return to the Wigmore Hall.

Coote’s recent operatic engagements included Madame de Croissy Dialogues des Carmélites at the Metropolitan Opera, title role in Handel Agrippina at Staatsoper Hamburg and Mère Marie in Poulenc Dialogues des Carmélites at Opernhaus Zürich. On the concert stage her recent engagements include the role of Cassandre in Berlioz Les Troyens with Dinis Sousa, the Monteverdi Choir, and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique at prestigious European festivals, Ravel Shéhérazade with the Sinfonia of London and John Wilson at the Barbican, Elgar Sea Pictures with Philharmonia and Sir John Eliot Gardiner; The Dream of Gerontius with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Ryan Wigglesworth, Mahler Das Lied von der Erde with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and Mahler Symphony No.2 with Michael Tilson Thomas and the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington.

Driven by her passion for exploring and challenging gender stereotypes in characterisation, Coote is renowned for her interpretations of some of opera’s most important male and female roles.

Her many recordings include Mahler’s Song Cycles, The Power of Love: An English Songbook and Schubert’s Winterreise.

In 2018 she was awarded an OBE for services to music.

Photo:  Jiyang Chen