Renowned for her interpretations on the great recital, concert, and opera stages of the
world, Alice Coote's career has taken her from her beginnings in the north of England
singing in local festivals and playing oboe in the Cheshire Youth Orchestra to being
regarded as one of the great artists of today. She trained at Guildhall School of Music and
Drama, Royal Northern College of Music, and the National Opera Studio.
As a recitalist, Ms. Coote performs throughout the UK, Europe, and the US at prestigious
venues, including Wigmore Hall, BBC Proms, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Lincoln Center, among
many others. Recently, she performed Schubert's Winterreise at Wigmore
Hall and at the Stars of the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg. Judith Weir's The
Voice of Desire was written for her, and she was a resident artist at both
Wigmore Hall and the BBC Proms.
Acclaimed in particular for her performances of Mahler, Berlioz, Mozart, Händel, and Bach
with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Boston
Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, and Royal
Concertgebouw Orchestra, she has collaborated with conductors such as Valery Gergiev,
Christoph von Dohnányi, Jirˇi Beˇlohávek, and Pierre Boulez.
Ms. Coote spends a large part of her time engaged in the UK and abroad interpreting male
and female roles at Opera North, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, English National
Opera, and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. In Europe, she has appeared in Paris
(Opéra national de Paris and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées), Amsterdam, Geneva, Munich,
Frankfurt, and Salzburg. In the United States, she has performed with the main opera houses
in Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, and New York. Highlights of her
operatic calendar for the 2013-2014 season include Anne Strawson in the Metropolitan
Opera's premiere production of Nico Muhly's Two Boys, Octavian in Der
Rosenkavalier at the Met, and Le Prince Charmant in Cendrillon at
the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. She returns to the role of Octavian at the Bavarian
State Opera in Munich as well as in Birmingham with the City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra and performs Dejanira in Hercules with the Canadian Opera Company
Recent recordings include Schubert's Winterreise (Wigmore Hall Live) and Mahler's
Das Lied von der Erde (Pentatone). She will release a CD of Handel arias, an
album of French song, and Elgar's Sea Pictures this year.