A graduate of London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Alessandro Fisher read Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge, where he was a Choral Scholar at Clare College, and was awarded Joint First Prize at the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Awards. He was also Joint Winner of the Paul Hamburger Lieder Prize at the Guildhall and Winner of the 2013 Oxford Lieder Young Artists Programme.
His operatic engagements have included Don Ottavio Don Giovanni for the Sinfonia d’Amici, First Armed Man / Priest Die Zauberflöte for Garsington Opera at West Green House, Bellecourt Vert Vert for Garsington Opera (for whom he also covered Condulmiero in Maometto 11), Law Student in Matthew Rogers’ And London Burned for the Temple Church and Banquo in Luke Styles’ Macbeth for Glyndebourne Opera’s Jerwood Project and at the Linbury Studio Theatre of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
He appeared in Jonathan Miller’s production of the St Matthew Passion at the National Theatre and was featured on BBC Radio 3’s Spirit of Schubert with Graham Johnson. Concert engagements have further included Evangelist St John Passion at Milton Court, Handel Dixit Dominus and Messiah at the Jesuitenkirche, Innsbruck, Testo Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda for Andrew Lawrence-King and The Wallace Collection, Stravinsky’s Mass with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Hall and recitals at the English Song Festival and the Oxford Lieder Festival.
His current engagements include Delmiro / Alindo Hipermestra for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, The Soldier in Nicolas Lens’ Shell Shock at the Perth International Festival, Don Polidoro La finta semplice and Christian Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebotesfor Classical Opera at St John’s, Smith Square, Arcas Dardanus for English Touring Opera, The Count in Salieri’s La scuola de’ gelosi for Bampton Classical Opera and Roussel’s Evocations with the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier. For Retrospect Opera, he will record Theodore in Edward Loder’s Raymond and Agnes with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by Richard Bonynge.
Alessandro Fisher continues his studies with Iris Dell’Acqua.
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Bellecourt: Vert-Vert / Garsington Opera at Wormsley
“Oxford Lieder Young Artists Winner Alessandro Fisher is the other tenor delight of this mixed evening.”
The Arts Desk
“He has an open, warm and soft-grained tenor: a delight to listen to.”
Christian: Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebotes / Classical Opera
“…sung with notable control and a steady, sympathetic tone by the tenor Alessandro Fisher…”
The Arts Desk
“As Christian, Alessandro Fisher, battling bronchitis though you would scarcely have guessed from his warm, lyrical tone, took physical risks (swooning to the ground in a confined space) and had lovely, rakish charm.”
Law Student: And London Burned / Temple Church
“Alessandro Fisher brings his considerable vocal lustre to bear on hios role as the insipid Law Student.”
The Financial Times
Banquo: Macbeth (Luke Styles) / Linbury Studio Theatre
“…a soft-toned, engagingly naïve portrayal from Alessandro Fisher…”
“…notable contributions from (ia) Alessandro Fisher’s forthright Banquo.”
Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2016 / Wigmore Hall, London
“Fisher’s performance was supremely accomplished, delivering songs in French, Russian, German and Italian with equal ease – and his high notes were floated with exceptional grace.”
“Fisher was an engaging story-teller, relaxed of voice, singing with sensitive phrasing. Fisher’s voice was sweet and dreamy, but never unfocused, perfectly conveying the mystery and pathos of loss.”