Alexander Wall
"...Alexander Wall had a good clear toneā€¦the duet for tenor and mezzo was very well judged"

About Alexander

Alexander Wall was born in Leicester. He started singing as a chorister at Westminster Abbey, and was the first recipient of the Sir David Willcocks medal. Having won a music scholarship to Uppingham School, he furthered his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music at undergraduate and postgraduate level, which he completed with distinction in summer, 2007. He studied there with Peter Alexander Wilson. Currently Alexander is working with Michael Trimble. Roles at the RNCM include Lensky (Eugene Onegin) and Schoolmaster (The Cunning Little Vixen). His postgraduate studies were generously sponsored by The Oglesby Charitable Trust.

Alexander has performed extensively at home and abroad with many distinguised companies. These include The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; English National Opera; Grange Park Opera; Carl Rosa Opera. In Europe, he has worked in Holland for The Netherlands Opera and Nationale Reisopera, in France with Opera de Nancy and in Norway with Den Norske Opera. In 2008 Alexander played Fenton (Falstaff), on tour for The Opera Project, and Pasek (The Cunning Little Vixen), at The Longborough Festival.

Eminent conductors that Alexander has worked with include Sir Antonio Pappano, Lorin Maazel, Sir Mark Elder, Semyon Bychkov, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Thomas Hengelbrock. Leading stage directors he has worked with includeSir  David McVicar, Jonathan Miller, Tim Albery, and Moshe Leiser & Patrice Caurier.

Alexander performs regularly as a soloist with some of the UK's finest ensembles and choral societies in a number of prestigious venues. Concert highlights include Mozart’s Requiem with The Northern Sinfonia (Halsey) at The Sage, Gateshead; Handel’s Messiah at Westminster Abbey, Darmstadtium in Darmstadt (Seeliger), Ripon Cathedral, Blackburn Cathedral; Ein Lakai (Der Rosenkavalier) at The Bridgewater Hall with The Halle Orchestra (Elder); Mozart’s Great Mass with Manchester Camerata Orchestra and Bolton Choral Union, and Bach’s B Minor Mass at Sheffield Cathedral.

For The Royal Opera House, Alexander performed as An Apprentice (Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg) in Graham Vick's 2011 revival under the baton of Sir Antonio Pappano. Future plans there include extra chorus in Don Carlo and Les Vêpres Siciliennes.

In April 2012 Alexander made his London recital debut with Schubert's Winterreise in Hall One, King's Place with the pianist Jamie Thompson.

In another sphere altogether, Alexander is a long-time member of The Northern Lawn Tennis Club in Didsbury, Manchester. He is a very keen sportsman, and is acutely aware of the benefits to his singing of keeping physically active. In this regard, apart from tennis, Alexander also uses yoga and gym work - not to mention triathlons - to aid his singing career. His sporting and musical passions coincided in the summer of 2010 when he was invited by The Northern to sing at the final of the prestigious Manchester Masters event. This led on to him performing for The Medicash Liverpool International Tennis Tournament 2012 in the presence of Virginia Wade, Greg Rusedski, Peter Flemming and other legends of the game. Alexander is an accomplished tennis player himself...when he gets the chance!

 

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