Alexander Sprague – tenor
Recent performances include the title role in Albert Herring (Opera North), Novice Billy Budd (Gothenburg Opera), Captain MacHeath The Beggar’s Opera (European Opera Centre), Pliable/Superstition/Celestial Voice I The Pilgrim’s Progress (English National Opera), Agenore Il Re Pastore, Ywain in Birtwistle’s Gawain (Salzburger Festspiele), Jüngling in Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron (Welsh National Opera and Royal Opera House), Lyngstrand in The Lady from the Sea (Scottish Opera, Edinburgh Festival), Eurimedes in Telemann’s Orpheus (Classical Opera Company), and Male Chorus The Rape of Lucretia (British Youth Opera). Future engagements include Pastore in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (Opéra National de Lorraine).
Concert work has included Leonard The Yeomen of the Guard (Philharmonia Orchestra/John Wilson), Bach St John Passion (Lincoln Cathedral), Mozart Requiem (St Martin-in-the-Fields; Northern Sinfonia in Durham Cathedral), Evangelist St John Passion (Bristol Cathedral), Jenkins The Armed Man (Guernsey Symphony Orchestra), a tour of Handel’s Messiah (Bath Philharmonia) and extracts from Handel’s Alexander’s Feast (London Handel Festival). Alexander has appeared with The Monteverdi Choir, touring across Europe and the USA, at venues including Carnegie Hall and Opéra Comique.
Alexander has worked with conductors Sir Colin Davis, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Charles Mackerras, Ingo Metzmacher, Dr Jane Glover, Laurence Cummings and Justin Doyle and with directors John Copley and John Cox. He is the winner of the Michael Oliver Prize of the London Handel Singing Competition.
He studied at the National Opera Studio and the Royal Academy of Music (with Ryland Davies). He was supported by the Josephine Baker Trust and was the recipient of the Grant McCann Prize, the Kohn Foundation Bach Scholarship and the Haskell Family Foundation Scholarship.