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Alice Privett

Alice Privett    Soprano

Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

Mendelssohn 'Elijah' in the Great Hall, University of Reading on November 21st, 2015.

Alice Privett            Soprano

Alice Privett graduated from the opera course at the Royal Academy of Music in 2014, where she was generously supported by the Winifred Disney and Jennifer Vyvyan Awards and was a Sickle Foundation Scholar; she continues her studies with Elizabeth Ritchie.

Her oratorio work includes Handel's Messiah at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Israel in Egypt with the Hudderfield Choral Society, Bach's B Minor Mass and Tippet's A Child of our Time. Operatic roles include Poppea L'Incoronazione di Poppea and Pamina (Longborough Festival Opera Young Artists/Barefoot Young artists), First Bridesmaid/cover of Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro (BYO), Despina (Hampstead Garden Opera), Papagena for Longborough Festival Opera, cover Nanetta for Iford Arts, Baronessa Irene and Ginevra Ariodante for RAO, Carolina The Secret Marriage for British Youth Opera, Nerone L'Incoronazione di Poppea at the Aldeburgh Festival with Richard Egarr, Nedda I Pagliacci for Woodhouse Opera, Gretel Hänsel und Gretel for West Green Opera and the Pimlott Foundation, Oriane Amadis de Gaule for UCL Opera and Romilda Xerxes at Longborough Festival Opera.

Alice has a keen interest in new music, and was awarded the Tracey Chadwell Memorial Prize by the GSMD for work in contemporary song. She has performed at the contemporary opera festival Tête à Tête in London, and in 2012 performed in a centenary performance of Pierrot Lunaire with Jane Manning. In 2013 she performed Songs for Sue (Knussen) at the RAM with the Manson Ensemble, and 2014 included a selection of Birtwhistle songs aired on BBC Radio 3 as part of the BBC proms, and a solo recital at King's Place (Berg and Schoenberg song).

She has twice been a Britten Pears Young Artist at the Aldeburgh Festival, and was also part of the Royal Academy's Song Circle, with whom she performed several concerts around England, including at the Oxford Lieder Festival.

In competition she has won the first prize in the Susan Longfield Award (2011), the Royal Overseas League (2011) with the ensemble 'Cries of London' (with whom she performed at the Wigmore, July 2013), and in the Joan Chissel Schumann Prize at the Royal Academy of Music (2012). She is the recipient of both the Helen Clarke Award (2013) and a Leonard Ingrams Award (2014) from Garsington Opera.

Upcoming performances include Mimi for Clapham Opera Festival, and Vier Letzte Lieder at the Amersham Festival in 2016.

August, 2015