Alan Oke studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow and with Hans Hotter in Munich.
Currently for ENO: John Styx Orpheus in the Underworld.
Following a successful career as a baritone, he made his debut as a tenor in 1992. Since then his career has covered much of the tenor repertoire, including Rodolfo La bohème, Alfredo La traviata, Pinkerton Madama Butterfly, Steva Jenufa, Boris Katya Kabanova, M. K. Gandhi Satyagraha, the Four Servants Les contes d’Hoffmann, Schoolteacher The Cunning Little Vixen, Skuratov From the House of the Dead and Loge Das Rheingold.
Companies include: Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera North and the Canadian and Metropolitan Opera, as well as appearances at the Aix en Provence, Edinburgh, Aldeburgh, Bregenz and Ravenna Festivals and the BBC Proms.
He has established an enviable reputation in twentieth-century and contemporary repertoire, including Chairman Mao Nixon in China, Caliban The Tempest, Hiereus/the Translator The Minotaur, Old Man Marshall Anna Nicole, Prince/Manservant/Marquis Lulu.
Most recently he created the Rookie in David Sawyer’s The Skating Rink and The Governor in David Lang’s Prisoner of the State.
Future engagements include: Fatty The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Dutch National Opera), Sellem The Rake’s Progress (Glyndebourne), further performances of Prisoner of the State and a return to Covent Garden.
Last updated: 20th August 2019