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Alex Otterburn


Alex Otterburn graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, he joined Scottish Opera as an Emerging Artist and last season joined ENO as a Harewood Artist.

Previously for ENO:  Ernie It’s a Wonderful Life, Schaunard La Bohème; Moralès Carmen, Huntsman Rusalka; Pluto Orpheus in the Underworld, Squibby Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel; Hel Helson Paul Bunyan.

Highlights elsewhere :Demetrius in Paul Curran’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for The Grange Festival, Chip in Antony McDonald’s new production of On the Town at the Hyogo Performing Arts Centre and on tour in Tokyo, Harlequin in Ariadne auf Naxos for both Scottish Opera and Opera Holland Park, Pallante in Agrippina for The Grange Festival, and his company debut at Opera North as Cascada in The Merry Widow under Martin André.


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Career Highlights

Notable engagements elsewhere: Eddy Greek (Brooklyn Academy of Arts/Edinburgh International Festival/Glasgow); Chip On the Town (Hyogo Performing Arts Centre); Cascada The Merry Widow (Opera North); Harlequin Ariadne auf Naxos (Scottish Opera, Opera Holland Park); Pallante Agrippina (Grange Festival); Guglielmo Così fan tutte (Bury Court Opera). Concert engagements include Carmina Burana for Oulu Symphony Orchestra, Bernstein’s Arias and Barcarolles at the Edinburgh International Festival, and appearances at the Ludlow English Song Festival. Elsewhere he has sung Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Haydn’s The Seasons, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem, Fauré’s Requiem and Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony. He is the proud recipient of an Independent Opera Fellowship award.

Last updated: 30th June 2023