Royal Academy of Music

Alex Otterburn Baritone

Recipient of Independent Opera Postgraduate Voice Fellowship 2017

Winner of a 2014 International Opera Awards bursary & the 2016 Pavarotti Prize, Alex read Economics at The University of Manchester and went on to complete his masters and opera school at the Royal Academy of Music.

In August 2017, Alex made his professional role debut as Eddy in a new production of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Greek with Scottish Opera, opening the 2017 Edinburgh International Festival. He is an Emerging Artist at Scottish Opera for the 17/18 season, performing Eddy (Greek), Marquese (La traviata) and Harlequin (Ariadne auf Naxos) which will tour to Opera Holland Park July 2018. Future highlights include roles with The Grange Festival in Summer 2018.

2015 saw Alex make his international debuts at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw singing Curio (Giulio Cesare) with Lawrence Zazzo in the title role, and at the National Concert Hall, Dublin singing Schaunard (La bohème) with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Lyric Opera. Other debuts included the title roles of Don Giovanni in London and Yevgeniy Onegin for Dartington International Festival under Russian specialist Sian Edwards. In previous seasons Alex performed Guglielmo (Cosí fan tutte) for Bury Court Opera, Malatesta (Don Pasquale) with Opera Holloway touring through south England, and made his debut with the Chamber Orchestra of Geneva in Victoria Hall singing arias by Mozart. Previous credits include work with Grange Park Opera, Opera Ireland, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and lecture recitals with Opera Prelude at the Cadogan Hall, London.

This biography was published in October 2017.