Alice Coote


The world-renowned English mezzo-soprano’s repertoire encompasses not only trouser roles of Monteverdi, Gluck, Mozart, Massenet, and Strauss, but also such diverse female roles as Poppea, Carmen, Charlotte, Donizetti’s Léonor, and Berlioz’s Marguerite. A major Handel interpreter, she is celebrated for Alcina (Stuttgart, Edinburgh, San Francisco, Paris, Vienna), Giulio Cesare (Metropolitan Opera, Paris), Ariodante (London, Toronto, Vienna, European tour with The English Concert), Orlando (London), and Hercules (Chicago, London, Vienna, Paris, Toronto). During the past two seasons she has made acclaimed role debuts as Leonora/Adès’s The Exterminating Angel (Met), Vitellia/La clemenza di Tito (Glyndebourne), and Sara/Roberto Devereux (Frankfurt). Later this season she returns to the Bavarian State Opera in the title role/Handel’s Agrippina (role debut). A sought-after concert artist and recitalist worldwide, she recently returned to Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde at the Edinburgh International Festival with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and at the BBC Proms with the Hallé Orchestra under Sir Mark Elder. Other great successes include appearances with the major orchestras of London, Boston, New York, and Amsterdam. The mezzo’s discography includes a recital of Handel arias, numerous song programs, and major works of Monteverdi, Brahms, Mahler, and Elgar. DVD appearances include Alcina, L’incoronazione di Poppea, Lucrezia Borgia, Cendrillon, and Hansel and Gretel.

Previously at Lyric: Seven roles since 2001|02, most Ariodante/Ariodante (2018|19), Prince Charming/Cendrillon (2018|19); Octavian/ Der Rosenkavalier (2015|16); Composer/ Ariadne auf Naxos (2011|12).

Last updated: March 3, 2019