Alex Otterburn
Baritone

“Alex Otterburn’s lovely baritone lent a redeeming glow to Kalenik” (Opera Magazine, May 2016)

Contacts

Ian Stones +44 (0)20 3725 9104
Clare Erskine +44 (0)20 3725 9145

Biography

Currently in his final year at the Royal Academy, Alex Otterburn has shown himself to be a young artist to watch.

In 2015 Alex was invited by Michael Chance to make his European concert debut as Curio (Giulio Cesare) at the Concertgebouw with the Symphonie Atlantique alongside Lawrence Zazzo, Anna Christy and Patricia Bardon, in addition to making his debut as Schaunard (La bohème) with the Lyric Opera and RTÉ Concert Orchestra conducted by David Heusel. Recent seasons have also featured Eugene Onegin at the Dartington International Festival under Sian Edwards and Malatesa (Don Pasquale) on tour across the UK with Opera Holloway.

Currently in his final year at the Royal Academy, Alex Otterburn has shown himself to be a young artist to watch.

In 2015 Alex was invited by Michael Chance to make his European concert debut as Curio (Giulio Cesare) at the Concertgebouw with the Symphonie Atlantique alongside Lawrence Zazzo, Anna Christy and Patricia Bardon, in addition to making his debut as Schaunard (La bohème) with the Lyric Opera and RTÉ Concert Orchestra conducted by David Heusel. Recent seasons have also featured Eugene Onegin at the Dartington International Festival under Sian Edwards and Malatesa (Don Pasquale) on tour across the UK with Opera Holloway.

Other highlights have included Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night conducted by Gareth Hancock, where he was praised by Opera Magazine for possessing “a lovely baritone which lent a redeeming glow to Kalenik”, and Mercurio in L’incoronazione di Poppea. Alex has worked on a variety of roles at the Academy including Marco (Gianni Schicci), as well as Burgess and Dr Crabbe (Peter Grimes) and Prince Yeletsky cover (Pique Dame) for Grange Park Opera, Father (Hänsel und Gretel) and Gasparo (Rita) for Opera Holloway and Sprecher and Papageno cover for Ryedale Festival Opera.

Alongside his Academy commitments, this season Alex makes his debut as Guglielmo in Daisy Evans’ production of Così fan tutte for Bury Court Opera.

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Contacts

Ian Stones +44 (0)20 3725 9104
Clare Erskine +44 (0)20 3725 9145

Reviews

“The extravagant sashaying of the hip-flask-addicted John Styx (a terrific account by the baritone Alex Otterburn, a 2014 International Opera Awards bursary winner)” (Opera Magazine, April 2017)

“Alex Otterburn impressed as the put-upon John Styx, a classy baritone with a lovely quality to his voice in his Song of the King of Boeotia.” (Bachtrack, February 2017)

“Otterburn proved a master of physical theatre, tripping, lolling and hopak-ing with oafish ineptitude.” (Opera Today, March 2016)

“The extravagant sashaying of the hip-flask-addicted John Styx (a terrific account by the baritone Alex Otterburn, a 2014 International Opera Awards bursary winner)” (Opera Magazine, April 2017)

“Alex Otterburn impressed as the put-upon John Styx, a classy baritone with a lovely quality to his voice in his Song of the King of Boeotia.” (Bachtrack, February 2017)

“Otterburn proved a master of physical theatre, tripping, lolling and hopak-ing with oafish ineptitude.” (Opera Today, March 2016)

“There’s fine comedy from Alex Otterburn’s drunken Cossack Kalenik.” (The Express, March 2016)

“There is a firm beautiful voice in the making in Alex Otterburn, who negotiated Don Giovanni and the Count in two of the four Mozart excerpts with impressive confidence. An excellent impression - again promises good stuff for the future.” (Brian Dickie Blog, October 2014)

“It's Alex Otterburn in the role of Father who shines; in possession of a powerful voice, he is onstage for too brief a time.” (Broadway Baby, April 2015)