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Alexander Sprague



English tenor Alexander Sprague made his Royal Opera House debut in 2014 as Youth (Moses und Aron) for Welsh National Opera. He made his Royal Opera debut in 2015 as Second Pastor/Apollo in Orfeo, directed by Michael Boyd at the Roundhouse.

Sprague was born in Somerset and sang as a chorister at Bristol Cathedral. He studied music at Durham University and singing at the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio. His operatic engagements include Ywain (Gawain) for the Salzburg Festival, Electrician (Powder Her Face) and Pliable and Superstition (The Pilgrim’s Progress) for English National Opera, the title role of Albert Herring for Opera North, Lyngstrand (The Lady from the Sea) for Scottish Opera, Agenore (Il re pastore) and Eurimedes (Telemann’s Orpheus) for the Classical Opera Company, Novice (Billy Budd) for Gothenburg Opera, Shepherd (L’Orfeo) for Opéra National de Lorraine, Salle Pleyel, Paris, Victorin/Gaston (Die tote Stadt) for Angers Nantes Opera and Indian Boy (The Fairy Queen) for Stuttgart Opera.

Sprague has sung in concert with orchestras and ensembles including the Philharmonia, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Les Talens Lyriques and Northern Sinfonia, and appeared in recital for London Handel Festival and Leeds Lieder Festival.