Louise Alder studied at the Royal College of Music International Opera School, where she was the inaugural Kiri Te Kanawa Scholar. She won the Young Singer Award at the 2017 International Opera Awards and the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize at the 2017 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. She also won the 2015 inaugural Young British Soloists’ Competition, is the recipient of Glyndebourne’s 2014 John Christie Award and took 2nd Prize in the 2013 Kathleen Ferrier Competition. She is a Classical Opera Associate Artist, and has appeared with the company in Handel’s Messiah at Middle Temple Hall and in concert at Wigmore Hall and St John’s Smith Square. She is a member of the Frankfurt Opera Ensemble, where her roles have included Atalanta in a new production of Xerxes, Gilda (Rigoletto), Sophie (Werther) and Despina (Così fan tutte). Other opera roles have included Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) for Welsh National Opera, Lucia (The Rape of Lucretia) and Zerlina (Don Giovanni) for Glyndebourne, Ilia (Idomeneo) for Garsington Opera, Euridice in Luigi Rossi’s Orpheus for the Royal Opera, Rapunzel (Into the Woods) for the Théâtre du Châtelet and Gilda, Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) and the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen for Oper Frankfurt. In 2017 she sang the role of Marzelline in Fidelio at the BBC Proms.