English soprano Louise Alder is moving on to the final round of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.
The soprano performed “Da tempeste il legno infranto” from Handel’s “Giulio Cesare,” “Je suis encore tout étourdie” from Massenet’s “Manon,” and “No word from Tom” from Stravinsky’s “The Rake’s Progress.”
Alder entered the competition as one of the most experienced artists on the roster. She has been a regular with Opera Frankfurt, where she has performed leading roles in such operas as “Le nozze di Figaro,” “Der Rosenkavalier,” “Giulio Cesare in Egitto,” “Hänsel und Gretel,” and “Rigoletto.” She has also performed at the Royal Opera House, making her debut in 2015, and has made a number of recordings throughout her career, including the Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s DVD of “The Rape of Lucretia.” She also has five other projects in the works that will be released soon.
She beat out baritone John Chest, baritone Iurii Samoilov, mezzo Ezgi Karakaya, and tenor Lukhanyo Moyake.
She will join Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar and Anthony Clark Evans in the final concert on Sunday.