Awarded a 2022 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, Alessandro Fisher was a member of the BBC New Generation Artists Scheme between 2018 and 202. An Associate Artist of The Mozartists, he won the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Awards and was selected by Gramophone as “One to Watch” in May 2022.
He made his Salzburg Festival debut as Lucano L’Incoronazione di Poppea and his operatic engagements have further included performances with Garsington Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, The Grange Festival and the Royal Opera, London. He also appears regularly in concert and recital, including performances for Leeds Lieder, Oxford Lieder and at Wigmore Hall.
Engagements during 2022 / 2023 include Ferrando Così fan tutte for The Grange Festival, Olsvaldo in Mercadante Il Proscritto for Opera Rara, Berlioz L’Enfance du Christ at the Wimbledon Festival, Britten Les Illuminations with the Ulster Orchestra, Mendelssohn Die erste Walpurgisnacht with Huddersfield Choral Society and Elias at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt, Mozart Mass in C Minor with Royal Northern Sinfonia, Vaughan Williams On Wenlock Edge and Serenade to Music with the Nash Ensemble, On Wenlock Edge with for the Navarra Quartet, First Brother The Seven Deadly Sins with the London Symphony Orchestra, a recital with Simon Lepper for the NI Glenarm Festival of Voice and Magic Lantern Tales at the Beverley Chamber Music Festival.
His recordings include Theodore in Loder Raymond and Agnes and Harlequin in Ethel Smyth Fête Galante for Retrospect Opera, L’Incoronazione di Poppea on Harmonia Mundi, Bastien und Bastienne on Signum and Roussel Evocations on Chandos.
Being awarded a grant by the BBT was the most amazing, positive experience. To have such faith placed in my ability was hugely career-affirming, and being able to draw on a wealth of experience from such a fantastic organisation has allowed me to develop an even greater understanding and appreciation for this profession.
Photographs by Gerard Collett