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Alex Ashworth, Bass

Alex Ashworth was a Choral Scholar at St John's College, Cambridge, before winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music where he studied with Mark Wildman, Clara Taylor and Julius Drake.

Alex has worked with many of Britain's main opera houses, including Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Scottish Opera and Welsh National Opera. He has also made his début for Lille Opera and Icelandic Opera. His rôles include the titles in Mozart Don Giovanni, Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin, Verdi Falstaff, and Berg Wozzeck; and also Figaro Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Silvio Leoncavallo I Pagliacci and Smirnov Walton The Bear.

Alex is an accomplished interpreter of oratorio, appearing at The Royal Festival Hall, The Barbican and The Royal Albert Hall (BBC Proms). Recently he sang St Joseph Berlioz L'Enfance du Christ at the Cadogan Hall with Sir Colin Davis and the Icelandic premiere of Handel Israel in Egypt, touring Europe with the same piece for John Eliot Gardiner.

Notable engagements for 2012/2013 include Schumann Manfred Symphony, touring Spain and The Canary Islands; Bach St John Passion for the Three Choirs Festival, Orff Carmina Burana in the Faroe Islands, and Bach Christmas Oratorio in Australia. In addition to his busy solo career, Alex is a Professor at the RAM, where he was recently elected ARAM. 2012 will see him give a series of vocal master classes in Madrid.

September 2014