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Alex
Ashworth

Alex Ashworth, Bass

Alex Ashworth is a concert and opera singer working across Europe and the United Kingdom. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music and has since made his debut with opera houses including Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Welsh National Opera and Scottish Opera. Abroad he has performed for the Opera Comique in Paris, Opera de Lille and the Icelandic Opera.

Alex sings regularly on the concert platform and has worked as a soloist for conductors including Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Colin Davis and Paul McCreesh. Recent appearances include the United Kingdom premiere, with the Classical Opera Company, of Telemann Orfeo as Pluto, Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem with the Hallé Orchestra, Messiah with the CBSO and City of Birmingham Choir in Symphony Hall, Birmingham, a tour of Australia with the Australian Chamber Orchestra in Bach Christmas Oratorio and performances of Brahms Requiem in China.

Alex's recordings include Monteverdi Vespers for DVD with John Eliot Gardiner (to be released late 2014), Stravinsky Oedipus Rex, with the London Symphony Orchestra, and Handel Giulio Cesare (DVD) for Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

Future plans include a recording of the B Minor Mass for John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Vespers for the Sixteen and Harry Christophers in Vienna and on tour across the US, and Mozart Requiem in Leipzig and Pisa.

January 2015