Alex Haigh, winner of the Opera Awards Foundation Bursary in 2016, read Music and Drama at Hull University, and performed many operas there including the title role of The Teacher (Weill) and Father/Seven Deadly Sins (Weill). He received a scholarship from Trinity Laban Conservatoire to complete a Masters Degree in vocal performance. Whilst there, he performed The Mayor/Albert Herring, Ferrando/Così fan tutte, Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni and Tamino/Die Zauberflöte.
Subsequently he studied at the Berlin Opera Academy, performing Scaramuccio/Ariadne auf Naxos. He attended English National Opera’s ‘Opera Works’ course, and participated in masterclasses organised by Opera North, the Opera Awards and Opera Prelude, led by artists such as Robert Tear, Sarah Connolly, Dame Felicity Lott, Simon Keenlyside and Stuart Skelton.
Operatic roles include Nemorino/L’elisir d’amore, The Moon/The Enchanted Pig, seven roles in The Original Chinese Conjuror (comic contemporary opera by Raymond Yiu), Alfredo/La traviata, Monsieur Triquet/Eugene Onegin and Gamaccio/Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio. He has worked for The Grange Festival and Grange Park Opera.
Alex’s forthcoming operatic performances in 2019 include Zinoviy/Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk district (Fulham Opera); Rodolfo/La bohème (Opera Holloway); and Narciso/Il Turco in Italia (Proper Opera company).