Alison Kettlewell was born in Taunton, Somerset and graduated in drama before studying singing at the Royal Northern and Royal College of Music (Opera Course). She was a winner of the AsLiCo Competition for Young Opera Singers of Europe and a finalist at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards.
Engagements in recent seasons include Fricka and Waltraute in Der Ring des Nibelungen (Longborough Festival Opera); Siegrune Die Walküre in concert with the Hallé Orchestra under Sir Mark Elder (BBC Radio 3 broadcast and CD release), Marcellina Le nozze di Figaro for West Green House Opera and Matilda & George Cautionary Tales (Opera North). She also covered Azucena in Il trovatore for Scottish Opera.
On the concert platform repertoire includes the Bach Passions though to Berlioz L’enfance du Christ, Elgar TheDream of Gerontius and Verdi Requiem.
In the current season she performed the Verdi Requiem at Guildford and Salisbury Cathedrals and next season returns to Scottish Opera.