Alan Ewing | Bass

Bass

Alan Ewing

This Season

Carmen

Biography

Irish bass Alan Ewing has sung for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, English National Opera, Netherlands Opera, Zürich Opera House, Berlin State Opera and at the festivals of Salzburg, Lucerne, Aldeburgh, Aix-en-Provence and Maggio Musicale Florence. He has sung on award-winning Handel recordings with William Christie and Les Arts Florissants, and Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre, and the complete works of Monteverdi in recordings and on stage. Outside the baroque, his wide repertoire includes Mozart (Osmin, Sarastro, Leporello), Beethoven (Rocco), Strauss (Ochs), Bartok (Bluebeard), and the title role in Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. He has recently sung Bottom in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Japan), Thomas Adès’s Powder her Face (ENO and Bilbao), Gremin in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and Hunding in Wagner’s Die Walküre (Grange Park Opera), and made his debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius. For the Royal Opera House he has sung in Strauss’s Salome, Bizet’s Carmen, Powder her Face, Szymanowski’s King Roger, Lady Bracknell in Gerald Barry’s The Importance of Being Earnest (also with the New York Philharmonic) and returns for Britten’s Billy Budd, Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov and Gerald Barry’s Alice's Adventures Under Ground.

Engagements in 2018-19 included Nettuno in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria at Kilkenny Arts Festival with Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin conducted by Christian Curnyn, Bosun in Britten’s Billy Budd and Frontier Guard in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov for the Royal Opera House, and a concert with the London Sinfonietta at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Future performances include a return to the Royal Opera House, and his debut at La Scala, Milan. He makes his Irish National Opera debut as Zuniga in Bizet’s Carmen.