"Excellent diction, lovely story telling. The voice was free and glorious and round. Very promising artist." Leah-Marian Jones, Llangollen Eisteddfod 2019
Louisa Alice-Rose is a highly versatile soprano and actress. She has been performing on the professional stage since her West End debut at aged 8 in Les Miserables at The Palace Theatre. At aged 9, Louisa played the role of ‘Tilly’ in the World Première performance of The Bear by Howard Blake at The Barbican Centre and Birmingham Symphony Hall.
Louisa studied with vocal coach Elizabeth Harley from the age of 6. She trained at Sylvia Young Theatre School, Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, Glyndebourne Youth Opera and the Royal Northern College of Music, graduating with First Class Honours in Vocal Studies and Opera.
Louisa was a member of Capital Arts Children's Choir (Kathleen Shanks) from the age of 9 to 16. With the choir, Louisa performed recitals at Chequers for Cherie Blair and on tour in France at Chartres Cathedral and Disneyland Paris. Louisa also performed at The 02 Arena with 'SPIRIT' for the Voice In A Million Concert and was a soloist for Paul Potts' 'The Glory Of Christmas' concert at The Royal Albert Hall in 2010.
Also with Capital Arts, Louisa was part of the children's chorus for a number of Raymond Gubbay operas at The Royal Albert Hall - Carmen, Tosca and La Boheme and for Joseph And His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the New London Theatre, performing alongside Darren Day and Stephen Gately.
At aged 17, Louisa was runner-up in both the Next BRIT Thing competition (sponsored by Classic FM) and the Rotary Club of Great Britain and Ireland Young Musician of the Year. Whilst at the RNCM, Louisa was awarded the Freckleton Prize and Doherty Cup for the highest recital mark in her year group. Louisa was nominated for a Classic BRIT Award in 2018.
In 2019 Louisa was one of the final 6 singers (and the only singer representing England) at the Llangollen Eisteddfod Pendine International Voice of the Future.
Other career highlights include solo recitals at Hampton Court Palace and Windsor Castle and solo performances at the Royal Albert Hall, Cardiff Millennium Centre and Bournemouth International Centre. Louisa was also part of the Ensemble for the Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert at the 02 Arena.
Louisa recently collaborated with composer Lyndon Samuel to record and release three new songs, 'You Are Not Alone,' 'The Cold of Winter' and 'Ave Maria'. The first two were top of the iTunes Classical Charts (Nov 2020 and Feb 2021) and Ave Maria was Number 3 (Dec 2020).
Other recordings include Louisa’s debut album ‘Summer Rose’ (released April 2020), ‘Soul Of A Child’ (released December 2019) and ‘Little Prayers Of Love’ (recorded when Louisa was just 9 years old).
Louisa’s Gilbert & Sullivan roles include Phyllis (Iolanthe) for White Knight, Yum Yum (The Mikado) for Opera South East, Constance (The Sorcerer), Kate (The Pirates of Penzance) and Leila (Iolanthe) for Grim’s Dyke Opera, Kate (The Pirates of Penzance) for Kentish Opera and Isabel (The Pirates of Penzance) for Celebrate Voice.
Louisa’s operatic roles include Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Berta (The Barber Of Seville) with Surrey Opera, Sara (Tobias and the Angel, Jonathan Dove), Mimi (La Boheme) excerpts with London Cantamusica, Emma Jones (Street Scene, Kurt Weill) RNCM, Jou-Jou (The Merry Widow) RNCM, Mignon (Mignon, Thomas) RNCM Excerpts and Dorabella (Cosi Fan Tutti) RNCM Excerpts.
Upcoming roles for 2023 include Phoebe (The Yeomen Of The Guard) with Kentish Opera, Fanny Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility) for Surrey Opera and Pitti-Sing (The Mikado) for White Knight.
As a soprano soloist on the concert platform, performances include Bach's Magnificat, St Matthew Passion and Christmas Oratorio, Purcell's Come Ye Sons Of Art, Faure's Requiem, Haydn's Creation, Vivaldi's Gloria, Mozart's Solemn Vespers, Bizet’s Te Deum, Schubert’s Mass in A Flat, Handel's Messiah and Anthem For The Foundling Hospital and Rutter's Requiem.