Alexander Chance was born in London in 1992, and educated at New College, Oxford, where he was a Choral Scholar and read Classics.
Recent concert appearances include a tour of Bach’s St Matthew Passion with Freiburger Barockorchester; a recital in Paris’s Salle Cortot of Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater and other baroque works, with Les Accents and Thibault Noally; Britten’s Canticles with Ian
Bostridge and Julius Drake at the Ravenna Festival; Bach’s St John Passion with John Eliot
Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists (recorded for Deutsche Grammophon); Bach’s B Minor
Mass with Masaaki Suzuki and Bach Collegium Japan; works by Purcell and Handel with Kristian
Bezuidenhout and Freiburger Barockorchester; Handel’s Messiah with orchestras such as the
Academy of Ancient Music, the London Handel Players and the Instruments of Time and Truth;
regular solo recitals throughout Europe with lutenist Toby Carr.
In 2021 Alexander made his stage debut as Oberon in The Grange Festival's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream; in 2022 he
featured in several roles at the Vache Baroque Festival; and in 2023 he performed Tolomeo in Handel’s Giulio Cesare (English Touring Opera).
In 2022, he became the first countertenor to win the International Handel Singing Competition, also winning the Audience Prize.
Highlights this season include a debut for Welsh National Opera (Apollo/Death in Venice), Giulio Cesare (Tolomeo) with Masato Suzuki and Bach Collegium Japan, a debut solo recital at Wigmore Hall, and a solo recital at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.
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