"John Millar Jnr. Alexander Anderson-Hall was an endearing young firebrand". Opera Magazine. (A Friend of the People - Scottish Opera).
Alexander Anderson-Hall is an experienced, freelance operatic tenor, living and working mainly in the UK and France. After leaving the Royal College of Music in London, he immediately gained the attention of a wider public as a young artist at Scottish Opera, where he made his debut singing a number of roles including Flavio in Norma, The Peacock in Param Vir’s Broken Strings, John Millar Jnr. for the World premiere of David Horne’s A Friend of the People and Janek in The Makropoulos Case. Since then, his acknowledged dramatic and vocal versatility has afforded him a career that has taken him around the world, with critically acclaimed performances in numerous roles ranging from early opera, through Mozart, Rossini, and Bel Canto to contemporary repertoire.
In 2010-2011 he was enrolled by English National Opera on the Opera Works programme where he continued to refine and hone his skills as an operatic artist.
Spring, Summer and Autumn 2022:
Opera Galleria (Alexander Anderson-Hall and James McOran-Campbell) launch a series of new concert programmes including collaborations with Pianist Laetitia Jollet of Classical songs and arias, plus a brand new 'Classi-Folk' programme with more of your classical and folk favorites. Details coming soon!
9th, 10th, 11th December 2021 - 'Winter-Fête' - La Plantation, Espéraza 11260 France - 7pm - Classi-Folk's festive 'gallery' - Join us in residence for a 'soirée musicale' of seasonal songs, readings and carols from all over the world. On guitar, keyboard and percussion this classically trained vocal duo celebrates the joy of Christmas past, present and future with a mélange of classical song and folk music. Limited places (reserve by email at email@example.com) - Tickets 10 € incl. parking, glass of vin chaud and festive snacks.
December 2020, date TBC - 'Winter-Fête' - Café de la Galloise, Alaigne 11240 France - 6.30pm - Classi-Folk's new festive 'gallery' - Join us for a glittering selection of seasonal songs, readings and carols from all over the world and celebrate the joy of Christmas past, present and future with a mélange of classical song and folk music for French and English audiences alike. Tickets 10€ incl. Vin Chaud and snacks.
December 2020, dates TBC - 'Winter-Fête' - La Plantation, Espéraza 11260 France - 7pm - Classi-Folk's new festive 'gallery' - Join us in residence for a 'soirée musicale' of seasonal songs, readings and carols from all over the world and celebrate the joy of Christmas past, present and future with a mélange of classical song and folk music for French and English audiences alike. Limited places - Tickets 10 € (reserve by email) incl. parking, glass of vin chaud and snacks. *12th December is Persian Curry Night. Pre-order your festive curry catered by local experts 'Indian Spice'. Supplement of 10€. Click here for sample flyer.
July 26th 2020 - Gallery Ecosse d'Oc, Saint Laurent de la Cabrerisse. Tailored musical accompaniment to a photographic exhibition of works by Mark Lunn and others.
18th July 2020 - Classi-Folk - Maison de Mallast 19 Rue Nationale, 11170 Montolieu, France at 7pm. Opera Galleria will be performing another flavour of music from the genres of classical, folk and popular - full details TBA https://www.maisondemallast.com/ https://www.operagalleria.net/classi-folk
27th June 2020 - Classi-Folk - Maison de Mallast 19 Rue Nationale, 11170 Montolieu, France at 7pm. Come and join us for an evening of classical song, folk ballads and popular favorites - have some food and a drink in the newly refurbished garden at this lovely restaurant - Treat yourself and celebrate the relaxing of the lockdown rules with us in this charming village, famous for its bookshops and art galleries! Contact us or the venue for details. A bientôt!
Islander will be perfoming songs from his debut folk ballads album 'Turning the Tide' as well as a giving a preview of some newly written material, along with a mix of other popular favorites .
22nd June 2019 - 'Classi-Folk' - a programme of popular favorites from the classical and folk song repertoire - at La fête de Bonnat, Le Chai, 23220 Bonnat, France - starts at 2pm. Free entrance!
21st June 2019 - Teaming up again for our French Debut to perform extracts from 'Classi-Folk' - at L'Auberge de la Tour, La Cellette 23350, France - starts at 7:30pm. Free entrance
7th July 2018 - The Proms - Tenor Soloist with Nicola Bingham - Soprano and Wigston Male Voice Choir - Leicestershire - 7:30pm - As Islander he will be performing songs from his newly released folk ballads album 'Turning the tide'.
7th April 2018 - Islander teams up with James McOran-Campbell for 'Classi-Folk'
an evening of popular favorites from the classical and folk song repertoire at The Victory Room, Bucklebury Village, Berkshire RG7 6PS - 7:30pm.
Tickets available by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Islander will be performing some tracks from his soon to be released debut folk ballads album, 'Turning the Tide'. The album will be on sale.
'Classi-Folk' - 2018 Tour dates to follow...
13th, 17th 19th, 21st April 2018 - Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola by Rossini - Concordia Theatre, Hinckley - 7:30pm Stanley Opera
27th April 2018 - Les Miserable Concert (With Helen England) The Pennine Manor Hotel, Huddersfield HD7 4NH - 7:30pm
7th July 2018 - The Proms - Tenor Soloist with Nicola Bingham - Soprano and Wigston Male Voice Choir - Leicestershire - 7:30pm
"...In this hilarious twosome, would-be suitor Count Almaviva (Alexander Anderson-Hall) was first rate and had the audience in stitches throughout the production. Alexander again proved what a wonderful voice he has and provided great humour..."
The Barber of Seville - Stanley Opera, Concordia Theatre. (Tony Parratt - Hinckley Times)
"Kennet Opera has a real ensemble approach, so there was fine support from the warm, youthful, expansive voice and stage ability of Alexander Anderson-Hall as Anthony Hope, his voice blending well with Abbie Jones..." Sweeney Todd - Kennet Opera. (Lin Wilkinson, Newbury Weekly News November 2006)