YOUNG ARTIST LATE BITE: September 10
Alex studied medicine at the University of Birmingham and worked as a doctor at the Royal London Hospital for 2 years before joining the Royal Academy of Music Opera School, graduating in July 2019.
Since then, highlights include Alfredo in La Traviata for Hampstead Garden Opera, Vašek in Smetana’s The Bartered Bride Garsington Opera (cover), the title role in Schubert’s Alfonso und Estrella for Opera de Baugé and covering Desparadieu in Gerald Barry’s The Intelligence Park for The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
During the Covid pandemic, Alex returned to work as a doctor, but still sang occasionally for his colleagues – one such occasion was caught on camera & went viral. Since then Alex, dubbed ‘doctor opera’, has appeared on TV channels all over the world, and has reached millions with his voice.
Alex has used his many TV appearances to raise awareness about the importance of the arts for mental health, societal change and quality of life. He has organised concerts in support of anti-knife crime charities and released a charity single in support of mental-health for NHS workers.
As well as building an opera career, Alex hopes to break genre boundaries and to spread the message that the transformational power of the arts are for everyone.