Alan Oke British-born tenor

Alan Oke British-born tenor

British tenor Alan Oke made his Royal Opera debut in 1983 as Jester (Maxwell Davies’s Taverner). He returned in 2003 to sing First Man in Armour (Die Zauberflöte) and has since sung Dancing Master (Ariadne auf Naxos), Gherardo (Gianni Schicchi), J. Howard Marshall II (Anna Nicole), Bob Boles (Peter Grimes), Tinca (Il tabarro), Hiereus (The Minotaur) and Father Confessor (Dialogues des Carmélites) for The Royal Opera.

Alan Oke British-born tenor

Alan Oke was born in London and raised in Scotland. He studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and went on to further studies with Hans Hotter in Munich. He began his career as a baritone, making the transition to tenor in 1992. His repertory includes Rodolfo (La bohème), Alfredo (La traviata), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Števa Buryja (Jenůfa), Boris (Kát’a Kabanová), Gandhi (Satyagraha), Gustav von Aschenbach (Death in Venice), the four servants (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) and Schoolmaster (The Cunning Little Vixen).

He has sung for such companies as Glyndebourne Festival, Scottish Opera, Opera North, English National Opera, Canadian Opera Company and Metropolitan Opera, New York, in addition to appearances at the Edinburgh, Aldeburgh, Brighton, Bregenz and Ravenna festivals and the BBC Proms.

Oke is a leading interpreter of 20th-century and contemporary repertory, with engagements including Chairman Mao (Nixon in China) for the BBC Proms and the Berlin Festival, Caliban (The Tempest) for the Metropolitan Opera and Prince/Manservant/Marquis (Lulu) for Welsh National Opera. In 2013 he made his role debut as Peter Grimes on the beach at Aldeburgh for Aldeburgh Festival. Oke lives in Edinburgh and is an ardent cinema fan.

Experienced performances

Opera Roll Operahus Datum
Hoffmanns äventyr Andrés Cochenille m fl Metropolitan Operabio
Stormen Caliban Metropolitan Operabio

Metropolitan Opera

Met Performance] CID:352520
Satyagraha {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/01/2008
Debut: Alan Oke
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352705 
The Queen of Spades {60}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/21/2008
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:352710
The Queen of Spades {61}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/24/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352719
The Queen of Spades {62}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/29/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352727
The Queen of Spades {63}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/03/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352734
The Queen of Spades {64}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/06/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352742
The Queen of Spades {65}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/10/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352747
The Queen of Spades {66}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/13/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352771 
Die Zauberflöte {388}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/22/2008
Debut: Nicole Cabell
[Met Performance] CID:352779
Die Zauberflöte {389}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/27/2008
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:352783
Die Zauberflöte {390}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/30/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352794
Die Zauberflöte {391}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/31/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352795
Die Zauberflöte {392}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/01/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353209 
New Production
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {241}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/03/2009
Debut: Michael Todd Simpson
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353215
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {242}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/07/2009
[Met Performance] CID:353225
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {243}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/11/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353248
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {244}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/16/2009
[Met Performance] CID:353239 
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {245}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/19/2009
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:353263
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {247}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/26/2009
[Met Performance] CID:353268
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {248}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/30/2009
Debut: David Pomeroy
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353273
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {249}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/02/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353699
Die Zauberflöte {401}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/21/2010
Debuts: Erik Nielsen, Noah Sadik, Seth Ewing-Crystal
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353706
Die Zauberflöte {402}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/24/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353708
Die Zauberflöte {403}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/28/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353709
Die Zauberflöte {404}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/29/2010
Debut: Audrey Luna
[Met Performance] CID:353715
Die Zauberflöte {405}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/30/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353720
Die Zauberflöte {406}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/01/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354500 
The Makropulos Case {14}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/27/2012
Debuts: Emalie Savoy, Johan Reuter
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354509
The Makropulos Case {15}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/01/2012
Debut: Christopher Feigum
[Met Performance] CID:354516
The Makropulos Case {16}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/05/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354524
The Makropulos Case {17}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/08/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354527
The Makropulos Case {18}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/11/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354601  
Metropolitan Opera Premiere
The Tempest {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/23/2012
Debuts: Thomas Adès, Alek Shrader, Jasmine Catudal, Kym Barrett, Michel Beaulieu, David Leclerc, Crystal Pite
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:354607
The Tempest {2}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/27/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354616
The Tempest {3}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/31/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354620
The Tempest {4}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/03/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354637
The Tempest {5}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/06/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354646 
The Tempest {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/10/2012
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:354655
The Tempest {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/14/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354662
The Tempest {8}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/17/2012
[Met Performance] CID:355667
Le Nozze di Figaro {469}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/04/2014
Debut: Rachel Willis-Sorensen, Serena Malfi
[Met Performance] CID:355665
Le Nozze di Figaro {470}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/08/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355684
Le Nozze di Figaro {471}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/12/2014
[Met Performance] CID:356105
New Production
Lulu {37}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/05/2015
Debuts: Daniel Brenna, Julian Close, Joanna Dudley, Andrea Fabi
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356112
Lulu {38}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/09/2015
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356123
Lulu {39}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/14/2015
[Met Performance] CID:356129
Lulu {40}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/17/2015
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356139 
Lulu {41}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/21/2015
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:356145
Lulu {42}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/24/2015
[Met Performance] CID:356149
Lulu {43}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/28/2015
[Met Performance] CID:356160
Lulu {44}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/03/2015
[Met Performance] CID:356690
New production
Der Rosenkavalier {385}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/13/2017
Debuts: Markus Brück, Helene Schneiderman, Scott Conner, Billy Conahan, Patrick Stoffer, Sidney Fortner, Tom Watson, Scott Conner, Edward Hanlon, Marco Jordão
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356694
Der Rosenkavalier {386}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/17/2017
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356699
Der Rosenkavalier {387}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/21/2017
Debut: Timothy Harvey
[Met Performance] CID:356703
Der Rosenkavalier {388}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/24/2017
Debut: Inna Yesilievskaya
[Met Performance] CID:356706
Der Rosenkavalier {389}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/28/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356710
Der Rosenkavalier {390}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/01/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356714
Der Rosenkavalier {391}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/05/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356720
Der Rosenkavalier {392}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/09/2017
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356724 
Der Rosenkavalier {393}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/13/2017
HD Simulcast

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