Alexander trained as a chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral under John Scott. Later at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester under Colin Iveson and Anthony Roden. He studied further at the Ferrandou Summer School in France with David Wilson Johnson. At the Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto in Italy with Kiri Te Kanawa, Frederica von Stade and Corradina Caporello. He studied privately in Switzerland with Nicolai Gedda. In Italy with Susanna Rigacci and in Sweden with dramatic tenor Sten Sjöstedt.
Alexander has performed over 50 operatic/operetta roles. He is also in demand on the concert platform having performed the majority of the oratorio repertoire. He has given recitals and galas in festivals and tours covering the length and breadth of the UK.
Internationally he has been heard throughout Europe. United States, Japan and as far as the Manaus Opera House in Brazil.
Conductors and roles
Amongst others, he has performed under the batons of Sir George Solti, Kent Nagano, Simon Halsey, Sir Edward Downes, Sir David Wilcocks. Pier Giorgio Morandi, Edward Gardner, Noel Davis, Tobias Ringborg and Daniel Harding. He is now considered to be one of the most versatile tenors to emerge from the UK in recent years.
Although primarily a lyrico-spinto tenor, Alexander has a broad operatic repertoire and experience from buffo roles to leading men. Over the course of his career he has received consistent critical acclaim from the broadsheets and magazines: the press hailed his professional debut in 2003 as Peter Quint in Britten’s Turn of the Screw as a “triumph”.