Alice Coote was awarded an OBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to the arts and music.

Ms Coote is regarded as one of the great artists of our day. Equally famed on the great operatic stages as in concert and recital she has been named the ‘superlative British Mezzo’ (San Francisco Chronicle). Her performances have been described as ‘breathtaking in [its] sheer conviction and subtlety of perception’ (The Times) and her voice as ‘beautiful, to be sure, but, more importantly, it thrills you to the marrow.’ (The Daily Telegraph).

Renowned on the great recital, concert and opera stages of the world, her career has taken her from her beginnings in the north of England (born in Cheshire), singing in local festivals and playing oboe in the Cheshire Youth Orchestra, to being regarded as one of the great artists of today.

Highlights for the 2017/18 season include Thomas Adès’ Exterminating Angel in the role of Leonora and Le Prince Charmant in Cendrillon both at the Metropolitan Opera, a Carnegie Hall recital of song with Thomas Adès at the piano, Robert Devereux as Sara for Oper Frankfurt, La Mort de Cleopatre with the Orquesta y coro de la comunidad de Madrid under Sir Mark Elder, Duruflé requiem with the Deutsches Symphonie – Orchester Berlin under Robin Ticciati, Dream of Geronitus with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sakari Oramo, Ravel’s Shéhérazade with Bilbao Symphony Orchestra under Erik Nielsen, Mahler 3 at Wiener Konzerthaus under Cornelius Meister. Coote will also perform in recitals at Wigmore hall and the Wiener Konzerthaus.