Louise Alder studied at the Royal College of Music International Opera School where she was the inaugural Kiri Te Kanawa Scholar. She won the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize at the 2017 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition and the Young Singer Award at the 2017 International Opera Awards.
Recent highlights have included Susanna Le nozze di Figaro for the Wiener Staatsoper, the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich and the Opernhaus Zürich; Zerlina Don Giovanni for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the Teatro Real in Madrid; Gretel Hänsel und Gretel and Marzelline Fidelio for the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich; Sophie Der Rosenkavalier for the Wiener Staatsoper and the Glyndebourne Festival; Anne Trulove The Rake’s Progress for the Glyndebourne Festival and Cleopatra Giulio Cesare for the Theater an der Wien and Oper Frankfurt. In concert she has sung with the London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Petrenko, the New York Philharmonic/Harry Bicket and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Gardiner.
Her recital appearances include the BBC Proms, Graz Musikverein and the Oper Frankfurt with Gary Matthewman, Wigmore Hall with both Joseph Middleton and James Baillieu, the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg with Daniel Heide and the Oxford Lieder Festival and Fundación Privada Victoria de los Ángeles in Barcelona with Sholto Kynoch.
In the 2023/24 season she curates a season-long residency at London’s Wigmore Hall.