Alexander Knight, bass
Alexander Knight is in his final year of an Advanced Diploma of Opera at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, having graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Performance. He has recently performed with many Australian ensembles in venues around NSW and the ACT, including Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Sydney Chamber Choir, Sydney University Graduate Choir and the Song Company.
Operatic roles have included Bob in Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief and Figaro in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro at the Sydney Con, Aeneas in Purcell's Dido & Aeneas, Uberto in Pergolesi's La Serva Padrona with Penrith Symphony, Arthur/Officer 3 in Peter Maxwell-Davies' The Lighthouse and the Forester in Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen with Sydney Chamber Opera.
Concert appearances have included Britten's War Requiem, Orff's Carmina Burana, Bach's St John Passion, Magnificat and Christmas Oratorio, Mendelssohn's Elijah and Paulus, Vaughan Williams's Fantasia on Christmas Carols, the Requiems of Faure and Mozart, Schubert's Mass in E-flat, Handel’s Messiah and Saul, Haydn's Missa Sancti Nicolai and Nelson Mass, Beethoven's Mass in C and Ninth Symphony, Britten’s Rejoice In The Lamb, Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers, and Grieg's Peer Gynt with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy. Last year Alexander received the audience prize and was a finalist in the IFAC Australian Singing Competition, and sang the role of Aeneas alongside Fiona Campbell in Purcell's Dido & Aeneas with Sydney Philharmonia.