Biography

Alex Aldren originally trained in medicine at the

University of Birmingham, and worked as a doctor at

the Royal London Hospital for 2 years, before

joining the Royal Academy of Music Opera School in 2016.

 

After graduating in 2019 Alex immediately went on to cover Vašek in The Bartered Bride for Garsington Opera Festival and from there to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, to cover D’Esparaudieu in Gerald Barry’s The Intelligence Park. Next he performed the role of Alfonso in Schubert’s rarely heard Alfonso und Estrella for Opera de Baugé in the Loire Valley, France and then Alfredo in La Traviata for Hampstead Garden Opera at Teatro Garibaldi in Modica, Sicily. That year he also reached the finals of both Maureen Lehane and Emmy Destin competitions, as well as the semi-final of the international Clermont-Ferrand competition.

'Alex Aldren’s ringing tenor was full of ardour. With a naturally warm tone, his voice was very easy on the ear'

- Planet Hugill

‘[his] mellow, but thrusting tenor is very much the stuff of romantic leads’

– The Stage