Interview: Alison Pearce

Photo: Alison PearceSoprano Alison Pearce has a distinguished international career in oratorio, opera and recital. She has performed with the world’s leading conductors and orchestras at major venues and festivals, as well as broadcasting for radio and television. Her major leading operatic roles include those in Tosca, Nabucco, I Lombardi, Fidelio, and Ariadne auf Naxos, as well as Elsa in Lohengrin and Elizabeth in Tannhäuser. Her recordings include the BBC’s 20th Century Britannia at the Opera series, as well as commercial recordings with Hyperion, Helios, and other labels. Her services to Polish culture have earned her the recognition of the Polish people, who have honored her with the Karol Szymanowski Medal. She is also a professor in the vocal department of the Royal Academy of Music and the artistic director of a European Summer School for singers.

Alison speaks with us about the importance of selecting music you enjoy for musical training, teaching master classes for businessmen, and learning to sing in Polish.

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