| Alison Hagley|| Singer|
| Paul McCreesh, Pierre Boulez, Andreas Scholl, Susan Bickley|Alison Hagley Wikipedia
Alison Hagley (born May 9, 1961) is an English opera singer.
She was born in London. The soprano learned her craft at the Guildhall School of Music from 1979 to 1984, and at the National Opera Studio London in 1987. She made her stage debut in 1985 as Rodelinda in Handel's opera at the Aldeburgh Festival. In addition, she debuted the same year in Handel's Flavio at the Batignano Festival, and 1986 in Camden in Mozart's La finta giardiniera, and 1987 as Clorinda in Rossini's La Cenerentola.
The Glyndebourne Festival Opera has been crucial for the course of her career, and where she appeared for many years. In 1988, she appeared for the first time, when she starred in the opera, L'enfant et les sortilèges. She returned as Papagena, Nanetta, Susanna and Zerlina and also joined at the Glyndebourne Touring Opera as Varvara and Despina.
In 1986, she made her debut as 1st flower girl in Richard Wagner's Parsifal at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and appeared there in Peter Grimes and Falstaff.
She has appeared as Susanna in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro in Paris, London, Munich, Toronto, Glyndebourne, Ludwigsburg and Venice, and has recorded this role on CD and DVD.
Pierre Boulez and director Peter Stein chose Alison Hagley to play Mélisande in their highly acclaimed production of Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande for Welsh National Opera in 1992. This production was recorded on DVD.