Sydney-born baritone Alexander Hargreaves trained at the Royal College of Music, International Opera Academy (Belgium) and The University of York. He has sung numerous principal roles with Opera Australia, including Dancairo and Moralès in Carmen, Sciarrone in Tosca, Dominik Bogdanovich in The Merry Widow, Fouquier-Tinville, Schmidt and Fléville in Andrea Chénier, Bengtsson in The Ghost Sonata, Robert Hughes in Whiteley, Commissioner in Madama Butterfly, Cappadocian in Salome, 1st Man of the People in La Juive, Second Knight in Parsifal and Papageno in The Magic Flute (Regional Tour). He has also performed with Garsington Opera and Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
Alexander is also an accomplished director. Recent work includes Hänsel und Gretel and L’elisir d’amore for The Australian Institute of Music, Die Fledermaus and Iernin by George Lloyd for Surrey Opera and The Magic of Mozart and Viva Verdi! for Devon Opera, shows which he also wrote. He also assisted director Christopher Cowell on his production of Il barbiere di Siviglia for Danish National Opera.
Later this year Alexander will perform as Dancairo in Carmen on Cockatoo Island for Opera Australia.