Born in Sydney, baritone Alexander Hargreaves trained at The Royal College of Music (RCM), London; The International Opera Academy, Belgium; and The University of York. At the RCM he was supported by The Countess of Munster Musical Trust and a Cuthbert Smith Award.
Recent and notable engagements include the role of Papageno in The Magic Flute for Opera Australia Touring, Schaunard (cover) in La bohème and Dancairo (cover) in Carmen for Opera Australia, The Surveyor in Road Rage by Orlando Gough for Garsington Opera, Hades in Followers by Julian Philips for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, La Mort in La Mort au Bal Masqué by Joachim Brackx, premièred in Belgium, Melisso in Alcina, The Shepherd in The Three Strangers by Elizabeth Machonchy, Adonis in Venus and Adonis, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Rutter’s Mass of the Children.
Alexander is also an accomplished director. Recent work includes Hänsel und Gretel and L’elisir d’amore for The Australian Institute of Music, The Magic of Mozart for Devon Opera, Iernin by George Lloyd for Surrey Opera, Viva Verdi! for New Devon Opera and Die Fledermaus for Surrey Opera. He has assisted directors Jacopo Spirei and Christopher Cowell at Co-Opera Co. (UK) and Danish National Opera respectively.
Upcoming work includes the roles of Second Knight in Parsifal, Schaunard (cover) in La bohème, Dancairo (cover) in Carmen, Philippe (cover) and General Modigliani (cover) in Two Weddings, One Bride, Vicomte Cascada (cover) in The Merry Widow and Yamadori (cover) in Madama Butterfly for Opera Australia.