Alison Arnopp has studied both classical singing (Royal College of Music) and musical theatre (Royal Academy of Music) at post graduate level in London, after initially training and working as a stage and television actress in her home city of Cork, Ireland (University College Cork, Queen's University Belfast).
Theatre Credits include: Julie - Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Josie Rourke, Donmar Warehouse), Dusty Springfield - Dusty (Christian Durham, Charing Cross theatre), Eugenius! (Michael Jibson & Ian Talbot, London Palladium) Kate O'Donovan - T'ain't a Bird, (workshop, Tamara Harvey, Arts Theatre), Ophelia Van de Scab - Constance & Sinestra and the Cabinet of Screams (Alexandra Spencer Jones, Action to the Word, CPT), Young Shepherd (Tannhauser, Dir. Tim Albery, Royal Opera House), 2nd Lady (The Magic Flute, London Youth Opera), Alison (The Wandering Scholar, Opera Les Fauves), Soloist (Thursford Christmas Spectacular), Featured vocalist (The Fingask Follies), Choir (Celtic Woman, Songs from the Heart US Tour).
She has also provided session vocals for folk, pop and funk bands as well as animations and short films.
Screen credits: Leadra Ramm (Obsession:Dark Desires, Investiagtion Discovery(US) Crime and Investigation(UK).
Alison has been supported by Ian Fleming Musical Theatre Award (MBF), Irish Arts Council, Josephine Baker Trust, Lionel Bart Foundation.
In 2013 she was awarded third prize in the international Lotte Lenya Singing Competition, the criteria of which spans opera and classic and contemporary American musical theatre repertoire. Alison has been supported by the Professional Development Grant (2014 & 2015) from the Kurt Weill Foundation and would like to extend her thanks to the Foundation for their continued support.
Amalgamated Arts represents the works of Michael Heath and Suit Suite is its first CD release. Known originally for his compositions for the theatre, Michael’s work has broadened into writing for the concert platform. This led to a commission for a new string quartet for Londinium IV - the quartet from the London Philharmonic Orchestra - and the success of its premiere led to this recording, for which Michael specially composed the Three Dance Duets for violin and ‘cello. The CD also features the first recording of his piano suite Arcady and the song cycle Wave Songs. These exciting, dramatic, romantic and tonal works have broad popular appeal for classical music fans. More >>