Alan Oke studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama in Glasgow and with Hans Hotter in Munich.
Following a successful career as a baritone he made his debut as a tenor in 1992. Since then his career has covered much of the tenor repertoire, including Rodolfo La bohème, Alfredo La traviata, Pinkerton Madama Butterfly, Steva Jenufa, Boris Katya Kabanova, M.K. Gandhi Satyagraha, The Four Servants Les contes d'Hoffmann, Schoolteacher The Cunning Little Vixen and Don Basilio Le nozze di Figaro. Companies include Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Scottish Opera; Opera North; The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; English National Opera; Canadian Opera Company and The Metropolitan Opera as well as appearances at the Edinburgh, Aldeburgh, Brighton, Bregenz and Ravenna Festivals and the BBC Proms.
More recently he has established an enviable reputation in twentieth century and contemporary repertoire, including Chairman Mao Nixon in China for the BBC Proms and the Berlin Festival; Caliban The Tempest for the Metropolitan Opera, New York; Hiereus/the Translator The Minotaur and Old Man Marshall in Turnage's Anna Nicole for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Prince/Manservant/Marquis Lulu for Welsh National Opera.
He sang his first Peter Grimes to great acclaim for the Aldeburgh Festival as part of their Britten centenary season to add to his already celebrated Aschenbach Death in Venice and he recently sang his first Captain Vere Billy Budd for the Teatro Carlo Felice.
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