English baritone Alex Poulton regularly performs in festivals throughout Europe, including The Haye on Whye Music Festival, The Albi Music Festival, France, Exeter Literary Festival and venues including The De Doelen, Rotterdam and The Wigmore Hall, London. He has performed art song on BBC television several times.
He has sung operatic roles with Grange Park Opera, Longborough Festival Opera, Scottish Ballet, Columbia Artists, U.S tours; Midwales Opera, Chiswick House Opera Festival: London, Focus Opera, Opera Budapest, Opera by Definition, European Chamber Opera, Far East Tours; Court Opera and The Zeist Opera Festival, Netherlands.
Recent performances The Marquis from The Carmélites by Poulenc with Mid Summer Opera: London Waterloo, forthcoming performances include a revival tour of The Secret Policeman in The Consul by Menotti, the bass solo’s in The St. John’s Passion with Exeter Chamber Choir and Orchestra, a recital of Mahler for Amersham Music Society and a dramatised short tour of The South West with Man is for the Woman Made by Henry Purcell.
Alex also runs two successful vocal practices, composes, produces his own opera’s and is the vocal coach for The Rennaisance Choir, Portsmouth Choral Union and Southampton Choral Society. He is currently working on a new two act Opera called ‘Alienated’ and he has been generously supported by the Britten-Peers foundation.
This performance was powerful. Both artists demonstrated amazing stamina and great sensitivity throughout the work and I was glad that Alex Poulton was able to perform it in one as the continuity did much to maintain the living/natural essence of the work. The choreography was simple but well-created and changed the performance from being a simple recital to a theatrical performance which helped enormously to envelope the audience within the work.
The Priory, Exeter, 10th November 2019