Painswick Concert 1Mezzo Soprano

Alison has had extensive experience as a singer and, following a Purcell Room debut, has appeared at most of the major London concert halls. Performing as part of a voice/harp duo, she has fulfilled recital engagements at many music clubs and festivals, and has also broadcast on BBC Radio 2 and Radio 3.

On the operatic stage Alison has performed with Kent Opera, English Bach Festival, London Opera Players and London Opera Factory, with whom she filmed Harrison Birtwistle’s ‘Yan Tan Tethera’ for Channel 4 television. Roles performed include Mercedes (Carmen), Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Suzuki (Madame Butterfly), Rosina (The Barber of Seville), Second Lady (The Magic Flute) and Hansel (Hansel and Gretel).

Engagements abroad include a tour of the Far East singing Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro), and several performances/recordings in France with the Monteverdi Choir. She worked for several seasons at Opera de Lyon, including making recordings with the company and touring to Germany and the USA.

As a member of Triple Time, she has released a CD of vocal duets.


"Alison Mary Sutton was a Rosina unafraid of generous vocal decoration."  OPERA MAGAZINE Rossini ‘Barber of Seville’

"Miss Sutton has a powerful voice and is technically secure. She has a natural wish to convey the message of every song that she sings." SHEFFIELD MORNING TELEGRAPH


Painswick2Audio samples

Gershwin - Summertime*


Paul Carr - Now Comes Beauty*


Monteverdi - Pur ti miro**


Mendelssohn - On Wings of Song**

* with Catherine White (Harp)

**  with Luise Horrocks (soprano) & John Brierley (Organ/Piano)