Alexander Young

18 October 1920 London – 5 March 2000 Macclesfield

Alexander Young sings Saul og David: Yes, let me hear music, with Boris Christoff and Elisabeth Söderström
Quite surprising: Young and Boris Christoff in the foremost Danish national opera, in English translation!

After having his voice trained at the Royal College of Music in London, and after fighting World War II, he made his stage debut in 1948 (Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Edinburgh Festival).

He was first of all a concert singer, but appeared a lot also in opera, both at Saddler's Wells, where he would sing main roles, and at Covent Garden (1955 to 1970), where he was a comprimario. Other than that, he sang opera in Glyndebourne, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Cardiff, and abroad in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oslo and Wexford.

His operatic repertory focused on Händel, Mozart (Belmonte, Idomeneo, Tamino, Ferrando, Don Ottavio), Rossini (Almaviva, Comte Ory, Don Ramiro), and modern works, his signature role being Tom Rakewell. His comprimario parts included David (Meistersinger), Monostatos or Vašek.

From 1973 to 1986, he taught voice in Manchester.

Reference 1, reference 2: Kutsch & Riemens
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