Irish bass Alan Ewing has sung at the Berliner Staatsoper, the Opernhaus Zürich, the Maggio Musicale Florence, the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the Netherlands Opera, and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. He has sung in concert at the Salzburger Pfingsten Festspiel, the Lucerne Festival, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Konzerthaus Vienna, the Barbican, the Salle Pleyel, and the Concertgebouw with a great range of conductors including Sir Colin Davis, Philippe Jordan, Richard Hickox, Daniel Oren, Sir Charles Mackerras, Ivor Bolton, David Stern and Paul McCreesh.
Alan Ewing is especially well-known for his singing of virtuoso Handel roles with Les Arts Florissants, Les Musiciens du Louvre, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and the Gabrieli Players, and he has sung Polyphemus and Achilla on award-winning recordings of Acis and Galatea and Giulio Cesare, respectively.
His work now extends into mainstream bass repertory, including Osmin for both William Christie and Marc Minkowski; as well as Seneca, Sarastro, Leporello, Sparafucile, Ferrando, Heinrich der Vogler, Fafner, Baron Ochs, Duke Bluebeard and the title role of Sweeney Todd.
At the Royal Opera House Covent Garden he has sung in recent productions of Salome, Carmen and Thomas Adés’ Powder her Face. His concert appearances include Christus in the Matthäus Passion for Jean-Claude Malgoire at the Théâtre de Champs Elysées Paris, and more Handel: Jephtha for David Stern at the Lucerne Festival; Susanna on a recording and major tour to London, Paris and Vienna with William Christie, and Messiah with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Immediate plans include Judith Weir’s new opera, Misfortune, which will be premiered at the Bregenz Festival 2011 and then at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in 2012.