Since her operatic début, English soprano Alison Hagley has established a superb reputation. She first became known through her engagements at the most important stages of her British homeland, most especially in guest performances as Nanetta in "Falstaff", Susanna in "Le nozze di Figaro" and Zerlina in "Don Giovanni" at the Glyndebourne Festival. In 1992 Alison Hagley added some important roles to her repertoire, among them Mélisande in Peter Stein´s production of "Pelléas et Mélisande" at the Welsh National Opera under Pierre Boulez. This production was subsequently presented in Paris and also taped for television. She also recorded the role of Susanna with John Eliot Gardner for Deutsche Grammophon. Recent engagements have taken Alison Hagley to Los Angeles, Glyndebourne and Munich, where she has been heard at the State Opera as Susanna and Zerlina. In concert, she has sung Britte´s "The Rescue of Penelope" in Amsterdam, Bach´s "St. John Passion" in Madrid, Mozart´s "C Minor Mass" in Montreux and participated in a gala concert for the hundredth anniversary celebration of the Glyndebourne Festival. Current and future engagements include her début at the Nederlandse Opera in Händel´s "Alceste", in the role of Drusilla in Monteverdi´s "L´incoronazione di Poppea" in Athens, in a new production of Rameau´s "Platée" in Munich, as well as in Vaughan Williams´ "A Sea Symphony" with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra under Robin Gritton.

Born in 1961 in London