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Alice Johnston

Alice was born in Lisburn and educated in Belfast.

Whilst pursuing a full time career in primary teaching after obtaining a B Ed from Stranmillis University, she performed leading roles at the Grand Opera House, Belfast. Roles on stage have included: Minnie Fay (Hello Dolly), Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Calamity (Calamity Jane), Cinderella (Rodgers and Hammerstein), Emma Carew (Jekyll and Hyde), Susan (Company) and most recently, Rosalia (West Side Story).

Alice studies singing with international Mezzo Soprano Valerie Reid. Alice has performed in venues across Northern Ireland such as the Ulster Hall, Armagh Cathedral (Dido and Aeneas and Christmas Music by Candlelight) as well as the Waterfront Hall in the poignant Parting Glass concert (in Association with The Soldiers’ Charity).

Alice made her professional debut with NI Opera in their production of La Traviata at the Grand Opera House in September 2022 and is a thriving member of their chorus development programme. Alice recently performed in Tosca – September 2023 and is looking forward to performing with them again in Phillip Glass’s opera, The Juniper Tree in February.

In the last year, Alice has recorded and performed the role of Ariadne in Greg Arrowsmith’s new opera, Ciphers. She was the soprano soloist at Bury St Edmunds Cathedral performing Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Haydn’s Nelson Mass and she is very much looking forward to return this May to perform excerpts from Tosca and Suor Angelica in an evening celebrating the music of Puccini.

Other engagements include: Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Nights Dream with the Ulster Orchestra and NI Opera, a concert of Richard Harvey music/Rheinberger Stabat Mater with Vilar Sur Glane Chorus and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in St James Piccadilly, guest soloist for the Northern Ireland Festival Conference and most recently, soprano soloist at The London College of Music’s International Composers Festival.