Alan Oke studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama in Glasgow and with Hans Hotter in Munich.
Following a successful career as a baritone he made his debut as a tenor in 1992 singing Brighella (Ariadne auf Naxos) for Garsington Opera. Since then he has sung a wide variety of roles including Rodolfo (La Boheme), Alfredo (La Traviata), Pinkerton (Madam Butterfly), Steva (Jenufa), Boris (Katya Kabanova), Boles (Peter Grimes), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi), Gonsalves (L'heure Espangnole), Armoured Man (Magic Flute), M.K. Gandhi (Satyagraha) and The Four Servants (Les Contes d'Hoffmann). Companies include Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Scottish Opera; Opera North; The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; English National Opera; Canadian Opera Company and The Metropolitan Opera as well as appearances at the Edinburgh, Aldeburgh, Brighton, Bregenz and Ravenna Festivals and the BBC Proms.
Recent and future engagements include Chairman Mao Nixon in China for the BBC Proms and the Berlin Festival; Caliban The Tempest for the Metropolitan Opera, New York; Hiereus/the Translator The Minotaur for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Prince/Manservant/Marquis Lulu and Schoolteacher The Cunning Little Vixen for Welsh National Opera and his first Peter Grimes for the Aldeburgh Festival as part of their Britten centenary celebrations.
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