Alice Gold, 20, is a young actor and mezzo-soprano. She is based between Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, and St Andrews, Fife, where she studies English and Art History. She is currently under the tutelage of Megan Read. Previous teachers include Margaret Aronson, and Dr. Vivien Pike. She has had a wide variety of masterclasses including: Arlene Ralph Catherine Wyn-Rogers; Susan McCulloch; Margaret Humphrey Clark; Linda Hutchison; John Graham-Hall; Robin Bowman; Jonathan May; Henry Herford; Simon Butteriss; Elaine Kidd, and Brian Bannatyne-Scott. Alice also holds the Struther Arnott choral scholarship with Holy Trinity Church, St Andrews, where she has worked extensively with Tom Duncan, and Walter Blair.
Alice is one of the most active performers at St Andrews. She has performed several roles: Mouth, Not I; Dabby/Tench, Our Country's Good, Miss Tessman, Hedda Gabler; the Duchess of Plaza-Toro, The Gondoliers; Lady Sophy, Utopia, Limited; Sorceress, Dido and Aeneas; Juno, Semele; Eliza, The Zoo; Ruth, Pirates of Penzance, and Katisha, The Mikado. She has also performed in Alto Solos in Messiah, conducted by Jill Craig, and Fauré's Requiem & Buxtehude's Jesu, Meine Freude, conducted by Walter Blair. She also sung the Forester's Wife for the Byre Opera's The Cunning Little Vixen, conducted by Michael Downes, and directed by PJ Harris, with movement direction by Liz Ranken.
With a great flair for entertaining, Alice is a joy to work with. She is a sensitive singer, who will easily find the perfect pieces for any event. Her fee is always negotiable.
On stage, Alice is an asset to any cast as she is a determined and hard-working singer, with a "sublime" flair for acting. Her work ethic is admirable and her willingness to work with directors with ease and to take risk has already begun to make her an excellent reputation.
When offstage, Alice enjoys cheeseboards, reading, and dancing like nobody is watching.
"Alice Gold’s Katisha on the other hand would have struck fear into the entire court. Aged only nineteen, her commanding presence and vivid costume quite rightly dominates large parts of Act 2. Her voice provides a classic treatment to those songs that require moments of rasping contralto."
- review: The Mikado, Richard Beck, Broadway Baby
"Alice Gold’s Juno that must be particularly praised for creating a new, exciting dynamic to the production. Clad in 1920s glamour, Gold strutted around the stage as the deliciously wicked queen of Manhattan society. Her performance captivated and electrified the audience... Gold raised the bar high..."
- review: Semele, Charlotte Riley, Owl Eyes, http://owleyesmagazine.com/the_bon_vivant/semele-reviewed
"...particular mention must go to Alice Gold (Ruth) and Freddie Mack (The Major-General). Gold, in her role as a rambunctious and bawdy ‘piratical maid of all work’, stole the stage whenever she was on it."
- review: Pirates of Penzance, Emily Elderfield, Owl Eyes