A graduate from The Royal Academy of Music, Alistair was selected as a 2012 young artist with Opera Holland Park. He continues to work with OHP as a chorister and comprimario performing roles such as Pinellino (Gianni Schicchi) or Crébillion (La rondine).

He has worked with a number of smaller touring companies, creating roles for OperaUpClose such as Schaunard in their Olivier Award winning La bohème, Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) and Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore) in critically acclaimed productions. Other roles include Silvio (Pagliacci), Smirnov (The Bear), Michele (Il Tabarro) and Bluebeard (Bluebeard’s Castle). He regularly performs at fringe venues in London including The Arcola Theatre and The King’s Head, and he has toured to a number of venues across the UK including St David’s Hall, The Severn Theatre and The Belgrade Theatre

As a chorister Alistair has worked for many companies including The Philharmonia Chorus, and Opera Rara, performing in venues including The Royal Festival Hall and Cadogan Hall. He has worked with conductors including Vladimir Yurowski and Sir Mark Elder.

Alistair works regularly with organisation such as OHP Inspire, The Music Mind Spirit Trust, and Songbird incorporating music into therapeutic settings for a variety of needs. He really enjoys leading community music workshops and has regular sessions at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and King’s College Hospital, as well as performing for a number of care-home groups, leading dementia aware song-groups, and running a folk- music ensemble in South London.

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Chorus (Les Noces)
with Opera Holland Park
and New Movement Collective

Woolwich Works
13th - 14th Jan 2024
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Bass soloist in Bach's Matthew Passion
with The Hythe Singers

Royal Holloway University Chapel
16th March 2024
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Bass soloist in Mozart Vespers concert
with Highgate Choral Society

All Hollow's Church, Gospel Oak
6th July 2024
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Chorus (Pagliacci)
with Opera Holland Park

Opera Holland Park
17th July - 3rd August 2024
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Second Yeoman and chorus (The Yeoman of the Guard)
with Opera Holland Park and Charles Court Opera

Opera Holland Park
7th - 10th August 2024
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it is ideal that, playing him with real malevolence, Alistair Sutherland steals the show. [His] wonderfully motored, powerfully dark sound is compelling David Benedict: The Stage

Sutherland’s [voice] bloomed in the space, viscerally powerful yet retaining a majestic quality that avoided harshness - Edward Bhesania: The Stage

In this gift of a role Alistair Sutherland uses his expressive face to the full to give an hilarious turn and solid vocal performance - Jonathan Lennie: Time Out

...a real stand-out for his trusty compendium of comic gestures - combining a pinch each of Niles Crane and Mr Bean - and he can sing too. - Edward Bhesania: The Stage

Alistair Sutherland was exceptionally well cast as Marullo, impressing us with a nonchalant nastiness which was every inch the bored and bitter courtier. - Charlotte Valori:

Pitch-perfect Alistair Sutherland gives Figaro a boyish innocence, finding gleeful delight in manipulating his master. Blink and you miss his brilliantly witty facial expressions. - Francesca Wickers

Alistair Sutherland as the escaped political prisoner, Angelotti, provides another outstandingly fine voice and he is also a superb comedian - Theresa Roche:

Baritone Alistair Sutherland as Colas is eye-wateringly funny - Francesca Wickers:

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