A baritone living and working in London Alistair has completed the MA vocal studies course at the Royal Academy of Music.
He began with the Opera Holland Park chorus in 2010 where he was selected as as 2012 Christie Collins Young Artist performing in Gianni Schicchi. He continues to work with the company as a chorister and comprimario performing roles such as Pinellino (Gianni Schicchi) or Crébillion (La rondine). With OHPInspire Alistair performs in hospitals and care homes and works on a variety of different education and outreach projects as a performer and facilitator.
He has worked extensively with the company OperaUpClose regularly performing Schaunard in their award winning La bohème, the title role in The Marriage of Figaro, and Dulcamara in their critically acclaimed L'elisir d'amore. Other roles include Silvio (Pagliacci) with Kentish Opera, Germano (La Scala di Seta) with Opera Alegria, Bluebeard (Bluebeard's Castle) with Carmina Priapea, The Bear (The Bear) with Opera at Home, and Dandini (La Cenerentola) with HighTime.
Alongside his work with OHP Inspire, Alistair works with a number of organisations including Songbird and The Music Mind Spirit Trust incorporating music into therapeutic settings for a variety of needs. He can also be found performing at the Blacktie Ballroom Club in Fitzroy Square working his way through the American songbook with the Art Deco orchestra, and he leads a folk music ensemble in South London.
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: bachtrack.com
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 fringeopera.com
Alistair Sutherland as the escaped political prisoner, Angelotti, provides another outstandingly fine voice and he is also a superb comedian - Theresa Roche: remotegoat.com
Baritone Alistair Sutherland as Colas is eye-wateringly funny - Francesca Wickers: fringeopera.com