Louise Ashcroft

I studied contemporary performance at Bretton Hall College of Art, trained as an actor at Birmingham School of Speech and Drama and completed my singing Licentiate with Trinity.

I’ve worked alongside: Clark Rundell, Gary Carpenter, Gameshow Outpatient, Joanna MacGregor, Stephen Pratt, and RLPO’s Ensemble 10/10. I’ve appeared at the Actors Church, Huddersfield Music Festival, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, the V&A Museum, and been featured on Radio 3’s the Hear and Now Show.

The heart of my work lies in a deep commitment to character and story. It’s where I begin. People call me a singing actor. I call myself a storyteller. I work across genres, I often bend them. I believe that an audience listens with their eyes and sees with their ears.

One Million Tiny Operas About Britain… was brought to life by mezzo Louise Ashcroft getting into role admirably.
- Glyn Mon Hughes, Daily Post

Listen

Broadcast on the Hear
and Now Show
Carpenter’s One Million Tiny Operas
About Britain.
RLPO’S Ensemble 10/10
Conductor Clark Rundell

Press play to discover what people are saying on the street, on the bus and in Santa’s grotto.

Listen & Taste

The Algae Opera is a live art piece as featured in Wired, Huffington Post and Animal.  The piece seeks to explore food in the age of biotechnology by reimagining the opera house as a dinner plate and using breath and pitch to grow algae.

Collaborators: BurtonNitta, Gameshow Outpatient, Sam Lewis, Louise Ashcroft. Photography Matt McQuillan To discover more about the piece, click here.

Think

Pick up the story of song interpretation and design the singer for the 21st century. This blog works as a sketchbook to record insights on song interpretation, building character and the future of opera and song. Click here.

Songreel

Coming Soon:  Songs of imaginings, philosophies and lost love.