Alison Manifold’s All-Time Favourites Playlist

Why not get to know the cast on our Spring 2019 season through their favourite music? We asked our cast for their all-time favourite playlists.

First up we have Alison Manifold’s favourite tracks. Alison is an Austrialian Soprano who sings in the ETO chorus for all three Spring ’19 shows: Macbeth, Idomeneo and Elizabeth I and performs in ETO’s children’s opera Paradise Planet.


1. Shut Up and Dance – WALK THE MOON

2. Love Me Like You Do – Amy Turk

Alison: “And the original Eli Goulding one too I guess!”

3. Bryan Terfel singing the Tosca Te Deum

4. Some Nights – fun.

5. Coming Home – Sheppard

Alison: “An Australian band and the overall sound feels SO like home!”

6. Movie – ELKI

Alison: “A friend from uni – her other songs are worth a listen too (try ‘Golden Age’ first)

7. Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran

8. Caballe as Salome

Alison: “👌🏻”

9. The final scene of Swan Lake – any recording!

Alison: “…the full orchestra is just pouring every ounce of pain and emotion that they can into the music…”

10. ‘Hab’ mirs gelobt’ – Der Rosenkavalier (Richard Strauss)

Alison Manifold Headshot Colour

Alison was born in Sydney, Australia, and holds a Bachelor of Music Studies (voice) and an Advanced Diploma of Opera from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Alison most recently performed 2nd Lady I Will Not Speak (Io tacerò) (ETO), Donna Elvira Don Giovanni (Waterperry Opera Festival 2018), as well as a recital series in Sydney and Amsterdam. Other previous roles with ETO include Amelia/Bindi Silver Electra, Lady Saphir Patience, and Sylvia Dust Child.

Twitter: @alimanifold
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