Dublin born Alison Browner studied at Trinity College Dublin and the Hochschule, Hamburg, completing her studies with Hans Hotter.
She spent two years at the Munich Opera Studio before joining the Darmstadt Company where she undertook such roles as Angelina (La Cenerentola), Dorabella, Orfeo and Charlotte (Werther). She then moved to Mannheim adding Octavian, Cherubino and Rosina to her repertory. Her international appearances include the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, and Companies in Zurich, Barcelona, Antwerp, Ghent, Brussels, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Berlin and in Salzburg with John Elliot Gardiner.
She has sung La Cenerentola with Opera Ireland in Dublin and in Donizetti's L'Assedio di Calais and Rubinstein's The Demon at the Wexford Festival. She is a frequent recitalist with her accompanist Breda Zakotnik and Andreas Frese and has appeared with Irwin Gage in a series of recitals in Bonn and at the Ossiach-Festival, Austria. Her concert repertoire extends from Bach through Schönberg and she has sung Mahlerlieder in Germany and with the N.S.O. (Rückert-Lieder, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen...)
Recordings include Bach Christmas Oratorio and St. Matthew Passion, romantic songs and duets with Christiane Oelze and Mahler Rückertlieder and IV. Symphony. She appeared in Nozze di Figaro (Marcellina) in Ludwigsburg, Geneva, Zurich and Bern. Alison has performed Bach in numerous cities throughout the world. She is in demand for all of the major oratorio repertoire ranging from Mozart c minor Mass to Tippett A child of our time.
She has enjoyed great success in a large and varied repertoire with the following ensembles and conductors such as the Concertgebouworkest under Philippe Herreweghe, Erik Ericson and his chamber choir, Concerto Köln under Marcus Creed, Nicholas Kraemer, James Levine in Bayreuth, the Symphony of Harmony and Invention London under Harry Christophers, the Munich Philharmonic under Lothar Zagrosek, the Stuttgarter Opera Orchestra under Gabriel Ferro, La Stagione, the Linos-Ensemble, Sigiswald Kuijken, Heinz Holliger, Thomas Hengelbrock, Christoph Poppen, Wolfgang G&puml;nnenwein, Peter Schreier, Rolf Beck, Volker Hempfling, Peter Neumann, Karl-Friedrich Behringer, Peter Neumann, Wolfgang Schäfer etc.
She has recently appeared with the Bavarian State Orchestra and Kent Nagano in Munich with a Mendelssohn programme.