Alex Ingram read Music at Cambridge, won a Piano Accompaniment Scholarship to the Guildhall, and was a Trainee Repetiteur at the NOS in its inaugural year. A fortnight later he started as a repetiteur at WNO and a year later became Assistant Chorusmaster at ENO. Then to Australia for 3 years: as Assistant and, shortly afterwards, MD of State Opera of South Australia. Returned to Europe for a year as a solorepetitor in Kiel ; subsequently invited by Mark Elder to rejoin ENO. He stayed with ENO for 17 years, conducting his first opera there in 1990. Promoted to Resident Conductor in 1998 he has since conducted more than 100 opera performances at the Coliseum as well as shows for ETO, BYO and many other smaller UK opera companies. His repertoire covers almost all the mainstream operatic favourites, including 6 Wagner operas - 5 of them at ENO, Tannhäuser at the Sydney Opera House. He has also conducted ballets at the ROH, the Bolshoi, Mariinsky, Wiener Staatsoper, the Met, Japan and China.