English Soprano Alexandra grew up in Wiltshire and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Sandra Dugdale where she received the Amanda Roocroft prize, and the Mona McGlone Scholarship. In June 2016 she graduated with a Distinction in a Master of Music in performance.
Most recently Alexandra has set up her own Performing Arts Agency called 'Sapori Vocali' meaning 'Vocal Flavours' that is taking classical concerts to rural areas of Britain, to provide platforms for emerging artists to showcase their talent. Their latest concert series 'Classics On Your Doorstep' premiers on Saturday 4th March 2017, Hulse Hall, Breamore. More information can be found at www.saporivocali.com.
As a soloist Alexandra has performed in noteworthy venues around the country such as The Bridge Water Hall, Sheffield City Hall, Westminster Abbey, and Salisbury Cathedral. She was recently invited to sing with the Cantorion Menai Choral Society at Bangor Cathedral, Wales. Whilst studying Alexandra was fortunate enough to receive additional tuition and coaching from Dame Emma Kirkby, David Owen Noris, Sir John Tomlinson, Hilary Summers, Roger Hamilton, Simon Halsey, and the Academy of Ancient Music.
Active as a collaborative artist as well Alexandra has performed as part of a small consort group. They participated in masterclasses with The Sixteen and The King’s Singers singing a variety of repertoire from Madrigals to Pop. Furthermore she is continuing to explore contemporary music having performed Give me the splendid silent sun for Soprano and Saxophone Quartet composed by Michael Betteridge. In June last year she showcased pieces by the Manchester-based composer Robin Stevens.
One of Alexandra’s passions is opera and has performed a wide variety of roles and chorus parts from Renaissance to Contemporary. Most recently she was Cobweb in RNCM’s production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other roles include Frasquita in Carmen by Bizet, Margot in The Merry Widow by Franz Léhar, and Amore in Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria. She also sang in the chorus of RNCM’s production of Xerxes by Handel. Alexandra has performed in various Gilbert and Sullivan Operettas such as: Yum-Yum in The Mikado, and Edith in The Pirates of Penzance. She has played roles in a selection of opera scenes such as Zerlina in Don Giovanni by Mozart, Serafinia in Il Campanello by Donizetti, Aminta in Il Re Pastore by Mozart, Anne Trulove in Stravinsky’s The Rakes Progress, and Clarice in Il Mondo Della Luna by Haydn.