- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"...beautifully colored and deeply moving..."
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Hailed as "a singer to watch" (Washington Post) with a “commanding presence" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Alexandra Loutsion continues to be recognized for her passionate performances and vocal versatility as a rising star on the operatic stage. This season, she makes her international debut with Canadian Opera Company singing the Overseer and covering the title role in Strauss’ Elektra. She will also debut with New Orleans Opera as the title role of Puccini’s Turandot, and she returns to Central City Opera making her role debut as Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore. Last season, she debuted with San Francisco Opera singing the Overseer in Strauss' Elektra and covered Princess Turandot in Puccini's Turandot. She returned to Wolf Trap Opera and Palm Beach Opera in the title role of Puccini’s Tosca, and debuted with Tulsa Opera in the title role of Puccini’s Turandot to great acclaim.
Recently she added four new roles to her repertoire: the title role of Puccini’s Tosca with Central City Opera, Princess Turandot in Puccini’s Turandot with Pittsburgh Opera, the Foreign Princess in Dvorak's Rusalka with Arizona Opera, and Lady Macbeth in Verdi's Macbeth with Raylynmor Opera. She also made her debuts with Palm Beach Opera as Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly, and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic singing the title role in Puccini's Tosca. She was recently heard as Florencia in Daniel Catan’s Florencia en el Amazonas with Arizona Opera, and made her Wolf Trap Opera debut as Cio-Cio-San in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly to great acclaim. She debuted with North Carolina Opera as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and Dayton Opera as Gertrude in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, She also covered the Lady-in-Waiting in Verdi’s Macbeth with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Riccardo Muti. Other recent performances have included the title role in Madama Butterfly with Opera on the James, Anna Kennedy in Maria Stuarda with Washington Concert Opera, Sie in Karl Hartmann's Wachsfiguren Kabinett with the Aspen Music Festival, and the leading role of Isabella in Wagner's Das Liebesverbot as part of the Ring Festival LA.
Ms. Loutsion spent two summers as an Apprentice Artist with the Santa Fe Opera, most recently to cover the role of Leonore in Fidelio conducted by Harry Bicket. She also covered the title role in Puccini's Tosca, the leading role of Anna in Rossini’s Maometto II. Ms. Loutsion also spent two seasons as a Resident Artist with Pittsburgh Opera where she was seen as Armida in Handel’s Rinaldo, Gertrude and the Witch in Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel, among others. As an Apprentice Artist with Central City Opera, she was heard as the title role in Puccini's Madama Butterfly and as Melissa in Handel's Amadigi di Gaula, among others.
On the concert stage, Ms. Loutsion has sung the soprano solo in Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the Santa Fe Symphony and the Academy Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh, as well as Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Cathedral Choral Society, Erie Philharmonic and as a guest soloist with the Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra. She recently debuted the soprano solo in Hadyn's Mass in Time of War with the Cathedral Choral Society of Washington D.C. She also performed Greig's Peer Gynt with the Aspen Music Festival, and Mahler's Symphony No. 4 with the Aspen Conductor's Project. An advocate for living composers and contemporary works, Ms. Loutsion has also given performances of Almera in Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters with Pittsburgh Opera, Euridice in Ricky Ian Gordon's Orpheus and Euridice at the Boston Court Performing Arts Center, Witch 3 in Krausas' The Mortal Thoughts of Lady Macbeth with Vera Ikon Productions, and Fay Doyle in the West Coast Premier of Lowell Liebermann's Miss Lonelyhearts with USC Thornton Opera. She can be heard as the soprano soloist on the soundtrack of Lucir Y Sombra.
Ms. Loutsion recently represented the United States as a quarterfinalist in the Francisco Viñas International Singing Contest in Barcelona, Spain. She was a winner of the Metropolitan National Council District Auditions and Long Beach Mozart Competition, as well as a finalist in the Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Foundation Competition, McCammon Voice Competition, and Dallas Opera Competition. She is the recipient of the Catherine Filene Shouse Education Fund Career Grant from Wolf Trap Opera, Santa Fe Opera Donald Gramm Memorial Award and Anna Case MacKay Award, Shoshana Foundation Richard F. Gold Career Grant, the Central City Opera John Moriarty Award, and the Aspen Music Festival New Horizon Fellowship. She holds a Master of Music in Vocal Arts from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Ithaca College.