- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"...beautifully colored and deeply moving..."
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Hailed as "fearless" (Opera News) and “masterful” (Tulsa World) 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. Ms. Loutsion’s 2019-2020 season includes her role and company debut with Minnesota Opera singing the title role in Strauss’ Elektra, a return to Pittsburgh Opera singing the title role in Daniel Catan’s Florencia en el Amazonas, a debut with Austin Opera and return to Palm Beach Opera singing the title role in Puccini’s Turandot, and a debut with the Chicago Philharmonic performing excerpts from Kamala Sankaram’s Taking Up Serpents. Last season she made her international debut with Canadian Opera Company singing the Overseer and covering the title role of Strauss’ Elektra, offered a “career-defining interpretation” of Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore with Central City Opera, and debuted as Turandot with New Orleans Opera. She also debuted with San Francisco Opera singing the Overseer in Elektra and covering Turandot.
Puccini has become a staple of Ms. Loutsion’s repertoire. In addition to singing Turandot with Pittsburgh Opera, Tulsa Opera, and New Orleans Opera , she has also brought her Tosca to Palm Beach Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and Central City Opera, and her Cio-Cio San/Madama Butterfly to Palm Beach Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, and Opera on the James. Other role highlights include the Foreign Princess/Rusalka with Arizona Opera, Florencia/Florencia en el Amazonas with Arizona Opera, Donna Anna/Don Giovanni with North Carolina Opera, Lady Macbeth/Macbeth with Raylynmor Opera, Gertrude/Hansel and Gretel with Dayton Opera, and the leading role of Isabella in Wagner's Das Liebesverbot as part of the Ring Festival LA. She also covered the Lady-in-Waiting in Verdi’s Macbeth with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Riccardo Muti.
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, West Virginia Symphony, Syracuse Symphoria, 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. 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. She can be heard as the soprano soloist on the soundtrack of the film Lucir Y Sombra.
Ms. Loutsion spent two summers as an Apprentice Artist with the Santa Fe Opera, most recently to cover Leonore/Fidelio. She also covered Tosca and 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/Rinaldo and Gertrude and the Witch/Hänsel und Gretel, among others. As an Apprentice Artist with Central City Opera, she was heard as Cio-Cio San/Madama Butterfly and as Melissa in Handel's Amadigi di Gaula.
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 the 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’s Donald Gramm Memorial Award and Anna Case MacKay Award, the 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. Ms. Loutsion was also recently awarded a place in the Greek America Foundation's "Forty under 40" Class of 2018, which celebrates the professional excellence and philanthropic endeavors of North Americans of Greek descent