Artist Biography

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Alexandra Flood debuted in 2014 as a young artist at the Salzburg Festival in the roles of Blonde|Die Entführung aus dem Serail für Kinder, Modistin |Der Rosenkavalier and Clorinda|La Cenerentola für Kinder. Further roles include Marguerite|Le Petit Faust, Blonde|Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Violetta|Traviata Remixed, Serpetta|La finta Giardiniera, Maria|West Side Story, Valencienne|Die lustige Witwe, Jemmy|Guillaume Tell, Musetta|La bohème, and Norina|Don Pasquale.

 Alexandra has performed Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Honegger’s Le Roi David both with the Bochum Symphony Orchestra, as well as in The Messiah, Carmina Burana, Die Jahreszeiten, Missa Brevis, Gloria (Vivaldi), Oratorio de Noël (Saint-Saëns), and A Pastoral Symphony (R. V. Williams).

 Alexandra has featured in gala concerts at the Teatre Principal, Spain; Teatro Pergolesi Spontini, Italy; St Petersburg Philharmonia Grand Hall, Russia; Artic Opera Festival Gala, Norway, and the Wiener Konzerthaus, Austria.  She and has been a soloist with such orchestras as the Orchestra sinfonica G. Rossini, the Latvian National Opera and Ballet Orchestra, the North Netherlands Orchestra, the Mozart Camerata Orchestra, the Polish National Radio, Vorarlberg, and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, and the St Petersburg and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras.

 Alexandra originated the female lead role in the world premiere of Moritz Eggert’s opera Caliban at the Dutch National Opera | Opera Forward Festival in Amsterdam. Alexandra gave the German debut of Jonathan Dove’s church-opera Tobias and the Angel as the soprano lead Edna, with the Munich Radio Orchestra. In Wolfgang Rihm’s Klangbeschreibung II, Alexandra appeared as soprano soloist with Ensemble Schwerpunkt |Klangbrücken Festpiele in Hannover. Alexandra also was invited to perform Jacques Hétu’s song cycle Les Clartés de la Nuit at the Hidalgo Festival in Munich.

Alexandra performed a sold-out chamber music recital at the QPAC Concert Hall with the Southern Cross Soloists in 2017, and was twice the guest artist at the Bangalow Chamber Music Festival. Alexandra was the first runner-up at the 2017 Richard Strauss Competition in Munich and, as a prizewinner, performed a Lieder recital at the Richard Strauss Festival.

 In January 2019, Alexandra made the world-premiere recording of a series of Franco Alfano songs with Deutschland Radio. At the Northern Lights Festival in Tromsø, Norway, Alexandra gave a recital of German and Swedish Lieder. Recently Alexandra received the invitation to perform a recital in the Salon of the Teatro La Fenice in Venice as part of the 2019 Biennale Australian exhibition, and will tour Australia in late 2019 with a recital of German and French song.

 The recipient of numerous prizes and awards, Alexandra’s accolades include the Melba Opera Trust RJ Hamer Scholarship, the Mike Walsh Fellowship, the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship, the J. Sutherland and R. Bonynge Foundation Deborah Riedel award, the Australian Music Foundation award and the Opera Foundation for Young Australians AIMS and AIMS Sundell awards.

 Alexandra has had the pleasure of working with directors such as Harry Kupfer, Lotte de Beer, Rudolf Frey, Michael Schachermaier, Jerzy Stuhr, Rodula Gaitanou, and Matthew Ozawa, and conductors such as Franz Welser-Möst, Ulf Schirmer, Marius Stieghorst, Karsten Januschke, Antony Hermus, Alexander Liebreich, Theodor Guschlbauer, Michael Halász, Gareth Valentine, Steven Sloane, Eric Melear, Alex Briger and Maxime Pascal.

 Alexandra has been the member of several young artist programs, including the Young Singers Project (Salzburg Festival) and Wolf Trap Opera, and is currently a fellow with the siaa foundation.