Australian coloratura soprano Alexandra
Flood made her professional European opera debut in June 2014 as a
young artist at the Salzburg Festival, where she sang the roles of Blonde and
covered Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail für Kinder), Modistin (Der
Rosenkavalier/ Vienna Philharmonic) and Clorinda
(La Cenerentola für Kinder). In May 2015, Alexandra made her main stage, lead role
debut as Marguerite (Le Petit Faust (Hervé)/Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, Munich). The following October, Alexandra performed the title role in The
Cunning Little Vixen in Sydney with Pacific Opera.
2016 engagements include a reprise the role of
Blonde at the
Vorarlberger Landestheater in Bregenz. In May, Alexandra
featured as a guest artist at an opera gala concert at the
Konzerthaus, Vienna with Maestro Michael Halazs, and later in
Lithuania with Maestro Ricardas Sumilas. In May, Alexandra returned to
Australia to star as the soprano soloist in the Queensland Ballet and
Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s production of Strictly Gershwin,
before travelling to Virginia to take up one of the highly competitive Studio
Artist positions at the acclaimed Wolf Trap Opera festival. Alexandra then
returned to Amsterdam to make her dream-role debut as Violetta (Traviata Remixed), a
co-production between Opera Front and the Metropolitan Opera New York’s
“Met2Go.” October 2016 Alexandra will feature at the opening concert of
the Mallorca Music Festival in Spain, followed by performances on a cruise of
the Pacific, with renowned opera
star Kiri Te Kanawa. In
September, Alexandra sing's La Finta Giardiniera in Hannover and in November she travels to Krakow to sing the
role of Norina in Don Pasquale.
Other roles and solo performances include Musetta
(La bohème,) Orff’s Carmina Burana,
Vivaldi’s Gloria, Saint-Saëns’ Oratorio de Noël,
Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten and
Vaughan Williams’ A Pastoral Symphony.
In January 2016,
Alexandra made her German orchestral concert debut as the soprano lead
‘Edna’ in Jonathan Dove’s church-opera Tobias and the Angel with
the Munich Radio Orchestra and Maestro Ulf Schirmer.
Alexandra’s awards include the Martin Bequest
Travelling Scholarship, the Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust
RJ Hamer Scholarship, the Opera Foundation Australia AIMS Award
, Richard-Strauss Wettbewerb Förderpreis,the Mike Walsh Fellowship, The PPCA Performers’ Trust
grant, the Australian Music Foundation Award, the Acclaim Italian Opera Awards
Freemasons Victoria Fellowship, the Hamel Stiftung
Scholars Australia “Scholar of the Year”, the Robert Stolz Viennese
Music Society Award, the National Liederfest Hedi Holt Memorial
Award, the Robert Salzer Vocal Championship (1st place),
and 3rd place Meistersinger Vocal Championship in Graz, Austria.
Alexandra lives in Munich and is generously
supported by the siaa-Foundation and the Australian Music Foundation.