Artist Biography

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Australian soprano Alexandra Flood made her professional debut in 2014 as a young artist at the Salzburg Festival in the roles of Blonde/Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Modistin/Der Rosenkavalier and Clorinda/La Cenerentola für Kinder. Since then Alexandra has been a regular fixture on European and Australian opera and concert stages, including as Marguerite/Le Petit Faust, Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz Munich; Vixen/The Cunning Little Vixen, Pacific Opera Sydney; Blonde/Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Vorarlberger Landestheater Bregenz; Violetta/Traviata Remixed, Operafront Amsterdam; Serpetta/La finta Giardiniera, Niedersächsische Musiktage Hannover, Maria/West Side Story, Vereinigte Bühnen Bozen; Valencienne/Die lustige Witwe, Schlossfestspiele Langenlois, Austria; Jemmy/Guillaume Tell, Victorian Opera, Melbourne; Musetta/La Boheme, Teatro Signorelli, Cortona and Norina/Don Pasquale, Krakow State Opera alongside baritone Mariusz Kwecień, and again at the Vorarlberger Landestheater Bregenz.

In concert, Alexandra has appeared as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Honegger’s Le Roi David both with the Bochum Symphony Orchestra, as well as 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 opera galas 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, 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.

Also, an experienced recitalist, Alexandra’s performances include a chamber concert with the Southern Cross Soloists at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, as well as numerous Lied recitals across Europe, Australia and the United States. Alexandra was twice a guest artist at the Bangalow Chamber Music Festival in Australia.

As passionate performer of contemporary music and theatre, Alexandra originated the roles of Miranda/Trincolo in the world premiere of Moritz Eggert’s opera Caliban with Operafront 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 at the 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. Together with colleagues at the Theaterakademie August Everding in Munich, Alexandra devised OFFelia - a world premiere fragmental one-person opera exploring the many representations of the character of Hamlet's Ophelia in classical music and popular literature, featuring new arrangements of Lieder and arias from R. Strauss, Brahms and A. Thomas.

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. In March 2017 Alexandra received the first runner-up prize at the Richard Strauss Competition in Munich. She went on to appear in the prize-winner's concert, performing Strauss Lieder, and later as Echo in a partial concert performance of Ariadne auf Naxos at the Richard Strauss Festival gala concert.

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.