The Australian soprano Alexandra Flood studied at the University of Melbourne, later taking part in Oberlin Conservatory’s ‘Oberlin in Italy’ opera programme at Arezzo, where she made her stage debut in 2012 as Musetta (La bohème) at the town’s Teatro Signorelli. She also attended the summer training programme of the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz. Named Scholar of the Year by Opera Scholars Australia, she received the Herman Schildberger Memorial Award, the Australian Robert Stolz Viennese Music Society Award, the National Liederfest Hedi Holt Memorial Award, an AIMS Award and an AIMS Sundell Study Award from the Opera Foundation Australia. She also won first prizes in the Robert Salzer Vocal Championship, the Boroondara Eisteddfod Competition (oratorio) and the Warrnambool Eisteddfod Competition (operetta) and a third prize at the 2013 Meistersinger Singing Competition in Graz.
Alexandra Flood has given recitals at the Austral Salon and St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne as well as for the city’s Latvian Society. She has appeared as a soloist at opera galas organized by Opera Scholars Australia and by the Heidelberg Choral Society in Melbourne and also in the framework of Opera Scholars’ Opera in the Market and Opera in the Alps programmes. Her repertory includes solo parts in Vivaldi’s Gloria, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St Matthew and St John Passions, Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten, Saint-Saëns’s Oratorio de Noël and Orff’s Carmina Burana, which she has performed with orchestras such as the Maroondah and Preston Symphony Orchestras and the Heidelberg Choral Society in Melbourne.
As a member of the Young Singers Project she will be heard at the 2014 Salzburg Festival as the Modistin in Der Rosenkavalier and as Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail for Children.
*Member of the Young SIngers Project
Current as of July 2014