Described as "a superb singing actress," and “a possessor of a generous dramatic soprano instrument and passionate acting skills,” soprano Alexandra Lang is rapidly gaining recognition for her musical integrity, distinct vocal color and versatility. A native of Atlanta, she currently resides in New York City. Her first Ariadne with Utopia Opera was described as "satisfyingly lush to the ears." Recent operatic roles include the title roles in Donizetti's Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda, and Puccini's Tosca, Leonore in Beethoven's Fidelio, Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni, and the title role in Ariadne auf Naxos.
Ms. Lang has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera Guild, the Boston Public Library, The Great Hall at Faneuil Hall, Jordan Hall, the Dimenna Center for Classical Music, Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, and Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. She has performed with Marquette Choral Society, Dramatic Voices Program Berlin, Promenade Opera Project, New Camerata Opera, the NEMPAC Opera Project, New York Opera Forum, New York Conductors Symphony, Utopia Opera, Peach State Opera, Nevada Opera, Cantanti Project, the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, New York Lyric Opera Theatre, and the New York Opera Exchange Orchestra.
In the 2017-2018 season, Ms. Lang made her first appearance with The Metropolitan Opera Guild, performing excerpts of Mimì in Puccini’s La bohème. She also appeared in the title role of Anna Bolena with New York Opera Forum. Recent seasons have included a concert performance as Gerhilde in Wagner's Die Walküre and role debuts of Rosalinde in Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus and Chrysothemis in Richard Strauss' Elektra, both with New York Opera Forum. The subsequent season the soprano sang her first Tosca in concert at The National Opera Center and joined the Martina Arroyo Foundation on tour as Gertrud in Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel. She also attended the Dramatic Voice Symposium in New Orleans to coach Wagnerian repertoire with world-renowned bass-baritone Greer Grimsley.
Following her debut in the title role of Massenet’s Manon at Opera in the Ozarks, Ms. Lang appeared as Lady Billows in Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring at the NAPA Music Festival and as Fiordiligi in Mozart's Così fan tutte on tour in Georgia. She is an avid interpreter of contemporary music, singing the title role in Tom Cipullo’s Lucy with Nevada Opera, Ms. Hufstedler in the world premiere of Milton Grainger's Angry Birdsong in Atlanta, and creating the role written for her, Sibyl Vane, in Jeffrey Brody's The Picture of Dorian Gray in Boston.
She has sung the National Anthem at Boston's historic Fenway Park and was an original co-founder of the New Camerata Opera in New York. In early 2020 Ms. Lang made her first appearance with Underground Salon NYC, where critics took note of her “impressive vocal effects including a lovely liquid trill and a stunning climax.”
Last summer the soprano joined the Dramatic Voices Program Berlin to reprise the role of Chrysothemis in Strauss' Elektra, streaming online in concert in August. She also made her first appearance with TUNDI Productions in Brattleboro, Vermont, where she sang excerpts from Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen and Tannhäuser. No stranger to the classical world's evolving online scene, she has been involved with several virtual projects during the pandemic. Ms. Lang was featured in the title role in Promenade Opera Project's virtual production of Beethoven's Fidelio in October. In December she joined Christman Opera Company online for their Voices Raising Voices initiative, a project committed to engaging artists of color, women, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community, where she performed a piece by Canadian pianist and composer Maria Thompson Corley. She was also a featured soloist on the VOICES Music Series: Winter Edition, presented by Cambridge Public Library.
In March of 2021, Ms. Lang was presented in recital on Sparrow Live, one of classical music's newest online platforms, featuring works by Respighi, Strauss, Barber and Rachmaninoff. In September, Alexandra launched her passion project, LITER ABEND, a joyful and intimate celebration of German Lied, for which she received a City Artists Corps Grant sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts. This spring began with a recital at Opera in the Ozarks on their Alumni Recital Series in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and the second installment of LITER ABEND back in New York. May took her to Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where she joined Marquette Choral Society for their 50th Anniversary Celebration as the Soprano Soloist in Carl Orff's Carmina Burana.
Upcoming performances include an all-German recital with pianist and composer Felix Jarrar in New York City, including a world premiere written for Ms. Lang. In June, she will attend the Mostly Modern Festival in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she will perform Maya in their inaugural operatic production of Robert Paterson’s The Companion in addition to several contemporary music concerts at the Arthur Zankel Music Center. July takes her to New London, New Hampshire, where she will join Berlin Wagner Group for their inaugural US concert, Wagner’s Ring in One Evening, as Woglinde, Gerhilde, 2nd Norn and Sieglinde. She will close out the summer with more Wagner: her first performance in a full production from Der Ring des Nibelungen, singing Gerhilde in TUNDI Productions' Die Walküre and covering Woglinde in their Das Rheingold. Next season Ms. Lang will return to The Metropolitan Opera Guild where she will sing excerpts from the title role in Bellini's bel canto masterpiece, Norma, on the Masterly Singing Series.
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