Alexandra Lang is recognized as "a superb singing actress," and as “a possessor of a generous dramatic soprano instrument and passionate acting skills." 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 Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda, and Tosca, Leonore in Fidelio, Chrysothemis in Elektra, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte and the title role in Ariadne auf Naxos. Next season, she will appear as Norma on the Masterly Singing Series at The Metropolitan Opera Guild. Upcoming performances also include an all-German recital with pianist and composer Felix Jarrar in New York City, including a world premiere written for Ms. Lang.
This summer Alexandra joined the Mostly Modern Festival in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she performed Maya in the festival’s inaugural operatic production of Robert Paterson’s The Companion at Arthur Zankel Music Center. She made her first appearance with Berlin Wagner Group on their US concert debut, "Wagner’s Ring in One Evening,” where she sang excerpts of Woglinde, Gerhilde, and Sieglinde. The soprano closed her summer with more Wagner, making her role debut as Gerhilde in Die Walküre at the Wagner in Vermont Festival with TUNDI Productions, where she also covered Woglinde in Das Rheingold.
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. Recent seasons have included role debuts of Rosalinde in Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus and Chrysothemis in Richard Strauss' Elektra. Ms. Lang made her first appearance with The Metropolitan Opera Guild performing excerpts of Mimì in Puccini’s La bohème. 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. In addition, she attended the Dramatic Voice Symposium in New Orleans to coach Wagnerian repertoire with bass-baritone Greer Grimsley.
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. 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, performing a piece by Canadian pianist and composer Maria Thompson Corley. Alexandra was a guest soloist on the VOICES Music Series: Winter Edition, presented by Cambridge Public Library. She was also presented in recital on Sparrow Live, featuring works by Respighi, Strauss, Barber and Rachmaninoff.
In September of 2021, 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. The project continues, with a rotating guest artist for each performance or “volume.” The spring of 2022 began with a recital in Eureka Springs, Arkansas at Opera in the Ozarks on their Alumni Recital Series. May of 2022 took her to Michigan's Upper Peninsula where she joined Marquette Choral Society for their 50th Anniversary Celebration as the soprano soloist for Carl Orff's Carmina Burana.
Alexandra is an avid interpreter of contemporary music, having sung 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.”
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