In repertoire spanning from Monteverdi to Gregory Spears, Alexandra Schoeny is known for her versatility and engaging stage presence. With a voice hailed as "hauntingly beautiful" by Opera News, she is equally praised for her convincing character portrayals as she "embodies melodrama with flair," (Broadway World).
Alexandra returns this season to the Cincinnati Pops for music of Offenbach, and to the Reno Philharmonic for Mozart’s eternal Requiem. She appears with Cincinnati Opera as Najade in Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos. She can be heard in recital in Cincinnati in a program of twentieth and twenty-first century music by Jonathan Dove, Libby Larsen, and Samuel Barber with acclaimed pianist Marie-France Lefevbre.
This season, Alexandra makes her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra in their program "Bernstein and Beyond." She appears as Stone and Mrs. Morris in the world premiere of Zac Greenberg's experimental rock opera The Bradbury Tattoos with concert.nova. Her Cunegonde (Candide) in a co-production with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Alliance Theatre was deemed "show-stopping" by the Atlanta press. She returned to the role of Miss Lightfoot in Gregory Spears' Fellow Travelers at the Prototype Festival in New York and appeared as the soprano soloist in Carmina Burana with Cincinnati Ballet. She also made her Atlanta Symphony debut in music of J. Strauss and Bernstein.
Operatic roles include: Donna Anna, Erste Dame, Pamina, Zerlina, Dircé (Medée), Sofia (Il Signor Bruschino), Clarina (La cambiale di matrimonio), Adina (L'elisir d'amore), Thérèse (Les mamelles de Tirésias), Marie-Christine (Galileo Galilei), Frasquita, Mrs. Julian (Owen Wingrave), Miss Lightfoot (Fellow Travelers), Nella (Gianni Schicchi). Oratorio appearances include Messiah, Ein Deutsches Requiem, Mozart's Requiem, Faure's Requiem, Lord Nelson Mass, Theresienmesse, St. Matthew Passion, Carmina Burana, Finzi's In Terra Pax, Mahler's Symphony No. 4, and Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915.
Alexandra can be heard as Miss Lightfoot on the original cast recording of Gregory Spears' Fellow Travelers on the Fanfare Cincinnati label.
An active educator as well as performer, Alexandra is a founder of Crossover Camp, a program for performers who wish to successfully straddle the divide between musical theatre and opera. A native of Cincinnati, Alexandra attended the College-Conservatory of Music (DMA), the Royal Conservatoire of the Hague (M. Opera), the Royal Academy of Music (M.Mus, DipRAM), and Northwestern University (B.M). She is an alumna of Aspen Music Festival, English National Opera OperaWorks, and the Britten-Pears Programme.
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