Following a very difficult 2020, Alexandra is thrilled to be able to announce a busy 2021 schedule, including several major house debuts and a return home to Australia.

Opéra de Paris – Female Chorus / The Rape of Lucretia

Alexandra will begin her season at the Opéra de Paris, performing ‘Female Chorus’ – one of the leading roles – in the Académie’s new production of Benjamin Britten’s devastating 1946 opera, The Rape of Lucretia. The avaricious Prince Tarquinius rides to Rome in the night with the sole aim of ravishing Lucretia and thus defacing her much praised chastity. This act of pure destruction becomes the catalyst for the overthrowing of the King and the establishment of the Roman Republic. In this remarkable chamber work, the ‘Female Chorus’ embodies the traditional function of the Greek chorus in Greek tragedy, narrating and commenting on the drama. Her famous first line rings as true today as it did during the opera’s debut in war-ravished England: “It is an axiom among kings to use a foreign threat to hide a local evil.”

Conductor: Léo Warynski

Director: Jeanne Candel

Set: Lisa Navarro

Costume: Pauline Kieffer

Lighting: César Godefroy

Performances May 18, 22, & 27

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Festival d’Aix-en-Provence: Concert with M° Thomas Hengelbrock and the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble

Alexandra is thrilled to be making her debut at the preeminent french summer festival, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. For this classically-themed concert, Alexandra will join esteemed early music specialist, conductor Thomas Hengelbrock, and his world-class orchestra, the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble. The orchestra will present two Mozart symphonic works, and Alexandra will perform the Mendelssohn concert aria ‘Infelice’ Op. 94 (1843). This special, one-night-only event opens the 2021 festival.

Conductor: Thomas Hengelbrock

Orchestra: Balthasar Neumann Ensemble

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K. 543

Félix Mendelssohn Concert air for soprano and orchestra “Infelice”, op. 94

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550

Performances: July 17

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Further performances include recitals with Opera Queensland, the National Opera and Southern Cross Soloists.