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Vocalists

Alexandra Loutsion


— Soprano

"Alexandra Loutsion deployed a powerful yet controlled soprano as Leonora, displaying exquisite phrasing and shading in “Tacea la notte,” then easily switching to coloratura lightness in the following cabaletta. Loutsion never flagged, caressing the sweetness and the killer high notes in “D'amor sull'ali rosee,” and confidently embracing the treacherous lower register during the multi-layered “Miserere.”"
Marc Shulgold, Opera News, July 18, 2018 - Leonora in 'Il trovatore' at Central City

"The chief glory of this year’s show was the role debut of Alexandra Loutsion as the titular Chinese princess, a splendid fit in voice and temperament for this interesting young artist. An area native and alumna of the company’s young artist program, Loutsion has a luscious timbre, sizable though never overpowering. Her solid technique allowed her to sail through the most demanding lines of “In questa reggia” with no signs of strain or effort, and to inflect her words tellingly. She seemed quite comfortable on stage, even in an unusual twist, where the director had her initiate a passionate kiss in the final scene. In that same scene, her delivery of “Del primo pianto” gave new life and meaning to this most ungrateful, often omitted solo, composed not by Puccini himself but by the composer’s dutiful student, Franco Alfano."
Robert Croan, Opera News, March 25, 2017 - Title role in 'Turandot' with Pittsburgh Opera

"Alexandra Loutsion was every inch the evil Foreign Princess and she sang with easily produced warm and resonant dramatic notes that made me wonder if she is a future Wagnerite."
Maria Nockin, Opera Today, November 2016 - Foreign Princess in 'Rusalka' at Arizona Opera

"Alexandra Loutsion is making an auspicious role debut in the title role. She has a warm, round, plush sound, that has ample presence in all registers. Ms. Loutsion also has a secure, ringing high register that can ride the orchestra with impressive ease, but she can also scale back to regale us with meltingly beautiful sotto voce singing."
James Sohre, Opera Today, July 20, 2016 - Title role in 'Tosca' at Central City Opera

“Soprano Alexandra Loutsion is a former Santa Fe Opera apprentice who stood in readiness as the standby for the title roles in that company’s recent productions of Tosca and Fidelio, although the occasion did not arise for her to fill in for either. Her voice, which possessed spinto heft, boasted buttery richness in its high range and projected warmly in its low register even through Verdi’s plush orchestration. The Verdi opera whose music most resembles the Requiem is Aida, and one could easily imagine Loutsion sinking her claws into the demanding lead of that work.”
James M. Keller, Santa Fe New Mexican, May 22, 2015 - Verdi Requiem with the Santa Fe Symphony

About

Hailed as "a singer to watch" (Washington Post) with a “commanding presence" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Alexandra Loutsion continues to be recognized for her passionate performances and vocal versatility as a rising star on the operatic stage. This season, she makes her international debut with Canadian Opera Company singing the Overseer and covering the title role in Strauss’ Elektra. She will also debut with New Orleans Opera as the title role of Puccini’s Turandot, and she returns to Central City Opera making her role debut as Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore. She finishes the season . . .

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