“Soprano Alexandria Shiner, currently a Carfitz Young Artist with Washington National Opera, was the most polished of the winners, with a plush voice suited well for Wagner or Strauss. She eased through “Dich, teure Halle” from Tannhäuser, but it wasn’t until her second aria — “To This We’ve Come” from Menotti’s “The Consul” — that her star quality emerged. Her voice is plush and was among the highlights of the afternoon...”
Arya Roshanian, Operawire, March 3, 2020 - The Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition Grand Finals
Shiner, soprano, continues to garner critical acclaim for her “blazing soprano” (Wall Street Journal) and returns to the Cafritz Young Artists Program of Washington National Opera for the 2019-2020 season where she will be seen as First Lady in The Magic Flute and Magda Sorel in The Consul. Additional season highlights include a return The Glimmerglass Festival for Ada in Wagner’s Die Feen. Orchestral engagements include the Verdi Requiem with Quad City Symphony Orchestra and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the National Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Symphony (Canada), and Oregon Symphony. She is a 2020 Grand Finals Winner in...
“At the top reigned Alexandria Shiner, whose musical and dramatic range has already made quite an impression in her work at Washington National Opera over the last two seasons. The dramatic soprano, who hails from Waterford, Michigan, crowned the musical climaxes of the second act with potent strength and a creamy vocal finish. She was also incredibly funny as the eye-rolling diva behind the scenes in the first act.”
Charles T. Downey, Washington Classical Review, July 25, 2019 - Title role in 'Ariadne auf Naxos' at Wolf Trap Opera
“Alexandria Shiner...shone brilliantly as Kayla in this small cast. She focused her powerful soprano voice with precise intonation and a broad range of dynamics and color.”
Charles T. Downey, Washington Classical Review, 2019