Alexandria Shiner

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Shiner, soprano, continues to garner critical acclaim for her “blazing soprano” (Wall Street Journal) and returns to Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program 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 Cities Symphony Orchestra and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the National Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Symphony (Canada), and Oregon Symphony. Future seasons include a debut at the Metropolitan Opera.

In the 2018-2019 Ms. Shiner was seen as Kayla in the world premiere of Sankaram’s Taking Up Serpents, where she was praised for her “powerful soprano voice with precise intonation and a broad range of dynamics and color” (Washington Classical Review), as Mirra in the North American premiere of Liszt's lost opera Sardanapalo, and the title role in Ariadne auf Naxos with Wolf Trap Opera. Concert appearances included Schmitt’s Psaume XLVII with the Choral Arts Society of Washington.

Alexandria began the 2017-2018 season singing the title role in Alcina for the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Performance at Washington National Opera. Other season highlights include Celestial Voice in Don Carlo, and Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia, both at WNO, and a debut at The Glimmerglass Festival as Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia. Other roles include Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and Magda Sorel in The Consul. Additionally, she has performed with Knoxville Opera, Marble City Opera, and Opera Naples.

She received an Encouragement Award in the 2017 Middle East Tennessee District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and she placed second in the Young Artist category of the 2016 Orpheus National Music Competition for Vocalists. She also competed as the Mid-South Regional Winner in the 2016 National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Artist Awards in Chicago. A native of Waterford, Michigan, Alexandria received her Master of Music from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her Bachelor of Music from Western Michigan University.