Described as a 'stage-animal' (Merker), 'electrifying' (Welt) and hailed for her 'powerful soprano' (Musikultur Berlin) and 'exquisite musicality' (Opera Magazine), soprano Alexandra Hutton grew up in the small Australian country town of Bingara and is now based in Europe as a principle ensemble member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. During their 2016/17 season she sings Musetta (La Boheme), Lisette (La Rondine), Xenia (Boris Godunov), Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), 2nd Blumenmädchen (Parsifal) as well as a reprise of her critically acclaimed role debut as Despina in the recent new production of Cosi fan tutte.
Alexandra has been honing her craft at the Deutsche Oper Berlin since making her debut there as Papagena in 2012, before joining the company as a Förderkreis Stipendiatin in the 2013/14 season. Her previous roles with them include Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Frasquita (Carmen), Tebaldo (Don Carlo), Olympia/Giulietta/Antonia (Hoffmann), 2nd Niece (Peter Grimes), Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Giannetta (L'elisir d'amore) and Lisette in Rolando Villazon's 2015 production of Puccini's La Rondine. Future role debuts at the Deutsche Oper Berlin include Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro.
Other roles include Comtesse Adele (Le Comte Ory), Blondchen (Die Entfürung aus dem Serail), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Adina (L'elisir d'amore), Marzelline (Fidelio) and Annina (La Traviata) at the Staatsoper Berlin with Maestro Daniel Barenboim. As a Britten-Pears Young Artist she sang Miss Wordsworth in Oliver Mears' production of Albert Herring with Steuart Bedford and Dame Felicity Lott as Lady Billows. She also sang the 1st Niece in Peter Grimes for the 2013 Aldeburgh Music Festival, both in concert at Snape Maltings as well as in the critically acclaimed production on Aldeburgh Beach.
She has sung with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as the Soprano Soloist in Gorecki's Symphony of Sorrowful Songs at Cadogan Hall and was the Soprano Soloist in Mozart's Requiem with the Philharmonic Orchestra at the recent Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester Cathedral. She made her debut at the Berlin Philharmonie as the 2nd Blumenmädchen (Parsifal) with Maestro Donald Runnicles and will return there this Christmas to sing the Taumännchen (Hänsel und Gretel) with Maestro Marek Janowski and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin.
Alexandra grew up in the small Australian country town of Bingara in northern NSW. On graduating from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music she immediately joined Opera Australia's schools touring company Oz Opera and performed across regional NSW and Victoria as Pamina (The Magic Flute) and Cinderella in an adaptation of Rossini's La Cenerentola. She continued her post-graduate in London at the Royal College of Music where she sang the Shepherdess in Handel's Il Pastor Fido with Lawrence Cummings as part of the London Handel Festival. She made her international operatic debut in 2012 at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Papagena and subsequently joined the company as a 'Stipendiat' young artist in 2013.
Engelbert Humperdinck - Hänsel und Gretel
25 September 2017
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