(she/her/hers) Alexandra Dietrich, a Puerto Rican American originally from Freeport, Maine, is a mezzo-soprano and director who is being praised for singing with "passion and understanding" and whose direction has been called "brilliant" and "moving". Ms. Dietrich joined the University of Southern Maine in the Fall of 2019 as Artist Faculty in Voice and has served as the Artistic Director at NEMPAC Opera since 2018.
NEMPAC Opera Project, 2021
NEMPAC Opera Project, 2019
Yo Soy LOLA, 2019
Marblehead Little Theatre, 2019
Cambridge Chamber Ensemble, 2018
Metropolitan Chorale, 2019
Tanglewood Music Festival, 2019
Boston Modern Orchestra Project, 2019
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), 2019
The Paul Madore Chorale, 2018
Odyssey Opera, 2017
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), 2018
Metropolitan Chorale, 2017
Ms. Dietrich has performed with many New England area opera companies and orchestras including Odyssey Opera, Juventas New Music Ensemble, and MassOpera where her performance as Jo March in Adamo's "Little Women" was hailed as "large of personality with an instrument to match", possessed "polish and star power", and was awarded the ArtsImpulse Award for Best Female Performer in an Opera for her portrayal.
Ms. Dietrich performed with the Boston Pops, Salem Philharmonic Orchestra, Odyssey Opera, and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. She also sang with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project's in "Haroun and the Sea of Stories" and "The Trial at Rouen" where she was featured as a Bird soloist and in the Heavenly Voice Trio, respectively. Both recordings on the BMOP/sound record label are available on Spotify.
Ms. Dietrich has served as the Artistic Director of NEMPAC Opera Project since the Fall of 2018. In her first season, she staged Portman's "The Little Prince". Ms. Dietrich's staging was chosen by OperaWire as one of the Top 5 Must See Operas in North America for its opening weekend.
— The Boston Musical Intelligencer