Alexandra Smither

SOPRANO

"BATHING SUNPHOTONS"
Adeliia Faizulina
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"PENSACI BEN MIO CORE"
Barbara Strozzi
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"CHORAL FANTASY"
Ludwig van Beethoven
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"TWO TAYLOR SONGS"
Theo Chandler
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Alexandra Smither

(she/her) Firecracker performer and outspoken activist for change in classical music, soprano Alexandra Smither is a creative force to be reckoned with. From the thorniest contemporary scores to the lyricism of Mozart, Ms. Smither brings her consummate artistry and searing intellect to every engagement.

Against the Grain Theatre
Susanna – Le Nozze di Figaro, 2019
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Soloist – Beethoven Choral Fantasy, 2019
Houston Grand Opera
Diana – Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, 2018
Houston Grand Opera
Young Alice – Glory Denied, 2017
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Schedule

Recital on the Bay...
Soloist

Houston Grand Opera, 2020


2020 Songbook
Olivia Shortt

Long Beach Opera, 2020

Opera to Go: Katie...
Barbelle

Houston Grand Opera, 2020

Illuminations
Katie Balch

California Symphony, 2020

Choral Fantasy
Ludwig van Beethoven

Boston Symphony Orchestra, 2019

Biography

Described as “particularly impressive” and “silver-voiced” (The Arts Fuse) in her 2019 debut with the Boston Symphony, soprano Alexandra Smither is making a name for herself in the worlds of both old and new music. With a vocal technique described as “beautiful, elegant, and masterfully manipulated” (Schmopera), she was named one of Canadian Broadcasting Co’s 2017 “30 Young Hot Classical Musicians Under 30”. She was the grand prize winner at the 2017 Eckhardt-Gramatée Competition, earning both first prize and the prize for best performance of the commissioned work, Nicole Lizee’s “Malfunctionlieder”.

She made her triumphant debut with Houston Grand Opera as Younger Alyce in their production of Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied, in which she “imbued her solo aria “My Darling Jim” with heartbreaking tenderness” (Texas Classical Review). She returned to Houston Grand Opera in May as Diana in Cruzar la cara de la Luna. Her 2018 New York debut at the Baryshnikov Arts Center of Luciano Berio’s “Sequenza III” called “an extraordinarily adept soprano, one who can shriek, gurgle, cackle, mutter, gesture, and declaim as well as sing beautifully” (The Threepenny Blog).

Her 2019 role debut at Susanna in Against the Grain Theatre’s Figaro’s Wedding was met with rave reviews about her “perfect comedic timing and heartwarming sincerity” (Broadway World) and her “silky, light soprano and delightfully fast, stable vibrato” (Mooney on Theatre).

Ms. Smither holds Canadian and British passports, as well as an American O1-B visa.
“Enchantingly supple…silky, light soprano and delightfully fast, stable vibrato.”
— Mooney on Theatre

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