Cast Bio: Alexandra Batsios

batsios-press-release 300Hailed as a “coloratura tour de force” (Opera News) and possessing a “powerful, searing soprano” (Opera Now), Alexandra Batsios is garnering attention as a promising operatic talent. She made her St. Petersburg Opera house debut in the 2015-2016 season as Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail and also appeared with the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. During the 2014-2015 season, she made two role debuts to great acclaim: the Queen of Shemakha in a new production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel at Sarasota Opera and Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail at Opera North (NH).

Ms. Batsios spent the 2013-2014 season as a Studio Artist with Sarasota Opera where she covered Adele in Die Fledermaus, made her debut as Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and covered Hélène in Verdi’s Jérusalem, an opera that is part of Sarasota Opera’s Verdi Cycle. Earlier in 2013, she made her professional debut as Annina (La Traviata), Clorinda (La Cenerentola), and Flora (The Turn of the Screw) with Palm Beach Opera.

A top prize winner in the 2015 Sullivan Foundation competition, her awards include third place in the Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition, third place in the Midwest regional of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a Graduate Performance award from the international music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota, and encouragement from the Giulio Gari Foundation, the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, and the Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition. She holds performance degrees from Millikin University and Westminster Choir College.F

Il Trovatore – Leonora

Abduction from the Seraglio(2016) – Konstanze