Alexandra Rodrick, mezzo-soprano
Hailed for her “impressive performance” and “flawless vocalism,” mezzo-soprano Alexandra Rodrick is distinguishing herself as an up-and-coming artist of great promise.
This season, Ms. Rodrick appears as the title character in La Cenerentola with Opéra Louisiane, Roggiero in Tancredi with Baltimore Concert Opera, Mercédès in Carmen with the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project, as Dorabella and Hermia in Boston University Opera Institute’s mainstage productions of Cosi fan tutte and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, respectively, and joins Des Moines Metro Opera’s roster of Apprentice Artists, where she will be covering the role of Orphée in Orphée et Eurydice.
In the 2015/16 season, Ms. Rodrick debuted the roles of Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Tijuana, Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Point Loma Opera Theatre, and Anna I in Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins in the Boston University Fall Fringe Festival. She also performed the title role in Carmen with the Boston Masterworks Chorale and Symphony. She appeared as the Wife in composer Scott Wheeler’s Naga in a workshop performance of the new Ouroboros Trilogy through Beth Morrison Projects and Boston University.
Other notable operatic performances include Le Prince Charmant in Massenet’s Cendrillon and Carmen in La tragédie de Carmen with the Boston University Opera Institute, Mercédès in Carmen with Aspen Opera Theater, Bianca in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia as an Emerging Artist with the Green Mountain Opera Festival, and Flora in La Traviata with the National Symphony Orchestra and Wolf Trap Opera Company, where she was a member of their studio artist program in the summers of 2012 and 2013.
Ms. Rodrick is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Phyllis Curtin Award at Boston University, and a finalist and recipient of an encouragement award from the Deborah Voigt Vero Beach Opera Foundation Inaugural International Vocal Competition, as well as a winner of the 2015 Musical Merit Competition of Greater San Diego, and 2013 Metropolitan National Council Auditions, San Diego District. She is the recipient of an encouragement award from the MONC Western Region, the winner of the 2014 La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Young Artist Competition, and the first place winner of the 2014 Susan and Virginia Hawk Memorial Scholarship Competition.
On the concert stage Ms. Rodrick has been the featured soloist in Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Coronado, Verdi's Requiem with the Saddelback College Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus, Handel's Missa in Angustis withLa Sierra University, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Bruckner’s Te Deum, and Handel’s Messiah with the Point Loma Choral Union. She has also given recitals in Maryland, Colorado and California under the auspices of the Wolf Trap Opera Company, Point Loma Opera Theatre, Aspen Music Festival and School, and SongFest.
Ms. Rodrick is a recent graduate of the Boston University Opera Institute and is a student of Ms. Penelope Bitzas. She received her Bachelor of Music from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego in 2011 where she studied with Dr. Craig Johnson. She enjoys long distance running, coffee shop hopping, and the exploration of new cities.