Diana in Cruzar la Cara de la Luna; Sophie in "Boundless," the first episode in the HGOco web opera series Star-Cross'd. Previously: Younger Alyce in Glory Denied (2017).
About the Artist:
Named one of CBC’s 2017 “30 Hot Musicians Under 30,” Canadian soprano Alexandra Smither made her HGO debut as Younger Alyce in HGOco’s presentation of Glory Denied earlier this season. Other roles include Gretel in Hansel and Gretel (Rice University), Mrs. Waters in The Boatswain’s Mate (Opera5), and Esmeralda in The Bartered Bride and Lydia in Second Nature, both with Music Academy of the West. She swept all top prizes in Canada’s 2017 Eckhardt-Gramatée Competition and subsequently toured her prize-winning recital of contemporary works across Canada. As a Soprano Fellow, she made her Tanglewood Music Festival debut alongside Emanuel Ax in June 2017 for a performance of Schubert’s “Der Hirt auf dem Felsen.” She returns as a Fellow again in 2018; performances will include the premiere of a new piece for soprano and wind dectet by Theo Chandler. She has also sung with acclaimed early-music ensembles Ars Lyrica and Emmanuel Music. In 2018, she performs at the Banff Centre; with Melbourne Metropolis Festival and Vancouver’s Music in the Morning; and in a recital tour of Japan and the inaugural tour of PushBack Collective with bassoonist Ben Roidl-Ward.