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Alexandra Oomens

 

Australian soprano Alexandra is in her first year in the Royal Academy Opera Programme, at the Royal Academy of Music, London, under the tutelage of Lillian Watson and Jonathan Papp. Alexandra holds a Masters of Arts (Royal Academy of Music), an honorary Dip RAM for performance (Royal Academy of Music), and a Bachelor of Music (Sydney Conservatorium of Music). In 2017, Alexandra made her European debut as a soloist at the Concertgebouw in the Holland Festival, with the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra and Netherlands Radio Choir. In July this year Alexandra studied at the Georg Solti Accademia in Tuscany, working under Meastro Alessandro Corbelli, Barbara Frittoli, and Sir Richard Bonynge.

In November 2018 Alexandra will take on the title role of Semele in the Royal Academy Opera’s production, conducted by Sir Laurence Cummings. Earlier in 2018, Alexandra performed as Laurette in ‘Le Docteur Miracle’, Bizet (Royal Academy Opera), as Tina in ‘Flight’, Dove (Royal Academy Opera), and as Clizia in ‘Teseo’, Handel (London Handel Festival). Previous roles include Cupidon (Orphée Aux Enfers), Damigella (L’Incoronazione di Poppea), Isabelle (L’Amant Jaloux), Childerico (Faramondo), 2nd Lady, 1st Witch, and Spirit (Dido & Aeneas), Lisel (The Chimney Sweep), and Alinda (Giasone). Alexandra has performed in various Royal Academy Opera Scenes; as Titania (Midsummer Nights Dream), Ännchen (Der Freischütz), Despina (Cosí fan Tutte), Héro (Beatrice et Benedict), and Corinna (Il Viaggio a Reims).

In recital Alexandra has performed such works as Exultate Jubilate (Amersham Festival of Music), Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen and Coffee Cantata (Canberra International Music Festival), Handel’s Gloria and Christmas Oratorio (Voices of Angels).

Alexandra is the current recipient of the Jennie Blythe Scholarship, and the John Baker Opera Award, and is extremely grateful for this generous sponsorship. She is also the recipient of the Esther Hubert Award, the Elizabeth Todd Soprano Award, and the Patricia Lucas Scholarship.

 

Alex has appeared as Alinda in Giasone (2013) and as Thisbe in Pyramus & Thisbe (2013 Fundraiser) for Pinchgut. She appeared as Lisel in The Chimneysweep in 2014, as Isabelle in L'Amant Jaloux in 2015, and will sing in our first concert Bach/Telemann in 2019.