Photo by Bridget Elliot

Photo by Bridget Elliot

Alexandra Oomens is a fourth year Honours student in the Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance) program at the Sydney Conservatorium. In early 2014 she completed an intensive language course at the Accademia Europea in Florence, and took lessons with early music specialist Santina Tomasello; she has also undertaken independent vocal studies in London, New York and with Louise Callinan of Paris National Opera. She has just completed a national tour of the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Timeline project.

Solo engagements have included Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate with the Ryde-Hunters Hill Symphony Orchestra, and a recital of Handel and Purcell as part of the City of Sydney’s ‘Late Night Library’ series. In 2013 Alexandra had roles in two productions with Pinchgut Opera: Thisbe in the mock opera Pyramus and Thisbe, and Alinda in Cavalli’s Giasone. She also gained a place in the professional chamber choir, Cantillation.

She was the youngest finalist in the 2013 City of Sydney Eisteddfod Intermediate (under 25 years) Joan Sutherland Memorial Vocal Scholarship (having already won the Intermediate Oratorio category), and has performed in masterclasses conducted by Håkan Hagegård (International Congress of Voice Teachers in Brisbane) and Lauris Elms (Art Song NSW).

A long-time member of the Sydney Children’s Choir, Alexandra became a member of the national children’s choir, Gondwana Voices, at the age of 11. In 2008 she was selected as the child soloist for Gianluigi Gelmetti’s Cantata della Vita, performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Alexandra has also undertaken stage and film courses at the Actors Centre Australia, and works part-time as a recording session singer: in addition to several movie soundtracks, she can be heard as the voice on the award-winning commercial: Tasmania – Go Behind the Scenery.

 

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. 

 

This bio taken from the last program in which Alexandra appeared.