Alexandra
Loutsion

Soprano
Alexandra Loutsion
(She/Her) Hailed as "fearless" (Opera News) and with a “powerful…and gorgeous voice" (MinnPost), Greek American Soprano Alexandra Loutsion continues to be recognized for her passion and vocal versatility. This season she makes her debut with Virginia Opera and returns to Opera Santa Barbara as Brünnhilde/Die Walküre. She makes her Washington National Opera debut as The Overseer, Confidante and Elektra cover/Elektra, returns to Washington Concert Opera debuting Abigaille/Nabucco, and also returns to Pittsburgh Opera as Leonora/Il Trovatore.

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Die Walküre
Die Walküre
Virginia Opera
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Magnum Opus Artists, Teaneck, NJ

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Alexandra Loutsion

Hailed as "fearless" (Opera News) and “masterful” (Tulsa World) with a “powerful…and gorgeous voice" (MinnPost), Greek American Soprano Alexandra Loutsion continues to be recognized for her passionate performances and vocal versatility on the operatic stage. In the 2022-2023 season, Ms. Loutsion makes her role and house debut with Virginia Opera as Brünnhilde in the Johnathan Dove reduction of Wagner’s Die Walküre and returns to Opera Santa Barbara in the same role later in the spring. She makes her Washington National Opera debut as The Overseer, Confidante and Elektra cover in Strauss’ Elektra, returns to Washington Concert Opera debuting Abigaille in Verdi’s Nabucco, and also returns to Pittsburgh Opera as Leonora in Il Trovatore. She finishes the season debuting with Austin Symphony Orchestra of Minnesota in both a solo recital and Wagner selections in concert. Last season, she made her debut with Pittsburgh Festival Opera kicking off their solo recital series Legends in the Limelight: Pittsburgh Festival Opera Live at Carnegie Music Hall, returned to Lyric Opera of Chicago covering Sondra Radvanovsky as Lady Macbeth in their new production of Verdi’s Macbeth, and debuted with Austin Opera singing Leonore in Fidelio: A Celebratory Gala Production. She made her Dallas Opera debut singing excerpts from Macbeth and Aida in their Opera’s Greatest Hits! concert, and debuted in the title role of Salome at the Fisher Center at Bard College. Alexandra returned to the University of Southern California (her alma mater) for a short coaching residency and joins the USC Symphony to sing Strauss’ Four Last Songs (Postponed due to COVID-19). She closed the season in her company and role debut with The Glimmerglass Festival singing Mother Abbess in Rogers & Hammerstein’s "The Sound of Music. Ms. Loutsion’s 2020-2021 season included a surprise debut with Lyric Opera of Chicago as Brünnhilde in Yuval Sharon’s Twilight: Gods, a reinterpretation of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung. She also made her debut with Chicago Opera Theater singing the leading role of Kayla in Kamala Sankaram’s Taking Up Serpents. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, she was to join the roster of the Lyric Opera of Chicago in its production of Verdi’s Attila covering the leading role of Odabella, return to Pittsburgh Opera singing the title role in Verdi’s Aida, and debut with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra as the title role in excerpts from Puccini’s Tosca. Her 2019-2020 season included her role and company debut with Minnesota Opera singing the title role in Strauss’ Elektra, a return to Pittsburgh Opera singing the title role in Daniel Catan’s Florencia en el Amazonas, a debut with Austin Opera (cancelled due to COVID-19) and return to Palm Beach Opera singing the title role in Puccini’s Turandot, and a debut with the Chicago Philharmonic (cancelled due to COVID-19) performing excerpts from Kamala Sankaram’s Taking Up Serpents. She also joined Austin Opera as a soloist for the Serenata Wine Gala, and was to finish the season with Pittsburgh Festival Opera as a featured soloist with Christine Goerke and Marianne Cornetti for the “Gathering of the Goddesses” benefit gala (cancelled due to COVID-19). In the 2018-2019 season, she made her international debut with Canadian Opera Company singing the Overseer and covering the title role of Strauss’ Elektra, offered a “career-defining interpretation” of Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore with Central City Opera, and debuted as Turandot with New Orleans Opera. She also debuted with San Francisco Opera singing the Overseer in Elektra and covering Turandot. Puccini has become a staple of Ms. Loutsion’s repertoire. In addition to singing Turandot with Pittsburgh Opera, Tulsa Opera, and New Orleans Opera , she has also brought her Tosca to Palm Beach Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, Fort Wayne Philharmonic,  and Central City Opera, and her Cio-Cio San/Madama Butterfly to Palm Beach Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, and Opera on the James. Other role highlights include the Foreign Princess/Rusalka with Arizona Opera, Florencia/Florencia en el Amazonas with Arizona Opera, Donna Anna/Don Giovanni with North Carolina Opera, Lady Macbeth/Macbeth with Raylynmor Opera, Gertrude/Hansel and Gretel with Dayton Opera, and the leading role of Isabella in Wagner's Das Liebesverbot as part of the Ring Festival LA. She also covered the Lady-in-Waiting in Verdi’s Macbeth with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Riccardo Muti. On the concert stage, Ms. Loutsion has sung the soprano solo in Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the Santa Fe Symphony and the Academy Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh, as well as Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Cathedral Choral Society, West Virginia Symphony, Syracuse Symphoria, Erie Philharmonic and as a guest soloist with the Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra. She debuted the soprano solo in Hadyn's Mass in Time of War with the Cathedral Choral Society of Washington D.C.  Ms. Loutsion spent two summers as an Apprentice Artist with the Santa Fe Opera, most recently to cover Leonore/Fidelio. She also covered Tosca and the leading role of Anna in Rossini’s Maometto II. Ms. Loutsion also spent two seasons as a Resident Artist with Pittsburgh Opera where she was seen as Armida/Rinaldo and Gertrude and the Witch/Hänsel und Gretel, among others. As an Apprentice Artist with Central City Opera, she was heard as Cio-Cio San/Madama Butterfly and as Melissa in Handel's Amadigi di Gaula.

 Ms. Loutsion represented the United States as a quarterfinalist in the Francisco Viñas International Singing Contest in Barcelona, Spain. She was a winner of the Metropolitan National Council District Auditions and the Long Beach Mozart Competition, as well as a finalist in the Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Foundation Competition, McCammon Voice Competition, and Dallas Opera Competition. She is the recipient of the Catherine Filene Shouse Education Fund Career Grant from Wolf Trap Opera, Santa Fe Opera’s Donald Gramm Memorial Award and Anna Case MacKay Award, the Shoshana Foundation Richard F. Gold Career Grant, the Central City Opera John Moriarty Award, and the Aspen Music Festival New Horizon Fellowship. She holds a Master of Music in Vocal Arts from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Ithaca College. Ms. Loutsion was also recently awarded a place in the Greek America Foundation's "Forty under 40" Class of 2018, which celebrates the professional excellence and philanthropic endeavors of North Americans of Greek descent

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