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Alexandra Deshorties



Alexandra Deshorties in action.
Alexandra Deshorties (Queen of the Woods) in In Parenthesis © WNO 2016. Photograph by Bill Cooper.

French-Canadian soprano Alexandra Deshorties made her Royal Opera House debut in 2016 as Bard of Germania/Alice the Barmaid/Queen of the Woods (In Parenthesis) for Welsh National Opera. She has previously sang at the Royal Opera House in the Insights Programme with the ROH Learning and Participation Department.

Deshorties studied at the Marseilles Conservatory, the Manhattan School of Music and on the Lindemann Young Artists Programme with the Metropolitan Opera, New York. Her roles with the Metropolitan Opera include Elettra (Idomeneo), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni). Engagements elsewhere include Fiordiligi and Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare) for Seattle Opera, Juliana Bordereau (The Aspern Papers) and Desdemona (Otello) for Dallas Opera, the title role in Medea for Glimmerglass Opera and Grand Théâtre de Genève, Juno (La Calisto) for Cincinnati Opera, Fiordiligi in Valencia, Valentine (Les Huguenots) for Bard Music Festival, Julia (La vestale) for La Monnaie, Brussels, the title role in Iphigénie en Tauride for Teatro Nacional de São Carlos and Elisabetta (Roberto Devereux) for WNO. Further engagements include with such companies as San Francisco Opera, LA Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Liceu, Barcelona, and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, and at the Aix-en-Provence Festival.

Deshorties appears regularly in concert with orchestras including Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and at the Salzburg Festival.

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