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Alexandra Lowe

Biography

British soprano Alexandra Lowe joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the start of the 2020/21 Season and made her Royal Opera debut as Daphne in Apollo and Dafne as part of The Royal Opera's 4/4 in October 2020.

Lowe completed her Artist Diploma from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She previously completed undergraduate and postgraduate study at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Operatic roles include Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) for Clonter Opera, Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) for Neville Holt Opera, GSMD and RNCM, cover Contessa and Barbarina (Le Nozze Di Figaro) for New Generation Festival, Helena (A Midsummer Night's Dream) for GSMD, RNCM, Lucia I/II (The Long Christmas Dinner) and Anna Gomez (The Consul) for GSMD, Barena (Jenufa) for Grange Park Opera, The Bride/Wife/Mother (The Vanishing Bridegroom) and Mrs. Coyle (Owen Wingrave) for British Youth Opera, and Rose Maurrant (Street Scene), Theodora (Theodora) and Métella (La Vie Parisienne) for RNCM. Other repertory includes Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Brahms’ Requiem, Dvorâk's Te Deum, Handel’s Messiah, Fauré’s Requiem, Jenkins’ The Armed Man, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle, Chilcott’s Requiem, Elgar’s Spirit of England, and Bachiannas Brasileiras No.5 by Villa-Lobos.

Lowe’s competition successes include the Clonter Opera Prize, the Elisabeth Harwood Memorial Prize, the Joyce and Michael Kennedy Award for Singing Strauss, the Bessie Cronshaw Song Cycle Prize, the Alexander Young Song Prize, the Oncken Song Prize, the Elsie Thurston Song Prize and the Joyce Budd Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Young Singers Bursary. She is a recipient of a Silver Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians and of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Sarah Brightman Scholarship, which supported her two-year masters degree at the Royal Northern College of Music. In 2018 she was selected to be a Samling Artist and became a Drake Calleja Scholar the following year.

Over the last decade Alexandra has raised money for various charities by putting on fundraising concerts across the north of England.