Spanish-born British soprano Alexandra Lowe joins The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in September 2020.
Lowe studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Sandra Dugdale, at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and at the National Opera Studio with Yvonne Kenny. Her operatic appearances include Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) for Clonter Opera, Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) for Nevill Holt Opera, the GSMD and the RNCM, Barena (Jenufa) for Grange Park Opera, Bride/Wife/Mother (The Vanishing Bridegroom) and Mrs Coyle (Owen Wingrave) for British Youth Opera, and various roles for the RNCM and the GSMD, including Theodora (Theodora), Rose Maurrant (Street Scene), Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Anna Gomez (The Consul). She has sung widely in oratorio, performed Strauss’s Vier letzte Lieder with the Junior Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 in Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music and the British premiere of Mozart, Salieri and Cornetti’s Per la ricuperata salute di Ofelia.
Lowe’s many awards include the Clonter Opera Prize, the Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Prize, the Joyce and Michael Kennedy Award for singing Strauss, the Bessie Cronshaw Song Cycle Prize, the Alexander Young Song Prize and a Silver Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians. In 2018 she was selected to be a Samling Artist and in 2019 she became a Drake Calleja Scholar. She receives ongoing support from the Lionel Anthony Charitable Trust and Christopher Ball. For the last decade, she has given annual fundraising concerts in the north of England for various charities.