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Alexandra Stenson - Soprano

Biography

Alexandra Stenson is a 23 year old English Soprano of Irish descent, born in Nottinghamshire.

Alexandra studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the tuition of John Evans and she is now a 2014/15 Opera Works Trainee at the English National Opera.

In 2014 Alexandra received a scholarship for postgraduate study at Guildhall, an award for Promotion of the Arts from Mansfield Council, a bursary for Oxenfoord International Summer School and was a finalist in the Susan Longfield Award. Other awards include; Prize Winner at the Courtney Kenny Award for English Song, Winner of the Opera Prize at the David Clover Singing Competition and Winner of the Junior John Ogden Competition.

Opera roles performed include; Lauretta Gianni Schicchi for Irrational Theatre Productions at The Maltings Theatre, St. Albans, Dorinda Orlando and Servilia La clemenza di Tito for ENO Opera Works, Governess Turn of The Screw for Oxenfoord International Summer School Scenes and Susanna Le Nozze Di Figaro for British Youth Opera in their 2014 workshop.

Alexandra is also an experienced recitalist and chorister, singing regularly at the Song In The City recital series and arranging her own concerts. She is a current member of the Philharmonia Chorus,with whom she has sung at the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, London and the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford. She was also a member and lead soloist of Cantamus Girls Choir singing at various venues around the world and has sung with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Guildhall Chorus at venues such as Maida Vale Studios and the Barbican Hall.

Future engagements with the Philharmonia Chorus include; a tour to Spain performing Mahler 2 in Valencia and Alicante in May and Breakfast At Tiffany’s at the Royal Albert Hall in June.

Future opera engagements include Extra Chorus for Opera North’s Flying Dutchman tour, and the cover role of Fox, The Cunning Little Vixen for British Youth Opera.

Alexandra is grateful to the Guildhall Trust, Serena Fenwick, William Smith and Talent Unlimited for their continued support.

www.alexandrastenson.com

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submission May 2015