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Alexandra Rodrick - mezzo-soprano


Alexandra Rodrick

 

Dehesa Charter School


Alexandra Rodrick
Hailed for her “impressive performance” and “flawless vocalism,” American mezzo-soprano Alexandra Rodrick is distinguishing herself as an up-and-coming artist of great promise.

In a busy 2014-2016 season, Ms. Rodrick debuted the role of Carmen in the Boston University Opera Institute Fall Fringe Festival Production of La tragédie de Carmen, Marius Constant’s gritty adaptation of Bizet’s original score. She also reprised the role of Dorabella in a workshop performance of Così fan tutte, directed by David Kneuss and appeared as Le Prince Charmant in the Opera Institute’s main stage production of Massenet’s Cendrillon

In 2014, Ms. Rodrick also made her role debuts as Mercédès in Carmen with Aspen Opera Theater, as Dorabella in Così fan tutte with Point Loma Opera Theater, study covered the role of Giannetta in L'elisir d'amore with San Diego Opera, and covered the title role in Rossini's La Cenerentola and sang Bianca in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia as an Emerging Artist with the Green Mountain Opera Festival.

Concert work has included Handel's Messiah with the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus and Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Coronado. Ms. Rodrick is also the winner of the 2013 Metropolitan National Council Auditions, San Diego District, as well as a recipient of an encouragement award from the MONC Western Region, the winner of the 2014 La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Young Artist Competition, and the first place winner of the 2014 Susan and Virginia Hawk Memorial Scholarship Competition.

Ms. Rodrick spent the summers of 2012 and 2013 as a Studio Artist at Wolf Trap Opera Company, where she sang Flora in Verdi’s La Traviata with conductor Grant Gershon and the National Symphony Orchestra and performed in scenes as the title character in Handel's Serse, Nancy from Flotow’s Martha, Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Zulma in Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri, as well as covered the role of Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

She received her Bachelor of Music from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego in 2011, where she studied with Dr. Craig Johnson. Ms. Rodrick was an original founder of the Point Loma Opera Theater, a student-run organization committed to the production of fully-staged and orchestrated operatic performances, and served as secretary of the PLOT board for two years.

Ms. Rodrick is currently a member of the Boston University Opera Institute and is a student of Ms. Penelope Bitzas. There, she continues to hone her artistry and performance technique, working with well-renowned members of the opera community and performing lead roles in professional-quality productions. Her goals for the future are centered on cultivating a fulfilling, honest, and generous life on and off of the operatic stage.

Musical Merit Foundation - Awards and Performances


2014 Grand PrizeWinner
$12,000 Grand Prize Winner
with a full scholarship to the
Aspen School of Music
Nine week summer session in
Aspen, Colorado