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
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
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.