Alexandra LoBianco Soprano
About Alexandra LoBiancoAmerican Soprano Alexandra LoBianco is a consummate singing actress whom Opera Newspraised for possessing a “wonderful voice that should be heard in major houses.” She recently made her European stage debut in 2016 as Leonore in Fidelio with Wiener Staatsoper, and met with success as Turandot with Des Moines Metro Opera in the summer of 2017. Of her performance, Opera Today wrote, “Alexandra LoBianco is well remembered here for her feisty Minnie in a recent season. If Fanciulla is a Big Sing for the soprano, Princess Turandot is a Big Sing on Steroids… Ms. Lobianco is short of physical stature, but makes up for it with potent spinto vocalizing that has its own towering presence. As she kept pouring out laser-focused riddles, rising in pitch as well as intensity, we sat wondering: ‘Where is all that glorious voice coming from?’”
Ms. LoBianco returns to Europe in the summer of 2018 to make her Bayerische Staatsoper debut as Gerhilde in Die Walküre under the baton of Kirill Petrenko. In the 2017-18 season, Ms. LoBianco makes her Lyric Opera of Chicago debut as Helmwige in Die Walküre, returns to Seattle Opera as Aida, and makes her title role debut in Ariadne auf Naxos with Austin Opera. Her engagements in the 2016-17 season included a tour of Japan with Wiener Staatsoper as Helmwige, and she debuted with Florida Grand Opera as Amelia in Un ballo in maschera, as well as with Dallas Opera as Miss Jessel in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw.
In addition to performances of Fidelio with Wiener Staatsoper in the 2015-16 season, Ms. LoBianco sang Aida with Opera Colorado, Tosca with Minnesota Opera, and joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for its production of Il trovatore, as well as the roster of Santa Fe Opera for La fanciulla del West in the summer of 2016. Alexandra LoBianco has also sung Leonore and Amelia in Un ballo in maschera with Madison Opera, Minnie in La fanciulla del West with Des Moines Metro Opera, Tosca with PORTopera Maine and Grand Rapids, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Seattle Opera, and Magda Sorel in Menotti’s The Consul with Opera Santa Barbara. With Union Avenue Opera she has performed Brünnhilde in Die Walküre, Siegfried, and Götterdämmerung.
Ms. LoBianco has sung in recital in Zürich, Columbia College (SC), and performed as soloist in Rachmaninoff’s The Bells with Madison Symphony, as well as for Madison Opera’s summer concert series Opera in the Park. An advocate of music education, Ms. LoBianco is a respected vocal instructor who has mentored numerous students.