Alexandra LoBianco

American soprano Alexandra LoBianco has been hailed as possessing “a true Verdian voice of velvet-covered steel,” capable of “effortlessly tossing off trills and roulades” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). She has been awarded First Prize in the 2013 Altamura International Vocal Competition and was named a first prize winner of the William Sullivan Foundation 2013 Awards. Since earning first prize at the 2011 Liederkranz Vocal Competition, and taking first prize and being named “Audience Favorite” at the 2011 Irene Dalis Competition, she has continued to win praise whenever she performs. San Francisco Classical Voice noted her “lyrical-to-heroic range,” calling to mind “the ease and magnetism of a young Monserrat Caballe.” In summer of 2015 she sang the title role in Tosca with PORTopera in Maine. In 2015–2016 she sings the title role in Aida with Opera Colorado, makes her Minnesota Opera debut as Tosca and joins the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for its production of Il trovatore.

Alexandra LoBianco’s engagements in the 2014–2015 season included Donna Anna in Don Giovanni in her Seattle Opera debut, Leonore in Fidelio in a return to Madison Opera, her debut with Des Moines Metro Opera as Minnie in La fanciulla del West, her debut with Opera Grand Rapids as the title role in Tosca, a recital at Columbia College (SC), and joining the roster of Lyric Opera of Chicago for its production of Tosca. Her 2013–2014 engagements included her Opera Santa Barbara debut as Magda Sorel in Menotti’s The Consul. In 2012–2013 she made her European debut in a Verdi concert in Zürich, sang Amelia in Un ballo in maschera with Madison Opera and was soprano soloist in Rachmaninoff’s The Bells with Madison Symphony, also with Madison Opera’s summer “Opera in the Park” concert series.

Past highlights include her debut as Turandot, and performing as Leonora in Il trovatore, Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly, Sieglinde in Die Walkure, Kitty Hart in Dead Man Walking, the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, the Mother/Witch in Hänsel und Gretel, Clotilde in Norma, the Lady-in-Waiting in Macbeth, Praskowia in Die lustige Witwe and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, with such companies as Nashville Opera, Tulsa Opera, Opera Carolina, St. Petersburg Opera, Baltimore Concert Opera, West Bay Opera, Union Avenue Opera, Chelsea Opera, New Century Opera, Opera Company of Brooklyn, and New Jersey State Opera.

As a devoted arts educator, she has been a teaching artist, adjudicator, and voice teacher and has mentored thousands of students.

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