Originally from New Brighton, Minnesota, soprano Alexandra Razskazoff joins Minnesota Opera for the 2016–2017 season, singing Wellgunde in Das Rheingold, Britomarte in Diana’s Garden, Miss Alden in William Bolcom and Mark Campbell’s world premiere of Dinner at Eight, and Musetta in La bohème, while covering Juliette in Romèo et Juliette. This past summer, she was an apprentice artist at Santa Fe Opera for a second season. In summer 2017, Alexandra will participate in the Merola Opera Program, where she will perform on the Schwabacher Summer Concert, as well as cover the title role in Gustav Holst’s Sāvitri.
Alexandra portrayed the First Lady in Die Zauberflöte and the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro at Juilliard, where she has pursued a master of music in vocal performance under the tutelage of Dr. Robert C. White Jr. She received her bachelor of music at the Peabody Conservatory, where she studied under Dr. Stanley Cornett. While at Peabody, Alexandra sang Blanche de la Force in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Abigail Williams in Robert Ward’s The Crucible, and L’Écureuil in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges.
In 2014, Ms. Razskazoff was awarded second place for the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, as well as first place in Peabody’s Sylvia Green Scholarship Competition. In 2016, She received third place in the Houston Grand Opera’s Eleanor McCollum Competition. Alexandra is a proud recipient of the Juilliard Novick Career Advancement Grant.