About this Artist
Alexandria Shiner, soprano, continues to garner critical acclaim for her “blazing soprano” (Wall Street Journal) and is a 2020 Grand Finals Winner in The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Ms. Shiner’s 22/23 season is highlighted by returns to The Metropolitan Opera for their new production of Die Zauberflöte (Erste Dame), Washington National Opera for a new production of Elektra (4th Maid) directed by Francesca Zambello and Il trovatore (Leonora cover), and her debut with Arizona Opera for The Sound of Music (Mother Abbess). She will also join the roster of the Lyric Opera of Chicago for Ernani. Upcoming engagements include returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago and Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Last season, she returned to Washington National Opera for Come Home: A Celebration of Return followed by her debut with The Metropolitan Opera in Elektra (4th Maid). On the concert stage, she debuted with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Die Walküre (Gerhilde) and Victoria Symphony (Canada) for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.
In the summer of 2021, she returned to The Glimmerglass Festival for Il trovatore (Leonora), a Wagner concert entitled Gods and Mortals, and a musical theater concert entitled To The World. Recent orchestral engagements include Verdi’s Messa di Requiem with Quad City Symphony Orchestra and Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the National Symphony Orchestra.
Alexandria is a recent graduate of the Cafritz Young Artists Program at Washington National Opera where she was seen in The Magic Flute (First Lady), The Consul (Magda), Don Carlo (Celestial Voice), the world premiere of Sankaram’s Taking Up Serpents (Kayla), and the title role in Handel’s Alcina. Additional performances include the North American premiere of Liszt's lost opera Sardanapalo (Mirra), the title role in Ariadne auf Naxos with Wolf Trap Opera, and Il barbiere di Siviglia (Berta) with WNO and The Glimmerglass Festival. Concert appearances included Schmitt’s Psaume XLVII with the Choral Arts Society of Washington.
Ms. Shiner is Sara Tucker Study Grant recipient, Encouragement Award recipient in the Middle East Tennessee District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and she placed second in the Young Artist category of the Orpheus National Music Competition for Vocalists. She also competed as the Mid-South Regional Winner in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Artist Awards in Chicago.
A native of Waterford, Michigan, Alexandria received her Master of Music from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and her Bachelor of Music from Western Michigan University.