American soprano Diane Alexander is enjoying a flourishing career with opera companies and symphony orchestras across the country. Ms. Alexander's impeccable reputation for musical and dramatic excellence in opera and operetta, has led to debuts with The Washington Opera (D.C.), Houston Grand Opera, New Orleans Opera, San Diego Opera, Central City Opera, Chautauqua Opera,
Opera Pacific, Michigan Opera Theater, Opera Omaha, Indianapolis Opera, Utah Opera, Florentine Opera, Opera Grand Rapids, Minnesota Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, New Jersey Opera Festival, Arizona Opera, Nashville Opera, New York City Opera National Company, Opera Providence and the Chattanooga Opera.

Recent engagements included a return to the renowned Newport Music Festival as Artist in Residence for a series of concerts featuring the works of Poulenc and Prokofiev as well as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus with Augusta Opera, Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow with Hawaii Opera Theater, and Leila in The Pearl Fishers with Michigan Opera Theatre. Marking her seventh season, Ms. Alexander returned to Central City Opera as Kathie in The Student Prince. Engagements for the 2004-2005 season include Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus with Nashville Opera, Abigail Williams in The Crucible with Indianapolis Opera, as well as her signature role, Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow with Virginia Opera, Nevada Opera, and New Orleans Opera.

Ms. Alexander has received high praise for her portrayals of American operatic heroines. Susannah Polk (in Carlisle Floyd's Susannah) was dubbed, “the performance of a lifetime” by the Denver Post and one critic marveled, “one feels that Floyd wrote the title role of his opera specifically for her”. Other American roles include Curley's Wife in Of Mice and Men, Anne Trulove in The Rake's Progress, Abigail in The Crucible and the title role in the Ballad of Baby Doe. Her beauty and acting strengths make her an ideal operetta heroine: Alexander has been acclaimed for her Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow and Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus. Ms. Alexander has distinguished herself in the standard operatic repertoire as Musetta, La Boheme, Donna Anna, Don Giovanni, Leila, Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Micaela in Carmen, Violetta, La Traviata and in the title role of Massenet's Manon of which the New Orleans Times wrote, “Alexander captivated the audience with a remarkable vocal agility in a role that seems tailor-made to her voice”.

Ms. Alexander's versatility as a singing actress caught the eye of Hal Prince, who cast her as Carlotta in the San Francisco production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's, The Phantom of the Opera. After graduating cum laude from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor of Music in Performance, Ms. Alexander was chosen as a Young Artist for the Tanglewood Music Fesitval (performing extensively in recital) and the San Francisco Opera's Merola Program. Ms. Alexander spent two summers at Merola and was subsequently engaged by the Western Opera Theater Touring Company. While at San Francisco Opera she was the recipient of the San Francisco Opera's Richard Strauss and II Cenacolo Awards. Other honors include a Sullivan Foundation Career Grant, a Liederkranz Foundation Award, two-time Finalist in the McAllister Competition, New England Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, the Willard Achievement Award from Rhode Island College and an award as “Outstanding Alunma” of that school.

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