A standout performer on the opera stage, American singer Alexandra Rodrick is by turns a fiercely dominating force and a deeply sensitive storyteller.
Lauded by Opera News for her "especially healthy young voice," Ms. Rodrick has distinguished herself as a fearless singing actress with powerful vocal facility.
This season, she returns to her hometown company, San Diego Opera, to perform Gertrude in Roméo et Juliette. She made her house debut at San Diego Opera in the 2021 season, performing Berta and covering Rosina in an innovative drive-in production of Il barbiere di Siviglia.
Rodrick's notable experiences on the opera stage include performing Carmen under the baton of Maestro Seiji Ozawa, along with his International Music Academy Orchestra, in Kyoto and Tokyo in both the 2017 and 2019 seasons, debuting the role of Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with Chautauqua Opera, and later reprising the same role with Baltimore Concert Opera.
Rodrick has performed under the auspices of the Atlanta Opera, Baltimore Concert Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, OperaDelaware, Aspen Opera Theater, Vero Beach Opera, VEROZA Japan, Opéra Louisiane, and Green Mountain Opera Festival.
She has won awards in multiple international singing competitions including the Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, the Palm Springs Opera Guild International Vocal Competition, the Mildred Miller International Voice Competition, the Deborah Voigt Vero Beach Opera Foundation Inaugural International Vocal Competition, the Musical Merit Competition of Greater San Diego, and the Metropolitan National Council Auditions.
Rodrick is an alumna of the Boston University Opera Institute, where she received the prestigious Phyllis Curtain Award and cut her teeth on such roles as Carmen, Dorabella, Hermia, and Le Prince Charmant, and Anna in Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins.
Rodrick lives in San Diego with her partner and is directly engaged in expanding and exploring the array of classical music available in the area. She is a co-founder of LA CENA È PRONTA, a project that explores the many ways in which food and music intersect, and has been producing concert and opera in Southern California for nearly a decade.
LA CENA È PRONTA
Nov. 13 & 19, 2021
San Diego Opera
Sept. 8, 2021
(Berta, Rosina cover)
VEROZA Japan | Seiji Ozawa International Opera
Vero Beach Opera
Bernstein | Candide | Baroness
Bizet | Carmen | Carmen, Mercédès
Bizet/Brooks | La tragedie de Carmen | Carmen
Britten | A Midsummer Night's Dream | Hermia
Britten | The Rape of Lucretia | Bianca
Ching | Buoso's Ghost | La Ciesca
Donizetti | L'Elisir d'Amore | Giannetta*
Gluck | Orphée et Eurydice | Orphée
Gounod | Roméo et Juliette | Gertrude
Massenet | Werther | Charlotte*
Massenet | Cendrillon | Le Prince Charmant
Mozart | Così fan tutte | Dorabella
Mozart | Die Zauberflöte | Papagena, Dritte Dame
Mozart | Don Giovanni | Donna Elvira, Zerlina
Mozart | Le nozze di Figaro | Cherubino
Puccini | Gianni Schicchi | La Ciesca
Purcell | Dido and Aeneas | Dido, Sorceress
Rossini | Il barbiere di Siviglia | Rosina, Berta
Rossini | La Cenerentola | Angelina, Tisbe
Rossini | Tancredi | Roggiero
Weill | Seven Deadly Sins | Anna I
Wheeler | Naga | Wife
Verdi | La Traviata | Flora
Bach | St. Johannes-Passion
Handel | Messiah
Haydn | Missa in Angustiis
Mendelssohn | Elijah
Mozart | Requiem
Pergolesi | Stabat Mater
Verdi | Requiem
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Alexandra Rodrick performs “Voi lo sapete” from Cavalleria rusticana by Mascagni with Dr. Nicolas Reveles on the piano.
Alexandra Rodrick and pianist Ines Irawati rehearse the Jota from Manuel de Falla's beloved Siete Canciones Populares Españolas.