Alexandra Ioan, 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship Quarter-Finalist
Originally from Romania, Alexandra completed studies at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and the University of Melbourne. She is currently completing a PhD in Music Performance at the University of Melbourne, focusing on the interpretation of Romanian folk inspired art songs.
Alexandra is currently singing in the chorus for Opera Australia’s productions of Carmen, Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci and King Roger as well preparing the role of Cockerel for Victorian Opera’s Cunning Little Vixen. In 2016 Alexandra performed the roles of Rosemary Sprig in The Pied Piper and Dressmaker in Cendrillon for Victorian Opera’s regional tour. She also performed the soprano solo in Mahler Symphony No. 4 with the Melbourne University Symphony at the Melbourne Recital Centre and the song cycle The Domestic Sublime by Katy Abbott at the Nagambie Lakes Opera Festival. Alexandra was a 2009/2010 Emerging Artist with New Zealand Opera and performed the role of Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro. Other roles include Pamina (The Magic Flute), Adina (The Elixir of Love), Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring) and Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica).
In 2016 Alexandra won the Liederfest competition, was chosen as a semi-finalist in the Mietta Art Song competition, the Herald Sun aria and received the Sleath Lowry Scholarship from the Acclaim Awards.