Alexandra Flood, one of Australia’s most promising opera singers, returns for a homecoming nationwide tour in September and October.
From Venice to Vienna, from Krakow to Saint Petersburg, the lyric coloratura soprano has established herself as one of the most sought-after young artists in Europe. After her recent debut in the production of Britten’s The Abduction of Lucretia at the Paris Opera, Alexandra will make her major debut at the Teatro Real in Madrid in Mozart’s Les Noces de Figaro.
Playing in Paris was an absolute dream come true, and seeing my name and my work mentioned in Le Monde – an article we read during grade 10 French classes – was surreal. It was also a real treat to play in English, because it gave me a little more self-confidence, which certainly helped me in my very important debut!
Raised in Phillip Island, the 31-year-old launched her global career in 2014 with a commitment to return home each year to perform in Australia and share her experiences with other emerging artists. The former Melba Opera Trust Fellow regularly mentors young opera singers to prepare them for the complexities of an international opera career.
After almost two years of absence, Alexandra happily returns to Australia with performances in Brisbane and Melbourne and at Opera Queensland, QPAC, Melbourne Recital Center and Lucas Parklands.
Reflecting on her return to Australia, Alexandra points out:
Last year’s cancellations, including a nationwide recital tour with Selby & Friends, were devastating, and so I feel so happy to be able to return to Australia this year and appear with companies and other musicians that I know and love. It really feels like coming home. There is so much exciting and interesting repertoire to play. Everything is incredibly beautiful, with some particularly interesting and curious pieces to share.
Alexandra will also join rising bass-baritone star Jeremy Kleeman and pianist Amir Farid in recital with Duets in Song for Melbourne Digital Concert Hall on Tuesday, September 14. The 60-minute concert celebrates the romantic era with music by Brahms, Schubert and Mendelssohn. For details and reservations, visit Melbourne Digital Concert Hall.
In the press:
Alexandra Flood deploys an impeccable vocal line. – The world
Alexandra Flood delights, her soprano is sweet but strong, with top notes rising above
the great orchestra – Sydney Morning Herald
Seductive, supple and agile tone – Classic in Provence
Masterful – Die Presse, Austria
An excellent duo – in concert with Alex Raineri – Limelight Magazine
Australian soprano Alexandra Flood stands out and impresses with a committed performance and assured vocals – Bachtrack
Reunion tour dates:
Location: Queensland Opera
Location: Melbourne Digital Concert Hall
Location: Opera Queensland Studio
Date: 17-18 Sep 21
Location: Lucas Parklands Concert Hall
Date: Sep 25-26-21
Location: Primrose Potter Salon, Melbourne Recital Center
Location: Concert Hall, QPAC, Brisbane
Date: October 24-21
For more information click HERE