Alexandra Loutsion

Alexandra Loutsion


Vocalists — Soprano

"The chief glory of this year’s show was the role debut of Alexandra Loutsion as the titular Chinese princess, a splendid fit in voice and temperament for this interesting young artist. An area native and alumna of the company’s young artist program, Loutsion has a luscious timbre, sizable though never overpowering. Her solid technique allowed her to sail through the most demanding lines of “In questa reggia” with no signs of strain or effort, and to inflect her words tellingly. She seemed quite comfortable on stage, even in an unusual twist, where the director had her initiate a passionate kiss in the final scene. In that same scene, her delivery of “Del primo pianto” gave new life and meaning to this most ungrateful, often omitted solo, composed not by Puccini himself but by the composer’s dutiful student, Franco Alfano." —Robert Croan, Opera News, March 25, 2017 - Title role in 'Turandot' with Pittsburgh Opera

“Loutsion, a Canonsburg native and former Pittsburgh Opera resident artist, had a commanding presence, her voice soaring above the chorus in the second act. But she did not use that size for its own sake, bringing the same energy to softer phrases as she did to Turandot’s scorching riddles. By exposing Turandot’s sympathetic and assertive qualities, she deepened her portrayal of the character: It is Turandot who kisses Calaf in the final act, taking matters of the heart into her own hands…this was a triumphant role debut for Ms. Loutsion.” —Elizabeth Bloom, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 27, 2017 - Title role in 'Turandot' with Pittsburgh Opera

"Alexandra Loutsion was every inch the evil Foreign Princess and she sang with easily produced warm and resonant dramatic notes that made me wonder if she is a future Wagnerite." —Maria Nockin, Opera Today, November 2016 - Foreign Princess in 'Rusalka' at Arizona Opera

"Alexandra Loutsion is making an auspicious role debut in the title role. She has a warm, round, plush sound, that has ample presence in all registers. Ms. Loutsion also has a secure, ringing high register that can ride the orchestra with impressive ease, but she can also scale back to regale us with meltingly beautiful sotto voce singing." —James Sohre, Opera Today, July 20, 2016 - Title role in 'Tosca' at Central City Opera

"Loutsion...has a lot to offer, starting with a rounded, rich voice and continuing with a sense of the character that blossomed in Act 2...Loutsion is a singer to watch." —Anne Midgette, Washington Post, August 9, 2015 - Title role in 'Madama Butterfly' at Wolf Trap Opera

“Soprano Alexandra Loutsion is a former Santa Fe Opera apprentice who stood in readiness as the standby for the title roles in that company’s recent productions of Tosca and Fidelio, although the occasion did not arise for her to fill in for either. Her voice, which possessed spinto heft, boasted buttery richness in its high range and projected warmly in its low register even through Verdi’s plush orchestration. The Verdi opera whose music most resembles the Requiem is Aida, and one could easily imagine Loutsion sinking her claws into the demanding lead of that work.” —James M. Keller, Santa Fe New Mexican, May 22, 2015 - Verdi Requiem with the Santa Fe Symphony

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Hailed as "powerful and projecting" (Pittsburgh Post Gazette) as well as a “promising young soprano,” (Los Angeles Times) Alexandra Loutsion continues to be recognized for her passionate performances and vocal versatility as a rising star on the operatic and concert stage.

In the 2016-2017 season, Alexandra Loutsion makes an important role debut in the title role of Turandot at Pittsburgh Opera. She will debut at the Palm Beach Opera as Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly and her role debut as the Foreign Princess in Rusalka at the Arizona Opera. She also . . .

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