Manager: Damon Bristo
“On Sunday, the Washington Concert Opera offered something of a soprano showdown in the form of Donizetti’s “Maria Stuarda.” In fact, it was a veritable Three Ages of Sopranohood…And hovering just outside the ropes was Alexandra Loutsion as the lady-in-waiting Anna, singing a little bitty role with a big, healthy-sounding voice.” Anne Midgette, Washington Post, April 8, 2013 - Anna in 'Maria Stuarda' at Washington Concert Opera
"Alexandra Loutsion (Armida) thrived on the demands her role makes in dramatic demeanor and vocal nuance." Pittsburgh Tribune - Armida in 'Rinaldo' at Pittsburgh Opera
"The depth of talent in the cast was astonishing. Alexandra Loutsion is a dramatic coloratura to watch: Her portrayal of Isabella demonstrated this soprano's voice has the stamina, beauty and size for a main stage career." Culture Spot LA - Isabella in 'Das Liebesverbot' at USC
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. Recently, Ms. Loutsion spent the summer as an Apprentice Artist with the Santa Fe Opera where she covered the title role in Puccini's 'Tosca', the leading role of Anna in Rossini’s 'Maometto II', and was heard as Maddalena di Coigny in scenes from Giordano's 'Andrea Chénier' at the annual Apprentice Showcase Scenes. . . . This season, she covers the title role in 'Madama Butterfly' for Opera Santa Barbara and will be heard as soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra as a guest artist.
Ms. Loutsion recently concluded her tenure as a Resident Artist with Pittsburgh Opera where she was seen as Armida in Handel’s 'Rinaldo', Gertrude and the Witch in Humperdinck's 'Hänsel und Gretel', and Annina in Verdi's 'La Traviata'. As an Apprentice Artist with Central City Opera, Ms. Loutsion was heard as the title role in Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly' and as Melissa in Handel's 'Amadigi di Gaula', as well as Minerva in Offenbach's 'Orpheus in the Underworld', La Dame Elegante in Poulenc's 'Les Mamelles de Tirésias', and as Frasquita in Bizet's 'Carmen'. Ms. Loutsion also made her debut with Opera on the James as the title role in Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly' and with the Boston Court Performing Arts Center as Euridice in Ricky Ian Gordon’s 'Orpheus and Euridice'. Concert engagements included the soprano solo in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Erie Philharmonic, “Mostly Mozart” Concert with the McKeesport Symphony, and “Puccini Brought to Life” Concert with Opera Theater of Connecticut at the Sanibel Music Festival.
Previous operatic performances have included Second Woman in The Dido Project ('Dido and Aeneas') with Sybarite 5, Sie in Hartmann's Wachsfiguren Kabinett with the Aspen Music Festival, Donna Anna in Mozart's 'Don Giovanni' with USC Thornton Opera, and Hannah Galawari in Lehár's 'The Merry Widow' with Ithaca College Opera. Ms. Loutsion also performed as Fay Doyle in the west coast premiers of Lowell Liebermann's 'Miss Lonelyhearts' with USC Thornton Opera and as Isabella in Wagner's 'Das Liebesverbot' as part of the Ring Festival LA.
On the concert stage, Ms. Loutsion has sung Grieg's 'Peer Gynt' with the Aspen Music Festival, Mahler's Symphony No. 4 with the Aspen Conductor's Project, scenes from Puccini's 'La Bohème' with the AOTC, selections from Catalani's 'La Wally' with the Pittsburgh Opera. An advocate for living composers and contemporary works, Ms. Loutsion has also given performances of Witch 3 in Krausas' 'The Mortal Thoughts of Lady Macbeth' with Vera Ikon Productions, Alma Winemiller in Hoiby's 'Summer and Smoke' with USC Thornton Opera, the premier of Shankler's 'Sharp' for soprano and chamber orchestra. She can be heard as the soprano soloist on the soundtrack of 'Lucir Y Sombra'.
Ms. Loutsion was a winner of the Metropolitan National Council District Auditions and Long Beach Mozart Competition, as well as a finalist in the Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Foundation Competition and a semi-finalist in the Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition. She is the recipient of the Santa Fe Opera Anna Case MacKay Award, Shoshana Foundation Richard F. Gold Career Grant, the Central City Opera John Moriarty Award, and the Aspen Music Festival New Horizon Fellowship. She holds a Master of Music in Vocal Arts from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Ithaca College.
(Updated April 2013)