Manager: Damon Bristo
Management Territory: Worldwide
"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
"Alexandra Loutsion’s powerful soprano fills the auditorium with Donna Anna’s revengeful anger at Don Giovanni’s attempted seduction and his murder of her father." Roy C. Dicks, The News & Observer, April 20, 2015 - Donna Anna in 'Don Giovanni' at North Carolina Opera
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 2015-2016 season, Alexandra Loutsion will make her Arizona Opera debut as Florencia Grimaldi in Florencia en el Amazonas and will return to Central City Opera for the title role in Tosca. She was recently heard with the Santa Fe Symphony in Verdi’s Messa da requiem and made Wolf Trap Opera . . . debut as Cio-Cio-San in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly to great acclaim. She also debuted with North Carolina Opera as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni. She returned to Pittsburgh Opera as Almera in Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters and made her debut at Dayton Opera as Gertrud in Hansel and Gretel. She also covered the Lady-in-Waiting in Verdi’s Macbeth with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Riccardo Muti.
Ms. Loutsion spent two summers as an apprentice at the Santa Fe Opera, most recently to cover the role of Leonore in Fidelio conducted by Harry Bicket. She also 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. She also covered the title role in Madama Butterfly for Opera Santa Barbara, sang Anna Kennedy in Maria Stuarda with Washington Concert Opera, and was heard as soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra as a guest artist.
Ms. Loutsion 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 Greig'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 August 2015)