Csárdás - Strauss's Die Fledermaus
Hailed as a “coloratura tour de force” (Opera News) and possessing a “powerful, searing soprano” (Opera Now), Alexandra Batsios is garnering attention as an important operatic talent. In 2021, she debuted with The Princeton Festival and performed excerpts from Thaïs and Esclarmonde with Maryland Opera. The soprano has sung the role of Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with several companies, including Livermore Valley Opera, St. Petersburg Opera, and Opera North (NH). She debuted the role of Königen der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte at Sarasota Opera, where critics praised her “vocal fire” (Herald-Tribune) and “sniper-like accuracy” (Your Observer).
In previous seasons, Ms. Batsios was heard as Leonora in Il trovatore with St. Petersburg Opera where critics called her a "production pillar" with "great articulation" (Tampa Bay Times). She has twice sung the Queen of Shemakha in The Golden Cockerel, with New Opera NYC and Sarasota Opera. Alexandra Batsios was a studio artist with the Sarasota and Palm Beach Operas, bringing her considerable vocal gifts to roles as diverse as Adele in Die Fledermaus, Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Hélène in Verdi’s Jérusalem, Annina in La Traviata, Clorinda in La Cenerentola, Flora in The Turn of the Screw and premiering the role of Yadwiga in Ben Moore's Enemies, A Love Story.
Concert credits include Mahler's 2nd Symphony with the Florida Orchestra and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Westminster Choir College and Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra. At the Newport Music Festival she appeared as a soprano soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. Additional concert repertoire includes Mozart’s Requiem and Grand Mass in C minor, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Bach’s Magnificat. She has sung under the batons of Alan Gilbert, John Adams, Helmuth Rilling, Sir Roger Norrington and Michael Tilson Thomas. Alexandra Batsios can be heard as a soprano soloist on Westminster Choir’s CD Noël, a collaboration of French Christmas music featuring mezzo-soprano Jennifer Larmore.
Awards include the Sullivan Foundation and Gerda Lissner Foundation Competitions, third place in the Midwest regional of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a Graduate Performance award from Sigma Alpha Iota, and encouragement awards from the Giulio Gari Foundation, Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, and Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition. She holds performance degrees from Millikin University and Westminster Choir College.