The Kennedy Center

Alexandria Shiner


A native of Waterford, Michigan, soprano Alexandria Shiner returns to WNO’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program in the 2018–2019 season, presenting Annina in La traviata and Kayla in Taking Up Serpents. She will sing as a soloist in “A Concert of Comic Masterpieces.” Her performances in WNO’s 2017–2018 season included the title role in the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Performance of Alcina, Celestial Voice in Don Carlo, and Berta in The Barber of Seville. She has performed the roles of Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Magda Sorel in The Consul, and Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte. Additionally, she has performed with Knoxville Opera, Marble City Opera, and Opera Naples. In 2014, by invitation of Manhattan Concert Productions, she performed on the Fourth Annual Collegiate Honors Recital in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Recently, she received an Encouragement Award in the 2017 Middle East Tennessee District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and she placed second in the Young Artist category of the 2016 Orpheus National Music Competition for Vocalists. In July 2016, she competed as the Mid-South Regional Winner in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Artist Awards in Chicago. Shiner received her Master of Music from University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her Bachelor of Music from Western Michigan University, and she also attended the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria in 2013.