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Alexandria Shiner


A native of Michigan, soprano Alexandria Shiner begins her first season as a Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist with Washington National Opera in the fall of 2017. Her performances in WNO’s 2017–2018 season include the title role in the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Performance of Alcina and Berta in the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Performance of The Barber of Seville. She has performed the roles of Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Magda Sorel in The Consul, Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, Madame Kirsten in The Beautiful Bridegroom, and the title role in Amelia Goes to the Ball. 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. She was honorably mentioned as one of Knoxville’s Most Memorable Operatic Performances of 2015 for her portrayal of Magda Sorel and Queen of the Night with the University of Tennessee Opera Theatre. She 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.

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Alexandria Shiner