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Aleks Romano


Mezzo-Soprano Aleksandra Romano has been consistently praised for her integrity of character and lush vocal presence. After making her return during the summer to the Glimmerglass Festival as Aurelio in The Siege of Calais, Ms. Romano’s 2017-2018 season began with her critically acclaimed debut at Madison Opera in the title role of Carmen. In February she made her debut with Austin Opera singing the Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos.

Ms. Romano has extensive experience with Washington National Opera and performing at the Kennedy Center. During the 2014-2015 season, she joined the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, singing the Fox in The Little Prince, Sister Mathilde in Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Angelina (cover) in La Cenerentola. In the 2015-2016 season, Ms. Romano returned to Washington National Opera as Mercedes in Carmen, and Hansel in Hansel und Gretel. Last season Ms. Romano performed the role of Cherubino in Washington National Opera production of Le nozze di Figaro, and made company debuts with both Baltimore Concert Opera and Opera Delaware in the role of Arsace in Semiramide.

Last season also included debuts with Portland Opera and Piedmont Opera as Isabella in L’italiana in Algeri.  She joined the roster of the Lyric Opera of Chicago to cover the role of Dulcinée in Don Quichotte. She appeared with the Kansas City Symphony for performances of the Mozart Requiem, and the Jacksonville Symphony for Handel’s Messiah.

Previous seasons’ highlights include Angelina in La Cenerentola (2014), Laura in Iolanta (2014), and Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi (2013), all with Yale Opera; and Rosina in Il barbiere di Sivgilia at the Central City Opera family performance (2013).

Ms. Romano was awarded First Prize in the 2016 Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition. She was a 2015 Sullivan Foundation Career Development Award winner and second place winner in the Southeast Region of the 2015-2016 Metropolitan National Council Auditions. A Mid-Atlantic Regional Finalist and Encouragement Award Winner in the 2014 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Ms. Romano was also awarded the prestigious Phyllis Curtin Career Entry Prize from Yale School of Music.

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