Alexandra Deshorties

Alexandra Deshorties Biography

Alexandra Deshorties (born 1975) is a French-Canadian soprano who sings principally opera. She was born in Canada and raised in Marseille, France, where she attended the Conservatory and "where she earned a gold medal/first prize for her performance in vocal juries." She continued her education at the Manhattan School of Music.

A winner of the Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions (and a participant in the National Council Winners Concert on 2 March 1997) at 21, she entered the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist program the following season and made her debut with the company as the High Priestess in Aida on 30 October 1999. She has since appeared in a large number of roles both with the Met (where she sang Elettra (Idomeneo), Konstanze (Die Entfhrung aus dem Serail), The Countess (The Marriage of Figaro), and Fiordiligi (Cos fan tutte) and with other companies throughout the world.

Principal roles and opera companies

For the Dallas Opera, she has sung the roles of Desdemona in Otello in October 2009 as well as that of Juliana Bordereau in Argento's The Aspern Papers in April 2013. As Fiordiligi and as Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare, she appeared at the Seattle Opera.

Other roles include the First Lady (Die Zauberflte); Anna (Nabucco); Musetta (La bohme); Echo (Ariadne auf Naxos); Tytania (A Midsummer Night's Dream); Elizabeth I of England (Roberto Devereux) for Welsh National Opera in October/November 2013

Deshorties has appeared at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence; the Thtre des Champs-lyses in Paris, France; the Salzburg Festival; the San Francisco Opera; the Houston Grand Opera; the Brooklyn Academy of Music; the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; the A Corua Festival, Spain; the Gstaad Festival.

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