May 26 at 10Am
Pendulum Space, Chicago
American soprano Alexandra LoBianco has been praised by Opera News for possessing a “wonderful voice that should be heard in major houses.” In May of 2016, Ms. LoBianco made her European stage debut as Leonore in Fidelio with Wiener Staatsoper. Of her performance, Austria’s Kurier wrote, “For the first time, Alexandra LoBianco was heard by the Viennese public. She is a passionate Leonore with a secure technique.”
Summer 2017 marks a return to a favorite role as Turandot in Des Moines Metro Opera and a debut with Opera Steamboat where she will sing Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana. The fall brings Ms. LoBianco home to Chicago for her debut in Die Walküre with The Lyric Opera Chicago. The 17/18 season continues with her Strauss Debut as Ariadne auf Naxos with Austin Lyric Opera and her retrun to Seattle Opera for Verdi’s masterpiece Aida.
In the summer of 2016 Ms. LoBianco joined the roster of Santa Fe Opera for its production of La fanciulla del West. Her engagements in the 2016-17 include a return to Wiener Staatoper as Helmwige in Die Walküre on tour in Japan, and her debut with Dallas Opera as Miss Jessel in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw.. and brings her back to the works of Verdi with her home state Debut at Florida Grand Opera in Un Ballo in Maschera.
In 2015-16 Ms. LoBianco sang the title role in Aida with Opera Colorado, the title role in Tosca with Minnesota Opera, and joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for its production of Il trovatore. In the summer of 2015 Ms. LoBianco sang Minnie in La fanciulla del West with Des Moines Metro Opera, and the title role in Tosca with PORTopera in Maine.
Her engagements in the 2014-15 season include Donna Anna in Don Giovanni for her Seattle Opera debut, Leonore in Fidelio in a return to Madison Opera, Minnie in La fanciulla del West for debuts with Des Moines Metro Opera, the title role in Tosca with Opera Grand Rapids, a recital at Columbia College (SC), and joining the roster of Lyric Opera of Chicago for its production of Tosca.
Previous highlights include her Opera Santa Barbara debut as Magda Sorel in Menotti’s The Consul, a Verdi concert in Zürich, Amelia in Un ballo in maschera with Madison Opera, soloist in Rachmaninoff’s The Bells with Madison Symphony, and soloist for Madison Opera’s summer concert series Opera in the Park. With Union Avenue Opera she has performed the title role in Turandot, Brünnhilde in Die Walküre, Siegfried, and Götterdämmerung, as well as Leonora in Il travatore.
An advocate of music education, Ms. LoBianco is a respected vocal instructor who has mentored numerous students, and is the recipient of many prestigious vocal competition awards.