ABOUT ALEXANDRA 

Alexandra Martinez-Turano is a vibrant soprano known for her crystalline tones. She "smoldered sexily in her dancing and singing" while making her mainstage debut with Chicago Opera Theater (Chicago Tribune). Recent performances include concerts with Portland Opera and an apprenticeship with Sarasota Opera. She is passionate about connecting art forms and recently co-produced an "Opera and Art" exhibition in East Hampton with internationally acclaimed artist Beth O'Donnell. Alexandra is thrilled to be making her debut as the Soprano Soloist for Bach's Coffee Cantata with the Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra in the Fall of 2022. 

 

In 2020, Alexandra was profiled in Classical Singer Magazine for their Overcoming Adversity column. She believes her hardships as a young person should not limit how much she can achieve in the opera industry. Alexandra is a 2018 graduate of the Chicago Opera Theater’s two-year Young Artist program. While at COT, Alexandra covered the role of Rita, from Donizetti's Rita, as well as performed in several co-productions in Chicago and Los Angeles. With Chicago Opera Theater and Long Beach Opera, Alexandra performed in Martin’s The Love Potion, Purcell’s The Fairy Queen as Helena, and performed in the North American Premier Philip Glass’ The Perfect American as Sharon Disney with Mr. Glass in the audience. In 2018, she reprised her role in Martin’s The Love Potion with Long Beach Opera and work-shopped a newly commissioned work titled Locket Arias at the Chicago Art Institute. Alexandra’s other recent highlights include performing the roles of Adele, Anna, Despina, Echo, Julie Jordan, Pamina, Pernille, Sandrina, and Suor Genovieffa, amongst others. She has performed with Sarasota Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Long Beach Opera, LTD Opera, Opera Southwest, OperaWorks, International Lyric Academy (Viterbo, Italy), Landmark Musicals, University of New Mexico’s Opera Theatre and Symphony Orchestra, University of Southern California Opera Theater, La Mirada Symphony and more.

Alexandra serves as a consultant at Diaz Inclusion Consulting, an organization that focuses on advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for Arts and Culture Organizations. She is impassioned about telling the stories of underrepresented groups and uses this platform to lead arts organizations toward a more equitable future. This work is inspired by her own story of adversity and identity as a Latina.

Alexandra is a proud native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of New Mexico, a Master of Music from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, and a Professional Diploma in Operatic Studies from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.