Alexandra Martinez-Turano is a vibrant soprano known for her crystalline tones. She recently "smoldered sexily in her dancing and singing" while making her mainstage debut with Chicago Opera Theater and Long Beach Opera. In 2019, Alexandra made her debut with Sarasota Opera in over 30 performances as an Apprentice Artist.
In 2018, Alexandra covered the role of Rita, from Donizetti ‘s Rita with Chicago Opera Theater, reprised her role in Martin’s The Love Potion with Long Beach Opera, and work-shopped a newly commissioned work titled Locket Aria’s at the Chicago Art Institute. As a 2018 graduate of the Chicago Opera Theater’s two-year Young Artist program. Chicago Opera Theater and Long Beach Opera, Alexandra performed in Martin’s The Love Potion, Purcell’s The Fairy Queen as Helena (new production), and performed in the North American Premier Philip Glass’ The Perfect American as Sharon Disney with Mr. Glass in the audience.
A gifted singing actress in a wide range of repertoire, 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 is a proud native of Albuquerque, New Mexico and has earned a Bachelors of Music degree from the University of New Mexico, a Masters of Music degree from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, a Professional Diploma in Operatic Studies from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. She is also a celebrated alumna of OperaWorks, one of the classical music world's most cutting-edge training programs for singers. Alexandra is a first-generation college graduate and is dedicated to mentoring individuals with challenging upbringings such as her own. If you know of anyone who is in need of a mentor, please do not hesitate to reach out.