Alexandra Martinez-Turano is a vibrant soprano known for her crystalline tones and deeply connected performances.
Recent highlights include a performance and interview with Hearing in Color’s Latinidad: la gente y la músicaroles. She is thrilled to be debuting as the soprano soloist with the Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra and City Lyric Opera. She is passionate about connecting art forms. In 2022, she co-produced an "Opera and Art" exhibition in East Hampton with internationally acclaimed artist Beth O'Donnell.
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. Alexandra is a 2018 graduate of the Chicago Opera Theater’s two-year Young Artist program. She "smoldered sexily in her dancing and singing" while making her mainstage debut with Chicago Opera Theater (Chicago Tribune). While at COT, Alexandra covered the role of Rita, from Donizetti's Rita, as well as performed in several co-productions with Long Beach Opera. With Chicago Opera Theater and Long Beach Opera, Alexandra performed in Martin’s The Love Potion, Purcell’s The Fairy Queen as Helena, and the North American Premier Philip Glass’ The Perfect American as Sharon Disney with Mr. Glass in attendance.
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 has performed the roles of Adele, Anna, Annina, Despina, Echo, Julie Jordan, Pamina, Pernille, Sandrina, and Suor Genovieffa, amongst others.
She has performed with Portland Opera, 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.