Alexandra Martinez-Turano is a vibrant soprano known for her crystalline tones and recently "smoldered sexily in her dancing and singing" while making her mainstage debut with Chicago Opera Theater and Long Beach Opera. This season, Alexandra performed in over 30 performances as an Apprentice Artist with Sarasota Opera.
Last season, Alexandra covered the role of Rita, from Donizetti ‘s Rita with Chicago Opera Theater, performed the role of Parasha in Stravinsky’s Mavra, reprised her role in Martin’s The Love Potion with Long Beach Opera, and work-shopped a new opera titled Locket Aria’s at the Chicago Art Institute.
As a 2018 graduate of the Chicago Opera Theater’s two-year Young Artist program, Alexandra concurrently earned a Performance Certificate in Operatic Studies at Roosevelt University under full scholarship. While at Roosevelt, she performed in several recital series and participated in a fundraising concert that benefitted Sarah’s Circle, a charity that supports women whole are homeless or in need of a safe space. As a part of co-productions with 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, and the 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 and is a celebrated alumna of OperaWorks, one of the classical music world's most cutting-edge training programs for singers.