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About Alexandra

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My 
Story

Alexandra Martinez-Turano is a vibrant soprano, DEI Consultant, Operations Professional, and Board Member. As a performer, she is known for her crystalline tones and deeply connected performances. With empathy and a results-oriented mindset, she drives impactful change through her consulting work.

In her performance world, Alexandra recently stepped into the haunting shoes of Miss Jessel in Britten's Turn of the Screw with Union Avenue Opera, followed by a captivating performance and interview with Hearing in Color's Latinidad: la gente y la música series. A highlight of 2023 was unquestionably making her Carnegie Hall debut as the soprano soloist in Ellingboe's A Place Called Home. She also had the privilege of sharing her voice with the Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra as the soprano soloist in Bach's Coffee Cantata and debuting with City Lyric Opera in New York City.

 

Beyond the stage, she is passionate about connecting artistic worlds. In 2022, Alexandra co-produced an "Opera and Art" exhibition in East Hampton with renowned artist Beth O'Donnell, a true joy to curate. These experiences remind her that music is a bridge between different forms of expression and a way to connect with audiences on a deeper level.

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, 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 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.

She is a proud alumna and Board Member of OperaWorks™, a leading non-profit training program and philosophy for opera singers around the globe. She enjoys supporting OperaWorks™ in its mission to empower singers and develop new audiences for opera. 

Alexandra hails 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.

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