Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert
Die Zauberflöte - Ach, ich fühl's, 8th of March 2019; Conductor: Christopher Bucknall
Alexandra Anusca was born in Blaj, a small transilvanian town. Her musical training, leading towards a professional career in this field, started at the age of 13 with piano lessons and continuing with singing lessons from the age of 14. In 2010 she entered the Music College Sigismund Toduta from Cluj-Napoca where she studied with Daniela Pacurar. During high school she attended different national competitions such as Lied Art, Tinere Talente (Young Talents) winning 1st prize (2014) or National Olympics of Music where she won the 3rd prize at the singing category. Also, in 2014 she entered the National University of Music from Bucharest where she studied for two years with the tenor Ionel Voineag and later with the soprano Mariana Colpos with whom she ended her bachelor studies in 2018. In the summer of 2015 she had her debut as Lizzi in the Romanian operette Lasati-ma sa cant (Let me sing) performed in the Opera Mania Festival at the National University of Music from Bucharest.
In 2016/17 she was part of the Erasmus+ Exchange Programme at the Birmingham Conservatoire. Here she was actively involved in all the departmental activities singing in the Opera Scenes of December 2016 as the Prima Donna from Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos and being part of the chorus and as Ms. Coaxer in Britten’s The beggar’s opera in June 2017. In the same year, she won the Mario Lanza competition and volunteered as a backstage assistant for the performances of Le Nozze di Figaro in the conservatoire’s spring production.
In July 2017, Alexandra attended a Canto Vocal Programs Masterclass where she worked with teachers and vocal coaches from the Met, Teatro Liceu and Dutch National Opera. Among them was Liora Maurer, Lucy Arner, Sharon Mohar, Ira Siff and Hans Pieter Herman. She also attended a British Youth Opera one-week workshop in August 2017.
In the spring of 2018 she had her debut as the Second Lady from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at the National University of Music from Bucharest under the musical direction of Emil Visenescu, a concert in Toulouse, France, after a Canto Vocal Programs training, and an international tour in Switzerland with a vocal ensemble. She was also one of the finalists at the International Singing Competition George Enesco in Paris.
From September this year she is a student at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire doing her Masters in Vocal Performance under the guidance of Yvonne Sandison. Here she attended a masterclass with Susan Bullock where she sang Lucia’s aria Regnava nel silenzio. Her repertoire also includes Susanna from Le nozze di Figaro, Adina from L’elisir d’amore and she is looking forward to her debut as Pamina from Die Zauberflöte in the Conservatoire’s Spring production in March 2019 at the Crescent Theatre.
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