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Grant In Aid for Promotion Of The Arts, Mansfield Council (2018)
Sponsorhip from Talent Unlimited (2018)
Opera Awards Foundation Bursary (2017)
Sponsorship from The Danny Morris Memorial Trust (2017)
Scholarship from the Guildhall Trust (2016)
Sponsorship from The Kathleen Trust (2016)
“Alexandra Stenson easily made the opera all about Tatyana, marvellous in the Letter Scene and seriously powerful as she cut Onegin out of her life.” Peter Reed, Opera Magazine (2018)
“Alexandra has a rich and ample soprano voice, with outstanding potential for a solo operatic career.” Lada Valešová, Vocal Coach, Royal Opera House, GSMD. (2017)
“Alexandra has a voice of exceptional quality and uses it with great attention to style, vocal quality and communication of the text in everything she sings.” Malcolm Martineau, International Accompanist. (2016)
“Alexandra brought sophistication to every performance and demonstrated a mature vocal ability across the range of repertoire presented. She’s equally at home among song repertoire and opera and her performance in the evening concerts delighted the audience of peers, tutors and accompanists alike.” Steven Phillips, Chorus Manager, Opera North. (2015)
Alexandra Stenson is an English Soprano of Irish descent, born in Nottinghamshire. She is a graduate of the Guildhall School Of Music and Drama and English National Opera’s prestigious Opera Works training programme.
Alexandra is thrilled to be an Opera Awards Bursary Recipient 2017/18, sponsored by Jeremy Scott.
Alexandra is currently playing Tatyana for Opera Up Close’s UK tour of Eugene Onegin. She recently played Despina for Opera Holland Park‘s Cover Scheme performance of Cosí fan tutte and appeared in the chorus for La Traviata and Cosí fan tutte.
Opera roles include; Claretta Zaza Opera Holland Park, The Aunt Madama Butterfly Bury Court Opera, Fox (cover) The Cunning Little Vixen British Youth Opera, Dorinda Orlando and Servilia La Clemenza di Tito ENO Opera Works, Beatrice Beatrice et Benedict, Frasquita Carmen and Cis Albert Herring GSMD Opera Scenes,and Lauretta Gianni Schicchi Irrational Theatre Company.
Opera Chorus work includes The Flying Dutchman Opera North, Madama Butterfly Bury Court Opera, The Cunning Little Vixen British Youth Opera, Kat’a Kabanova, Iris, La Boheme and Queen of Spades for Opera Holland Park.
Alexandra is also an experienced chorister; a current member of the Philharmonia Chorus and the Ionian Singers and an ex-member of Cantamus Girls Choir and Harmony Ensemble. She has sung all over the world. Venues include the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Hall in London and venues in Spain, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Singapore and Malaysia. Alexandra performed as a soloist with the Philharmonia Chorus last summer, at the Rheingau Musik Festival, Germany.
Alexandra has recently been awarded a bursary from the Opera Awards Foundation, sponsored by Jeremy Scott and Talent Unlimited to help towards her singing studies. Alexandra is also grateful to The Kathleen Trust, The Francis Bernard Caunt Trust, The Guildhall Trust, Mansfield District Council, The Selston Music Festival, Derek Wileman and William Morris. Special thanks go to the late Serena Fenwick, sponsor, mentor, and friend.
Upcoming appearances include an Opera Evening at Flavours of Naples and Eugene Onegin at The Arts Depot, London and Derby Theatre.
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