Alexandra Flood holds a Master Musiktheater/Operngesang from the HfMT München / Theater Akademie August Everding, where she studied with KS Prof Andreas Schmidt. Recent highlights include her debut as Pamina in the Magic Flute, as well as role reprisals as Gretel and Musetta at the Vienna Volksoper, where she is a new ensemble member. Further highlights include with the Opéra national de Paris Académie in The Rape of Lucretia, performances at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, her debut in The Marriage of Figaro at Teatro Réal in Madrid and solo recital debut at the Sydney Opera House. This season Alexandra joins the Vienna Volksoper as a principal artist performing roles such as Musetta, Gretel, Pamina and Anna Reich. Alexandra has performed as a soloist at the Gärtnerplatz Staatstheater Munich, Bregenz Landestheater, Krakow Opera, Dutch National Opera’s Opera Forward Festival, Opéra de Dijon, the Richard Strauss Festival, Victorian Opera and Pacific Opera in Sydney, with the Munich and Polish Radio, the Moravian, Bochum, Rossini, National, Adelaide and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, and the Vienna and St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestras.
An avid new music artist, Alexandra has performed several world premieres including M. Eggert’s Caliban and M. Artac’s Vrouwenstemmen, as well as the German premieres of Tobias and the Angel by Jonathan Dove and Songs and Sonnets to Ophelia by J. Heggie. Alexandra performed Soprano II in Wolfgang Rihm’s Klangbeschreibung II at the Hannover Klangbrücken Festival and in 2021 debuted Soprano I in Luigi Nono’s Quando stanno morendo and Io, frammento di prometeo with the Südwestrundfunk Experimentalstudio at the Wiener Konzerthaus and in Freiburg.
As a Lied performer, Alexandra was the inaugural Australian recipient of the Term Fellowship at SongFest in Los Angeles where she performed the US premiere of Karl Weigl’s Ein Stelldichein. At the Richard Strauss Competition in 2015 and 2017, Alexandra was twice awarded the Förderpreis for her interpretation of Strauss Lieder, leading to engagements at the Richard Strauss Festival. In 2020 Alexandra was nominated for best interpretation of German Art Song in the finals of the International Debut Competition and in 2022 was one of 12 finalists selected worldwide for the Art Song Division of the International Montreal Music Competition. Alexandra won the Schubert Prize at the 2019 Grange Festival International Singing Competition, including an artist residency and recital in England. Last year Alexandra toured Hugo Wolf’s Italianisches Liederbuch to Paris, Munich and Brisbane. Further recitals include at the Hidalgo Festival in Munich, Northern Lights Festival in Norway, Song Fest in Los Angeles, Wolf Trap Opera in Virginia and across Australia. Most recently, Alexandra was honoured with 3rd Prize at the prestigious Das Lied competition in Heidelberg, Germany.
Alexandra is Artistic Director of the Queensland Art Song Festival and will appear in the Lovesick: Schubert, Schumann, Reimann recital alongside Sholto Kynoch at QASF 2023.