Alexandra Filipe is a rising Young Portuguese Soprano residing in New York City.
She is currently the Vocal Director of the recently founded International Brazilian Opera Company (iBoc). Last year she assisted in the production of their "Plastic Flowers", a new opera by composer João MacDowell, which had it´s premiere at the Baruch´s Engelman Recital Hall. In March 2014 she will premiere two new opera roles with Iboc in a concert of excerpts of new operas.
She is currently a Voice Teacher at The New York Conservatory of Music, having recently performed at Carnegie Hall in a Student and Faculty recital.
In 2013 she was finalist of the Arkadi Foundation Opera Idol Competition, performing at Lincoln Center and also premiered the opera "Something to live for" by composer Ronnie Reshef at JCC Manhattan as an ensemble member and also soloist. The past 2 years she has been collaborating in the multimedia project "The Lumiphonic Creature Choir" by Australian Artist Mark Bolotin, performing in several venues in NYC. She performed with the New York Lyric Opera at their emerging artist concert covering the role of Zerlina from the opera Don Giovanni. With Brooklyn opera she sang the Handel Messiah. She also performed at the New Ohio Theatre, part of the Solo Nova Arts Festival in the show UBU, for which she also composed original vocal pieces. She interpreted the role of Mimì in La Bohème at the Manhattan Summer Voice Festival in 2011, her Debut in NYC.
Miss Filipe has been a soloist in several modern premieres of Portuguese Baroque Music with the Sintra Opera Studio (SEO) in her country, Portugal, since 2004. She has performed in the acclaimed Sintra Festival of Music and Dance, in the past years, having interpreted Ester in the modern premiere of the Portuguese Oratorio Ester, in 2008, recorded and broadcasted by the national radio station A2. She has performed in many theatres in her homeland. She performed for the anniversary of Olga de Cadaval, premiering (modern premiere) several Portuguese baroque arias, including an aria sang by the famous Castrato Carlo Regna.
Alexandra has also launched herself in composition with all the original songs she wrote for the "Concert for Babies" created for the Oceanário de Lisboa in 2004, where she performed for 5 years.
Her Debut in the theatre was in the role of Josie in the musical Einstein´s Dreams by the New York composer Joshua Rosenblum, at the Trindade Theatre in Portugal where it had its world premiere.
Alexandra owns a MM in Performance Studies, Petrie School of Music, Converse College, a BM in Voice, Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa and BS in Psychology, University of Lisbon. She was Winner of the NATS Competition, South Carolina, in the graduate division, 2011 and winner of the Young Artist Concerto Competition, 2010 at Petrie School of Music.
Alexandra is member of the Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society.