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Alexandra Filipe is a rising Young Portuguese Soprano residing in New York City.

She has been premiering new works for the past three years, collaborationg in Opera, Theater and Multi-media projects. She is also an active and enthusiast voice teacher and is faculty of the New York Conservatory of Music.

 

She has been recently invited to be project manager and voice counselor of the Concert Series "Listen Closely" with which she premiered a song cycle by the italian composer "Luigi Porto" - The Run-O'-The-Mill.

 

She is currently the Vocal Director of the recently founded International Brazilian Opera Company (iBoc). This year she premiered two operas at the Engelman recital hall by composers João MacDowell ("Cries and Whispers) and Luigi Porto ("Anita" with iBoc.

 

In 2013 she was finalist of the Arkadi Foundation Opera Idol Competition 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 3 years she has also been collaborating in the multimedia project "The Lumiphonic Creature Choir" by Australian Artist Mark Bolotin, performing in several venues in NYC, including the New York Science Fair, Hyphen Hub, "Surreal" concert opening for Moby  and at Union Square with the Arte Institute Summer nights.

 

In New York City she performed in venues like Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.

 

With the New York Lyric Opera miss Filipe performed at their emerging artist concert covering the role of Zerlina from the opera Don Giovanni.

 

In theater she was part  the Solo Nova Arts Festival in the show UBU for which she also composed original vocal pieces and performed at the New Ohio Theater.

 

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.

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