Emerging Artist Profile:
Alexandra Fawcett-Riis

Young Artist Program - Singer
Voice Type: Mezzo-Soprano
Province/Territory: Ontario
City: Hamilton

Role(s) in this year's festival:

Third Spirit -The Arctic Flute

How are you preparing for NUOVA’s program?

  •  I have been preparing for NUOVA by learning and studying the various art songs and arias I'll be bringing to the program. German is one of my favourite languages and therefore I have been thoroughly enjoying practicing and learning this role! 

What attracts you to NUOVA’s programs? Why this year?

  • I have heard from many of my peers how educational and rewarding the experience at NUOVA is and I've wanted to participate for a long time. I feel that I now have the proper tools for the program and I am looking forward to learning from talented musicians in the Opera and Musical Theatre genres.

Artist Bio     

Alexandra Fawcett-Riis is a Mezzo-Soprano from Hamilton, Ontario. Alexandra will be graduating this year from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, where she studies with Marianne Binding. Alexandra will be returning to Wilfrid Laurier University for their Opera Diploma program this coming fall. Growing up singing in the Hamilton Children's Choir, Alex had an appreciation for classical music from a young age. Alexandra has performed with Opera Laurier in Aaron Copland's The Tender Land as Mrs. Splinters, and with Symphony on the Bay in 2014 and 2017. Alex is looking forward to being the Third Spirit in Opera NUOVA's production of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte.