Alexandra Marcellier started her violin studies when being 6 years old. When turning 19 she decided to devote herself to singing. She trained with soprano Maryse Castets at the Conservatoire de Bordeaux. In 2015 she was awarded the “Young Singer’s Prize” from the Vocal Competition of the Friends of the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux.
She then worked with soprano Silvana Bazzoni-Bartoli for three consecutive years at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival. She shone at the Osaka Competition in 2017, which led her two years later at Carnegie Hall in New York for a gala concert. But it was at the Opéra de Bordeaux that she made her debut, in 2018, in Rossini’s Stabat Mater. She then returned to her native Perpignan to sing Gabriel (Haydn’s Die Schöpfung) at the Musica Sacra festival, and continued to shine in the region with Eurydice in Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice with the Arian Médoc vocal ensemble. In 2019, she sang Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at the L’Eure Poétique et Musicale festival.
In 2021, she is First Nymph in the recording of Dvorak’s Rusalka at the Opéra de Limoges, and performs the title role in Madama Butterfly for her debut at the Opéra de Saint-Étienne, then at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo.
In 2022, she sang Poulenc’s La Voix humaine at the Milan Auditorium and took part in a tour, performing the music composed by Joe Hisashi.
In 2022-23, Alexandra Marcellier sang Vittelia in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito on tour with Les Musiciens du Prince de Monaco alongside Cecilia Bartoli, Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen at the Opéra de Marseille, Alice Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff at the Opéra de Nice. She also began her international career in Frankfurt, with her signature role in Madama Butterfly.
She is awarded 2023 Opera Singer Revelation by the Victoires de la Musique Classique.
Recent and upcoming projects include Blanche de la Force in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites at the Opéra de Liège, Micaëla in Carmen at the Chorégies d’Orange, Madama Butterfly (title role) in Marseille, Vitellia in La Clemeza di Tito at the Salzburg Festspiele.
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