"She is the stellar leading female among the three and is well deserving of an encore."
Soprano Alexandra Razskazoff is acclaimed by the New York Times as a “richly faceted, slinky soprano,” whose voice is “...ample in size with an intriguing instrumental color,” (Opera News).
Of late, Alexandra has garnered much acclaim in the realm of vocal competitions. She most recently was selected to participate in the prestigious Operalia vocal competition this October in Moscow, Russia. In 2021, she was named the 1st Place winner of the 2021 James Toland Vocal Arts. Inc. Competition. Earlier in the year she took 3rd Place in the PARTNERS for the Arts Competition, the Orpheus Vocal Competition, and in the National Opera Association’s C. Bailey and D. Argento Vocal Competition. Alexandra was also named a finalist in the Pasadena Opera Competition and Opera Ithaca’s International Competition of Voice.
She appeared with Maryland Lyric Opera on their 2019 gala, singing scenes from Faust, Fidelio and Der Rosenkavalier with orchestra. Later in the month, Alexandra joined Washington Opera Society to perform the role of Lisa in Franz Lehár’s Das Land des Lächelns. She made her concert debut with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony in 2020. Alexandra landed top prizes in a series of competitions in 2019 including Premiere Opera Foundation + NYIOP International Vocal Competition (Audience Choice/Bel Canto Award), the Dorothy Lincoln-Smith Vocal Competition (1st Place) and Opera at Florham’s Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition (1st Place).
Alexandra was seen as a Resident Artist at The Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia in 2017-18, where she performed Violetta (La Traviata) where she studied with William Stone. She performed her first ever Messiah (Handel) with the Columbus Symphony 2018. Alexandra was a Resident Artist with the Minnesota Opera for their 2016-17 season, where she sang Wellgunde (Das Rheingold), Musetta (La bohème), while covering Juliette (Romèo et Juliette).
In Summer 2017, Alexandra participated in the Merola Opera Program, where she performed as the leading ladies in scenes from Lucrezia Borgia and I Pagliacci. Alexandra also covered the title role in Sāvitri, Gustav Holst’s rarely-performed one-act. She was seen as an Apprentice with the Santa Fe Opera in 2015. She then returned in in 2016 to cover Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni). Alexandra spent summer 2013 at Music Academy of the West, where she performed Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte).
In 2018, Alexandra took 1st Prize in AVA’s Giargiari Bel Canto Vocal Competition, and 2nd Place in the Mario Lanza Competition in Philadelphia. In 2014, Alexandra took 2nd Place in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and received 3rd Place in Houston Grand Opera's Eleanor McCollum Competition in 2016.
Academic credits include a reprise of Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte) and Contessa Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) while at The Juilliard School, where she earned her M.M. in vocal performance from 2014-16 while studying with Robert C. White Jr. At the Peabody Conservatory, where she received her B.M. in vocal performance from 2010-14 under Dr. Stanley Cornett, she sang Blanche de la Force (Dialogues des Carmélites), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), and Abigail Williams (The Crucible).
Alexandra is a grateful recipient of the Novick Career Grant generously provided by The Juilliard School.