Alexandra Stenson is an English Soprano of Irish descent, born in Nottinghamshire.
Alexandra graduated from The Guildhall School Of Music and Drama in 2014 with a BMus (Hons) under the tuition of singing teacher John Evans and trained with English National Opera on their prestigious Opera Works program 2014 – 2015.
Alexandra is currently studying on the Guildhall Artist Masters program with a scholarship from The Guildhall Trust.
Alexandra is currently preparing the role of Claretta in Leoncavallo’s Zaza and looking forward to taking part in the Chorus for Janacek’s Kát’a Kabanova at Opera Holland Park this summer.
Opera roles include; Beatrice Beatrice et Benedict, Ellen Orford Peter Grimes, GSMD Opera Scenes, Chorus in Iris, La Boheme and Queen of Spades Opera Holland Park, the Aunt in Bury Court Opera‘s production of Madama Butterfly, Fox (cover) The Cunning Little Vixen British Youth Opera, Chorus The Flying Dutchman Opera North, Dorinda Orlando and Servilia La clemenza di Tito English National Opera Opera Works, Frasquita Carmen and Cis Albert Herring Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Lauretta Gianni Schicchi Irrational Theatre Company. Upcoming appearances include Scenes at Six, February and H20 March, both at Milton Court Concert Hall.
Alexandra has recently been awarded a grant from The Kathleen Trust, The Francis Bernard Caunt Trust, Talent Unlimited and sponsorship from Derek Wileman towards her tuition fees at GSMD. She was a finalist in the 2014 Susan Longfield Award and a Prize Winner at the Courtney Kenny Award 2013. Other awards include a Grant from Mansfield Council 2013, 14 and 15, a scholarship from The Guildhall Trust and The County Cup from Selston Music Festival 2012.
Alexandra is also an experienced chorister; a current member of the Philharmonia Chorus and an ex member of Cantamus Girls Choir, she has sung all over the world. Venues include the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Hall in London and venues in Spain, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Singapore and Malaysia. Upcoming choral appearances include the Grand Opera Gala at the Royal Festival Hall in June and a tour to Germany in August, both with the Philharmonia Chorus.
Alexandra is grateful to The Guildhall Trust, The Kathleen Trust, Talent Unlimited, The Francis Bernard Caunt Education Trust, Mansfield District Council, Derek Wileman, William Smith, the Selston Music Festival Committee and Serena Fenwick for their support. Alexandra would like to give special mention to the late Serena Fenwick, without whom she would not be where she is today.