Resident Artist

Alexandra Nowakowski · soprano

AVA fourth-year Resident Artist

Hometown: Palatine, Illinois.

Education: B.M. in Vocal Performance with Italian Minor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

Competitions: Second Place, Gerda Lissner Lieder/Song Competition (2017); First Place, Opera at Florham Violetta DuPont Competition; Fourth Place, The Giulio Gari Competition; First Place, Gerda Lissner Foundation Vocal Competition; Encouragement Award, The Giulio Gari Foundation, 2016; District Winner, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, 2015; Second Place, Grand Concours Vocal Competition, 2015; Winner, Marcella Sembrich Voice Competition, 2014; Second Place, Hal Leonard Vocal Competition, 2014; Winner, Krannert Debut Artist Competition, 2014.

AVA Roles: Zerbinetta and Naiad, Ariadne auf Naxos; Freia, Das Rheingold; Pamina, Die Zauberflöte; Lucia, Lucia di Lammermoor; Sophie, Werther; Zerlina, Don Giovanni; Musetta, La bohème.

Other Roles: Gretel, Hänsel und Gretel, Philadelphia Sinfonia; Susanna (cover), Le nozze di Figaro, Wolf Trap Opera; Dido, Dido and Aeneas, Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana; Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar.

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