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Alessandra Marc

Opera ~ Dramatic Soprano

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"Alessandra Marc has the most beautiful voice in the world."
    The Washington Post



ALESSANDRA MARC
Soprano

“Alessandra Marc has the most beautiful voice in the world”.  -The Washington Post

Dramatic soprano, Alessandra Marc has consistently been acclaimed as one of the most outstanding artists of our day. Of her 1992 Paris Recital Debut Le Figaro proclaimed "Une Etoile est Nee!" Her voice, of a unique colour, range, and quality, has been praised as "an instrument of unsurpassed beauty and impact" and "perhaps the richest, fullest, most beautiful big soprano voice around" by Andrew Porter in The New Yorker.

As a frequent guest of the world's leading opera houses and orchestras, Ms. Marc collaborates with the most eminent conductors of our time, including Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Chailly, James Conlon, Colin Davis, Andreas Delfs, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Heinz Fricke, Daniele Gatti, Marek Janowski, Mariss Jansons, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Kent Nagano, Seiji Ozawa, Esa Pekka Salonen, Gerard Schwarz, Leif Segerstam, Sir Georg Solti, Christian Thielemann, Victor Pablo Perez, Michael Tilson Thomas, Edo de Waart and Franz Welser Most. Ms. Marc collaborated with the late Giuseppe Sinopoli, and sang at his funeral mass in Rome in 2001.

Alessandra Marc disposes of a rich opera repertoire. The title roles Aida and Turandot have become her signature parts which she performed at Opera National des Paris-Bastille, Royal Opera House Covent Garden-London, Teatro alla Scala-Milano, Teatro dell'Opera-Rome, Staatsoper Wien, Staatsoper Berlin, Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos in Lisbon, New National Theater-Tokyo, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera and the Metropolitan Opera. Of her opening night performance of Aida at the MET, the New York Times reported: "She displayed burnished tone and enormous volume, especially in climactic phrases that soar above the orchestra and chorus".

Ms. Marc’s roles included: Sieglinde at the Royal Albert Hall-London, Liceu-Barcelona, Bayerische Staatsoper-München, Opera Sydney and Opera Zürich as well as Brünnhilde in Die Walküre and in Goetterdaemmerung (Immolation Scene). Additionally she interprets Agathe, Anna (Marschner's Hans Heiling), Norma, Salome, Elektra, Chrysothemis, Ariadne, Kaiserin, Die Frau (Schoenberg's Erwartung) and Gräfin Geschwitz (Berg's Lulu). Her vocal-symphonic repertoire includes: Beethoven's Missa Solemnis and 9th Symphony, Verdi's Messa da Requiem, Mahler's 2nd and 8th Symphony and Das Klagende Lied , Schoenberg's Gurrelieder and Lieder Op. 8, a diverse range of Berg's concert works, Strauss' Vier letzte Lieder, Zemlinsky's Lyrische Symphony and Britten's War Requiem and Spring Symphony.

Ms. Marc recorded Albeniz' Henry Clifford, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Berg's Altenberg Lieder as well as Lulu Suite, Honneger's Le roi David, Krenek's Jonny Spielt auf, Mahler's 8th Symphony, Puccini's Turandot, Schoenberg's A survivor from Warsaw as well as Erwartung, two recordings of Strauss' Elektra (title role and Chrysothemis), Salome, and Friedenstag, Verdi's Messa da Requiem, Wagner's Die Walkuere and Zemlinsky's Lyrische Symphony, and two solo operatic recital discs.

Ms. Marc is also passionate about repertoire outside of the realm of classical music and opera. She appeared in a gala concert at the Brooklyn Museum of Art co-chaired by legendary R&B/rap pioneers, Russell Simmons and Danny Simmons, as well as a gala performance in Fairfax County, VA, singing hits by rockers Evanescence. She has collaborated with the composer, Chuck Wild, and frequently performed in recital works by Harold Arlen, George Gershwin, Carlisle Floyd, Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, and more, as well as a large catalogue of American gospel songs and spirituals, and German and French cabaret favorites.



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