Lisa Alexander is an Austin-based mezzo-soprano who is active in a range of musical projects from early music to Gilbert and Sullivan to grand opera. In the summer of 2014 she was thrilled to play the role of Colline in La Femme Bohème, the first all-female production of Puccini's La Bohème, with LOLA (Local Opera, Local Artists). In January, 2013, Lisa Alexander made her professional debut as Marcellina in Austin Opera's production of The Marriage of Figaro. Before that, she was seen singing the roles of Cecilia March in Little Women and La Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica with Spotlight on Opera. A regular performer with Spotlight on Opera since its founding in 2007, Lisa has performed as the Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas, Dame Quickly in Falstaff, Madame Flora in The Medium, and Zita in Gianni Schicchi, among many other roles. In 2009 she played the Fairy Queen in Iolanthe with the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Austin.
As a student and graduate from the University of Southern
California's Thornton School of Music, Lisa performed in Los
Angeles as an oratorio soloist, singing Handel's Messiah
and Judas Maccabeus, Bach's Mass in B Minor
and Magnificat, Mendelssohn's Elijah, and
Vivaldi's Gloria and Magnificat, among
others. Since moving to Austin in 2004, Lisa has established
herself as a soloist in diverse works with the Austin Vocal
Arts Ensemble, Texas Choral Consort, Texas Early Music
Project, La Follia Austin Baroque, and the Schola Cantorum
at St. Mary's Cathedral.
As the Fairy Queen in Iolanthe