Hometown: Thousand Oaks, California
American mezzo-soprano Alexandra Bass was born and raised in Southern California. She gravitated towards music at a young age, which led to much musical exploration through piano, choir, and, of course, solo singing. After completing her Associate of Arts degree at Moorpark College, she transferred to the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory of Music to continue her studies. Alexandra then earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance, studying under mezzo-soprano Lorraine Manz. Performance highlights at Oberlin include Mrs. Grose (The Turn of the Screw), Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro), as well as both Sorceress and Spirit (Dido and Aeneas). She is also an alumna of Oberlin in Italy, the Taos Opera Institute, and SongFest’s Young Artist Program.
After graduating, Alexandra returned to sunny Southern California to continue studying voice and performing locally. She has been seen in productions around Los Angeles including Carmen with Vox Visceralis, Faust with Valley Opera & Performing Arts, and both The Mikado and Iolanta with Pacific Opera Project. During the pandemic, Ms. Bass performed virtually in projects by Santa Monica College, as well as SongFest’s digital concert, ‘Songs of Unity and Hope’. In addition to her solo work, she also performs with the Verdi Chorus in Santa Monica, CA as one of their featured Fox Singers. Upcoming, Alexandra performs a role debut as Mercedes in Carmen with Landmark Opera (June 2022).