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"...filled with humanity, tragic and touching."

"riveting direction..."

"...stunning, unforgettable, constantly surprising."

Alexandra Dietrich, originally from Freeport, Maine, is known as a stage director whose work has been acclaimed as "brilliant" and "moving". 

Her 2023-2024 season opened with a company debut, directing Tom Cipullo's gripping opera, "Glory Denied", at Opera Company of Middlebury in Fall of 2023. Her production was hailed as "stunning, unforgettable, {and} constantly surprising". Her season continued with a return to Marblehead Little Theatre for a Sold-Out run of "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder", followed by a production of Peter Brooke's "La tragédie de Carmen" with Boston Opera Collaborative at the newly renovated Arrow Street Arts Center. Following at the Arrows Street Arts Center, Ms. Dietrich directed Rachel Portman's "The Little Prince" with the Longy School of Music of Bard. 

In 2019, Ms. Dietrich joined the voice faculty at the University of Southern Maine as an Artist Faculty. Ms. Dietrich served as the Artistic Director of NEMPAC Opera Project from 2018 to 2022. In her first season, she staged Rachel Portman's "The Little Prince" at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall. Ms. Dietrich's staging was chosen by OperaWire as one of the Top 5 Must See Operas in North America for its opening weekend. At NEMPAC Opera Project, Ms. Dietrich programmed "JUNETEENTH: Opera in the Key of Freedom" which was filmed in the historic African Meeting House in Boston and featured works by Black diaspora composers that spanned over 300 years. This program was made available with no cost barrier to Boston Public Schools with an accompanying educational guide, and was streamed internationally. Previous productions have included "Sweeney Todd", "Mean Girls", "The Phantom of the Opera", "Too Many Sopranos", "Into the Woods", "The Great Gatsby: An American Musical", and "Jesus Christ Superstar", among many others.


In the 2022-2023 season, Ms. Dietrich assistant directed on James Robinson's production of Tobias Picker's "Awakenings" with Odyssey Opera and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. With Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Ms. Dietrich associate produced the Grammy nominated recording of Anthony Davis' seminal opera, "X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X" and produced the performance in the historic Strand Theatre in Boston in the neighborhood where Malcolm lived as a teenager with his sister. Ms. Dietrich was selected as a Fellow in Directing with Chicago Summer Opera for their 2021 season, assistant directing Garnett Bruce on a production of "Don Giovanni". She joined Yo soy LOLA's creative team to stage direct their 2019 collaborative performance at Oberon in Harvard Square entitled "Resiliency: The Masks We Wear" in their mission to reclaim the narrative and portrayal of Latinas in the arts and media. An advocate for underrepresented composers, she staged Pauline Viardot-García's "Cendrillon" with the Cambridge Chamber Ensemble, where her staging was praised as “particularly convincing...perfectly expressive and deeply touching”. 


In August of 2023, Ms. Dietrich was chosen as SIX on Broadway's #QueenoftheWeek after multiple students nominated her for the honor for her work to create an inclusive space onstage and off, where pride in individuality of identity is amplified, honored, and celebrated. 

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