"With creamy, consoling pipes..." - Boston Musical Intelligencer
Sharing Ourselves, Reuniting Our Voices: Music by Carol Koffinke
World Premiere of
The Five Elements & Life
Milton Community Concerts
November 6, 2022, 3PM
2022 Holiday Pops Tour
Metropolitan Chorale with the Boston Pops Orchestra
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
past recorded performances.
Alexandra Dietrich, a Puerto Rican American originally from Freeport, Maine, is a mezzo-soprano who is being praised for singing with "passion and understanding". Ms. Dietrich joined the University of Southern Maine in the Fall of 2019 as Artist Faculty in Voice. She, herself, is a proud graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor's in Music Performance, and attended the Longy School of Music for her Graduate Performance degree in Opera. Her 2022-2023 season opened with a return to the Faculty Series at the University of Southern Maine, followed by a premiere of Carol Koffinke's compositions The Five Elements and Life at the Milton Community Concerts Series. This winter, she returns to touring with the Boston Pops for their Holiday Season. Recent past performances include singing with the Salem Philharmonic Orchestra, performing in Odyssey Opera's concert performance of "Henry VIII" as the Page and Maid of Honor, and as the Alto Soloist in the Metropolitan Chorale and Chorus pro Musica's collaborative performance of Mendelssohn's "Die erste Walpurgisnacht" and Kodály’s "Budavári Te Deum" in Jordan Hall.
Ms. Dietrich has performed with many New England area opera companies and orchestras including Odyssey Opera, Juventas New Music Ensemble, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, OperaHub, and MetroWest Opera where her performance as Jo March in Adamo's "Little Women" was hailed as "large of personality with an instrument to match", possessed "polish and star power", and was awarded the ArtsImpulse Award for Best Female Performer in an Opera for her portrayal.
Past seasons, Ms. Dietrich performed as the Alto Artist in Residence with the Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline, and performed with the Boston Pops, Odyssey Opera and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. She appears on Boston Modern Orchestra Project's "Haroun and the Sea of Stories" featured as Bird 5, which was recorded on the BMOP/sound label. This is her second recording on the BMOP/sound label. Her first is available on Spotify: Dello Joio's "The Trial at Rouen" as part of the Heavenly Voice Trio with Soprano Celeste Godin and Tenor Wes Hunter, which was nominated for a 2021 GRAMMY Award in the Best Opera Recording Category. Notably, Ms. Dietrich performed featured back-up vocals for Josh Groban at Tanglewood at the Koussevitsky Music Shed.
Favorite roles to date include Anita in "West Side Story" with Asheville Lyric Opera, Jade Boucher in the New England premiere of "Dead Man Walking", Carmen in NEMPAC Opera's "Carmen", and as Zita in "Gianni Schicchi" with the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra, where her performance was toasted as "deliciously bitchy" (Portland Phoenix).
As a soloist, she has sung with the Portland Symphony Pops, the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra, the Charlemagne Orchestra of Belgium, the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, the Longy Chamber Orchestra, and the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Dietrich appeared as the alto soloist in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Brown University Orchestra, under the baton of Paul Phillips. In 2009, Ms. Dietrich was awarded both 1st place in the Professional Division of Maine NATS, and also the coveted Lillian Nordica Award, where she sang a recital in the Lillian Nordica Auditorium on the date of the famous soprano's last recital in the auditorium named in her honor.
Listen to Ms. Dietrich
"The dominant figure in the narrative, Jo, as Alexandra Dietrich conveyed her was large of personality with an instrument to match. She traced the evolution of the protagonist with polish and star power...But throughout all solos and ensembles in which she figured so centrally, Dietrich’s Jo ruled indefatigably."
- Boston Musical Intelligencer
select past productions.
Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht
Kodály’s Budavári Te Deum
Metropolitan Chorale & Chorus pro Musica
Page & Maid of Honor
Featured Back-up Quartet
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra
Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Paul Madore Chorale
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra
Trial at Rouen
Heavenly Voices Trio
All Night Vigil
Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline