the stage director.

Alexandra Dietrich, originally from Freeport, Maine, is known throughout New England for her work as a mezzo-soprano, music educator, arts advocate, and as a stage director.

 

This fall, Ms. Dietrich will be joining the voice faculty at the University of Southern Maine as an Artist Faculty. Ms. Dietrich was appointed the Artistic Director of NEMPAC Opera Project in the Fall of 2018 for their 2018-2019 season, for which she staged Rachel Portman's "The Little Prince" at Boston's historical Faneuil Hall. This marked the first time that the NEMPAC Opera Project had staged a work by a female composer, and Ms. Dietrich's staging was chosen by OperaWire as one of the Top 5 Must See Opera in North America for its opening weekend. This summer, Ms. Dietrich 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.

 

Her most recent select productions include stage directing a sold-out run of "Jesus Christ Superstar" at Marblehead Little Theatre and "Children of Eden" at the Theatre Company of Saugus. An advocate for underrepresented composers, she also staged Pauline Viardot-García's "Cendrillon" with the Cambridge Chamber Ensemble, where her staging was praised as “particularly convincing...perfectly expressive and deeply touching”. 

 

A music educator and choral conductor, Ms. Dietrich graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor's in Musical Theatre Performance where she studied choral conducting with Dr. Robert Russell, vocal performance with David Goulet, and musical theatre with Ed Reichert. She also attended the Longy School of Music for her Graduate Performance degree in Opera. She has been on faculty with the North End and Music Performing Arts Center since 2011 as a music director for the music theatre troupe, a voice teacher, and as a choral conductor whose choirs have performed with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra under the baton of Christopher Wilkins. Her choir, in 2018, performed as a Prelude Concert to a Landmarks performance at the Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade with Ms. Dietrich conducting. She is the Director and Co-Founder of the Boston Opera Outreach Troupe, frequently teaches for the Watertown Children's Theatre, and was a Master Teaching Artist for the Metropolitan Opera Guild.

 in the press. 

upcoming ventures.

NEMPAC Opera Project 2019-2020 Season

Il barbiere di Siviglia

Artistic Director

previous productions.

‚Äč

las que sueñan, by Gil 

Yo Soy LOLA Gala, October 2019 

Oberon, Cambridge, MA

Stage Director: Alexandra Dietrich

Dance Director: Stephane Bates

Co-Artistic Directors: Ana Masacote & Amanda Bravo

the little prince, by portman

NEMPAC opera project, june 2019

Artistic Director & Stage Director: Alexandra Dietrich

Music Director & Conductor: Dr. Tiffany Chang

Plane Designer: Nicholas Raponi

Costume Designer: Brittany Meehan

Lighting Design: Thomas Simpson

jesus christ superstar, by webber

marblehead little theater, april 2019

Director: Alexandra Dietrich

Music Director: Lianne Goodwin

Choreographer: Kathleen Tringale

Technical Direction: Andrew Barnett

Lighting Design: Bryan Lussier

Sound Design: Greg Dana

Costumes: Amanda Allen

Make-up Design: Charlie Kellogg

cendrillon, by massenet

cambridge chamber ensemble, may 2018

Director: Alexandra Dietrich

Music Director: Juliet Cunningham

Producer: Martha Birnbaum

Costumes: Alexandra Dietrich 

Make-up: Erin Anderson

Lighting Designer: Alexandra Dietrich and Andy Li

children of eden, by schwartz

theatre company of saugus, february 2019

Director: Alexandra Dietrich

Music Director: Matthew Putnam

Choreographer: Kathleen Tringale 

Technical Direction: Larry Segel

Lighting Design: Matthew Garlin

 Costumes: Amanda Allen

Makeup and Hair: Maggie Stokes

  • Facebook
  • Instagram

© Tascha Anderson 2021. All rights reserved.