November 8, 2017

Congratulations to soprano Michelle Alexander ’14, winner of multiple awards in the international Wagner Society Singing Competition in London on November 5.

Soprano Michelle Alexander won multiple awards in London competition.

Michelle Alexander as Magda in The Consul. Photo by Clive Barda.

Alexander, who received a Master of Music degree from SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, won second place in the overall competition as well as three additional awards: the Audience Prize; the President’s Award, which entitles her to a master class with opera legend Dame Gwyneth Jones; and a Bursaries Award to attend the Bayreuth Festival in Bayreuth, Germany, the home of the opera house that composer Richard Wagner had built specifically for the performance of his operas.

Alexander is pursuing post-graduate studies at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where she recently performed the role of Magda Sorel in Menotti’s The Consul.