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American Soprano Alexa Jarvis is a prominent interpreter of operatic, musical theater, concert and contemporary repertoire. Alexa’s 2018/19 season highlights include returning to the role of Mimì (La bohème) with both New Rochelle Opera and Vashon Opera, Street Chorus in Bernstein’s Mass at Ravinia, Rose in Jake Heggie’s monodrama At the Statue of Venus at New York Symphony Space, a role debut as Liù (Turandot) with Pacific Northwest Opera, and an American Opera Projects commission of four new operas at NYC’s Brooklyn Museum.
On the concert stage Alexa appeared at Carnegie Hall twice last season performing as a prizewinner with the International Gerda Lissner Competition and with Mannes Festival singing Chausson’s Chanson perpetuelle. Alexa has also been a frequent soloist with Seattle Symphony in their Masterworks and Pops series, in addition to performing the title role in Our Earth, a collaboration with Seattle Opera. Last Summer Alexa made her debut at Chicago’s Ravinia Festival in Bernstein’s MASS with conductor Marin Alsop and the CSO Orchestra.
In musical theater Alexa recently made her NYC musical debut as Rosie in Cabaret with esteemed director Kevin Newbury and Leslie Stifelman, music director of Chicago on Broadway. Alexa also represented American music with the Beijing International Arts Festival at New York’s Merkin Hall, performing excerpts from She Loves Me, The Wizard of Oz and My Fair Lady. Alexa can be heard on several video-game/movie soundtracks including The Industrial Musicals Movie and Grammy-nominated children’s musical fable The Shoe Bird.
Alexa was a finalist in the Franco Viñas Opera Competition in Barcelona, winner of the Washington District Metropolitan Opera Competition and received awards from the International Gerda Lissner Competition, Opera Index, Giulio Gari Foundation, Julian Autrey Song Foundation and Palm Springs Opera Competition.
Alexa trained in Chicago and New York City where she currently resides.