Alexa Jarvis "lives up to her name...while both acting and singing are of the high quality expected" (Seattle City Arts Magazine). Alexa trained in Chicago and New York with a focus in opera and musical theater, and has since performed throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe in opera theaters, concert stages, recording studios for Hollywood video games, Grammy-nominated compositions, and children’s outreach projects. She is known for her musical versatility, sharp musicianship and breadth of genres.
Some of Alexa's recent operatic performance highlights include Rose in Jake Heggie's one-woman opera At the Statue of Venus at Symphony Space with Sign & Sing, Mimì (La bohème) with Crested Butte Music Festival, Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) with Juneau Lyric Opera, Maria in Final Fantasy's Opera Maria & Draco with Seattle Symphony, Alitsa (Our Earth) with Seattle Opera, Micaëla (Le Tragedie de Carmen) with Washington/Idaho Symphony and Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica). Other notable roles include, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Poppea (L'incoronazione di Poppea), and Yum Yum (The Mikado).
Alexa returns to the Pacific Northwest in 2018 for some exciting role and company debuts with Pacific Northwest Opera, Vashon Opera and Sky Opera.
A passionate concert singer, Alexa appeared at Carnegie Hall twice in 2016, performing as a prizewinner with the International Gerda Lissner Competition and with NYC’s Mannes Festival performing Ernest Chausson’s heartbreaking Chanson perpetuelle. She sang with Seattle Symphony on the Grammy nominated choral recording of Samuel Jones' composition The Shoebird and as a soloist in their live video game Pops concerts series. Additionally, she was a featured soprano soloist in their season opening concert An Evening in Paris, performing selections from Offenbach's Orphée aux enfers.
Alexa was a finalist in the Franco Viñas Opera Competition with the Gran Teater del Liceu in Barcelona, multiple aware winner with the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Gerda Lissner, Opera Index and the Giulio Gari Foundation in NYC, and prizewinner in the Palm Springs Opera Guild Competition.
Alexa is an advocate for music in her community. She sang with Seattle Opera’s community outreach program, Opera in the Schools, where she toured as the lead Soprano in the newly commissioned opera Our Earth for two years, assisted Seattle Opera Education workshops, and was an artist with Seattle Symphony's Lullaby Project where she helped compose Lullabies with homeless mothers for their children for a performance at Benaroya Hall.
Alexa resides in New York City.