About the Aritst
Award winning lyric soprano, Alexandra Cedolin, has sung professionally with local, regional and national opera companies, festivals and other musical organizations since 1994. She attended the Mannes Conservatory of Music in New York, and the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, where she received a scholarship and degree in Vocal Performance. A favorite in sacred and oratorio work, Alexa is soloist for several Boston area churches and performs for other special events throughout New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. She is an active recitalist, collaborating with artists from the Berklee School of Music and the New England Tenors. Alexa teaches vocal masterclasses on the Healing Nature of Music, and addresses technique, performance anxiety and voice re-education. She has performed for the medical lectures of Dr. Vincent de Louise, M.D. (Professor of Ophthalmology at Yale and Cornell Medical Schools), and has also had patient referrals from Otolaryngologist Dr. Stephen Salzer, Greenwich Ear, Nose & Throat. Alexa has performance experience in several genres of music, including Musical Theatre, Jazz, Pop, Rock, and Country.
“I consider singing to be an energy form – a light – that exists in itself and uses us to develop and show itself. We are like a crystal through which singing manifests itself. Our work is to polish this crystal well, so that it could project this light in the most beautiful and brilliant way. As the Gospel says, everyone will be called to account for their commitment and duty to the talents they have been granted. Throughout this process, we should be humble; before the music, before the composer, the style, and before ourselves. Only those who are humble are capable to learn and develop themselves.”
Ms. Cedolin continues to perform, study, and teach, and currently works with Professor Erica Washburn of the New England Conservatory in Boston. “We must never stop learning; otherwise, there is nothing new to give. An artist must not only give inspiration, we must BE inspiration.”
"When you listen to an artist, you're experiencing more than just hearing a song. You're hearing hundreds of hours of errors and experimentation. You're hearing years of frustration and moments of vision and pure joy. You're not just listening to a voice; you are hearing a piece of a heart, a piece of a soul... a small piece of someone's life that they have chosen to share with you."
“Alexandra made a strong impression right from the beginning. Whenever called up to sing, she would demonstrate poise, musical and drama confidence. Her high level of preparation, the loving care she bestowed on details, and her endless capacity to quickly assimilate new information reflected a rare degree of professionalism.”
Renaud Doucet, Stage Director
L'Opéra de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
"To say that Alexandra is a gifted singer would be an understatement. In my opinion, she possesses the attributes of which total artists are made: a beautiful voice with a sound that is uncommonly recognizable, a technique that enables her to use the broadest range, rely upon an impressive vocal and physical endurance, and an extraordinary instinct combined with musical intelligence that allows her to create a performing style that resembles no one else’s.”
Seth Riggs, Voice Coach and Manager
Warner Artist Management, Los Angeles, CA
“I have found her to be one of the most interesting young artists. Alexandra has a rich and yet flexible sound, and she uses it with great insight to develop a wide diversity of colors. She has a brilliant mind, an affecting sensitivity and a total commitment to her singing.”
Brad Moore, Coach and Assistant-Conductor
Metropolitan Opera Company, New York, NY
“…a beautiful lyric voice with a rich and deep resonance, often lachrymose. Her essaying of Dvořák’s Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém was truly revelatory.”
Dr. Vincent de Louise, President
Connecticut Summer Opera Foundation
Board, Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra
& Opera Company of Brooklyn
“Alexandra has a very special talent; the kind of voice the world is looking for - a full bodied lyric instrument with a bright yet colorful sound, which will make the voice record well.”
Tom McKinney, Voice Coach
Singing for the Stars, Houston, TX
Carnegie Hall (Debut ’02), Connecticut Grand Opera, Opera Colorado, Longwood Opera, Danbury Opera, Pacific Opera, Opera
Festival of New Jersey (televised productions in NY and NJ), The Connecticut Chorale, Danbury and Norwalk Symphony Orchestras; House of Blues (Boston), Canal Room (NYC), Foxwoods Casino (CT), Lighthouse at Twin River Casino (RI). Corporate galas Include: Bain Capital, Microsoft, FEDEX, W.B. Mason, Family Re-Entry (CT), The Boston Bruins Foundation and The New England Patriots.