Alumni Spotlight – Kristina Alexander

Kristina Alexander was in MYOpera’s third season production of Mavra in Triple Bill as Neighbour.

Sarah Hicks (left) and Kristina Alexander (right) in Mavra

Sarah Hicks (left) and Kristina Alexander (right) as Neighbour in Mavra in Triple Bill (2013)

Where are you from? I’m from Ottawa Ont. I grew up on a dairy farm south of the city, singing to the cows (literally).

Where do you currently live? Toronto, Ont!

What’s your favourite MYOpera memory? My favourite memory was working alongside such talented artists and colleagues, but more then that I enjoyed doing age-lines for our stage makeup for “Mavra”, and cram-french braiding everyones hair!

What role did MYOpera play in your career/life? It was one of my first real “roles”, and I learned a lot from that experience. Although it was a small role, it made me feel like making performance a part of my “job” was a real possibility, and it is.

What have you been doing since MYOpera? I am currently finishing up my DMA at U of Toronto, singing professionally with choirs, have done some chorus work with the Canadian Opera Company, and continuing to take auditions here in Toronto.

What’s your favourite opera (to watch/listen to)? I am a big Mozart fan, so I would have to say almost anything of his!

What’s your guilty pleasure song (any genre)? I’m really into this band called For King and Country, their song “This love” is great. Very creative and honest music.

Traveling is always an adventure! What’s your favourite/most memorable travel experience? Hmmmm I have travelled only within North America for music endeavours, but my favourite memory is probably crazy bus memories form past tours.

Do you have a signature dish/meal that you make? Tell us about it! I am a pretty great baker, so I would confidently say that bake the best brownies that I have ever had! Seriously….they’re THAT good.

Singers/Artists are busy people! What’s your favourite snack when you’re on the go? I like a great many snacks, but I love having trail mix on hand, and veggies, and of course a good cup of coffee!


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