Mezzo-soprano Alexandra Dinwiddie grew up in London and is a recent graduate of the Masters programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she studied with Kathleen McKellar Ferguson. She holds a BA Hons in Music from the University of Bristol as a singer and cellist, representing the university in the Sir Anthony Lewis Memorial Prize with Musica Britannica, and attended the Morley Opera School in London under Alice Farnham. Alexandra currently studies with Elizabeth McCormack at the RCS with the generous support of the Freemen of the City of Norwich.
Alexandra’s operatic roles include Olga (Eugene Onegin) with Edinburgh Studio Opera, Maurya (Riders to the Sea) with Morley Opera and the Brandenburg Sinfonia directed by Jonathan Cocker, Romeo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi) with Microscopera, and Pitti Sing (The Mikado) with Grosvenor Light Opera Company in London and at the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Harrogate. Upcoming roles include Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) with St Paul’s Opera in July 2019 and Sandman (Hansel and Gretel) with The Opera Experience in August 2019.
At the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Alexandra performed various roles in opera scenes including Florence Pike (Albert Herring), The Secretary (The Consul), Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro), Dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte) and La Zelatrice (Suor Angelica), all directed by Nicolette Molnar. Her other scenes include Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Fidalma (Il matrimonio segreto), Shadow Marnie (Marnie) and The Witch (Into The Woods) at Oxenfoord International Summer School, title role (Giulio Cesare) with Opera Bamba and title role (Carmen), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte) and Third Maid (Elektra) with Morley Opera.
Alexandra’s chorus work includes Jeremy Sams’ The Enchanted Island with British Youth Opera directed by Stuart Barker, Jonathan Dove’s The Day After with RCS Opera in collaboration with English National Opera, ensemble for Agrippina with RCS Opera directed by John Ramster, Mosquito and chorus for The Cunning Little Vixen with Co-Opera Co. directed by Natascha Metherell, and a toured production of La Bohème in Palestine with the Choir of London directed by Poppy Burton-Morgan. Prior to her undergraduate studies Alexandra sang for an extended season at the National Theatre in their acclaimed production of Coram Boy directed by Melly Still.
A regular concert soloist and recitalist, Alexandra’s recent highlights include Elgar’s Sea Pictures with EUMS Sinfonia at Greyfriar’s Kirk and Dvorák’s Stabat Mater with EUMS Sinfonia and Chorus at St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, Handel’s Dixit Dominus and the Duruflé Requiem with Reading Haydn Choir, Handel’s Messiah Part II with The Kilbarchan Singers, Vivaldi’s Gloria with Kelvin Choir, a gala concert of Music from the Movies with Glasgow Orchestral Society at the RSNO Centre, and recitals for The Cathedral of the Isles and St Michael and All Saints, Edinburgh.