Alexandra Calado

Alexandra Calado

Mezzo-Soprano

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2017Mozart: La Clemenza di TitoAnnio
2017Bizet: CarmenCarmen
2017Mozart: RequiemAlto
2017Mozart: La Clemenza di TitoAnnio
2017Mozart: La Clemenza di TitoAnnio
2015Puccini: Suor AngelicaBadessa
2015Puccini: Suor AngelicaThe Abbess
2015Vivaldi: Gloria, RV 589, D majorAlto
2014Gluck: Orfeo ed EuridiceOrfeo
2014Puccini: Suor AngelicaZia Principessa
2014Saint-Saëns: Oratorio de Noël, Op. 12Alto
2013Handel: Giulio Cesare in EgittoCornelia
2012Purcell: Dido and AeneasSorceress
2012Pergolesi: Stabat MaterAlto Solo
2012Puccini: Gianni SchicchiLa Ciesca
2011Purcell: Dido and AeneasDido
2011Handel: Saul, HWV 53David
2010Mozart: Die ZauberflöteDritte Dame (Third Lady)
2009Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Alto
2008Puccini: Suor AngelicaMaestra delle Novizie
2007Bach J.S.: Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (St. Matthew Passion)Contralto
2006Mozart: Mass K.317, C major (Coronation)Alto Solo
2000Rossini: Petite Messe SolennelleAlto
2000Mahler: Symphony No. 3, D minorAlto
2000Verdi: RigolettoMaddalena
2000Bernstein: CandideThe Old Lady

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Alexandra Calado graduated in both Acting (Academia Contemporânea do Espectáculo) and Singing (Universidade de Aveiro). She has worked on her Vocal technique and repertoire  with Yvonne Minton, Muriel Corradini, Susan Waters, Pierre Mak, Pat MacMahon, Charlotte Lehmann,Wolfgang Holzmair and Ulrike Sonntag. A recipient of a Scholarship of the prestigious Festival Internacional de Música do Estoril she has performed with some of the most distinguished orchestras in her country. In concert she has sung O. Respighi’s Il Tramonto, C. Saint-Saëns’ Oratorio de Noël, J. C. Bach’s Ach das ich Wassers gnug hätte, G. B. Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, A. Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater and Gloria, G. F. Handel’s The Messiah, M. A. Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit and Te Deum, K. Jenkins’ The Armed Man, W. Mozart’s Requiem, Vesperae Solennes de Confessore and Coronation Mass, J. S. Bach’s Easter Oratorio, Christmas Oratorio and St. Matthew Passion, L. Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and R. Schumann’s Spanische Liebeslieder. She sang the role of David in Handel’s Saul conducted by Brian MacKay. Performed roles on stage include the title role in Bizet’s “Carmen”,  Annio in “La Clemenza di Tito”, Orfeo in “Orfeo ed Euridice”, Cornelia in “Giulio Cesare”, The Old Lady in “Candide”, Dido and Sorceress in “Dido and Aeneas”, La Ciesca in “Gianni  Schicchi”, Dritte Dame in ”Die Zauberflöte”, Amastre in “Xerxes”, la Zia Principessa, Badessa and Maestra delle Novizie in “Suor Angelica”. She premiered the roles of Monstra in J. Salgueiro’s opera A Coragem e o Pessimismo and Mãe in the opera A Árvore dos Sonhos (J.M. Oliveira) which was especially written for her. Ms Calado appeared as Miss Trufa in C. Buarque’s Os Saltimbancos and Babette in the Disney musical Beauty and the Beast. In Porto’s National Theatre Alexandra played Ariel in Shakespeare’s The Tempest. She took part in the musical comedy Porto em Directo, a new production from Argentinean stage director Claudio Hochman and composer Carlos Azevedo. She was a member of the ensemble of Porto São Bento in Porto’s Teatro Carlos Alberto and  premiered A Dama Pé-de-Cabra, based on Alexandre Herculano’s story. On stage Ms Calado has been directed by Roberto Recchia, Eleonora Paternitti, Nuno Cardoso, Detlef Soelter, Guilherme Mendonça, Giulio Ciabatti, Christopher Cowell, Carleen Graham, Mário Moutinho, Jane Davidson, Gabriel Villela, Silviu Purcarete and Sandra Mladenovitch. She has worked with conductors Ernst Schelle, Alba Bonfim, Renata Oliveira, Armando Vidal, António Sérgio Ferreira, Shioban O’Higgins, Rui Massena, Christopher Bagan, João Paulo Janeiro, Egon Mihajlovic, José Ferreira Lobo, António Vassalo Lourenço, Artur Pinho, Jairo Grossi, Paulo Lourenço, Laurence Gowlan, Rui Pinheiro, Ernani Malleta, Luís Carvalho aKamen Goleminov. This Fall she will play Caliope in the portuguese baroque gem “Vida do grande D. Quixote e do gordo Sancho Pança” .


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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito Annio Immediately Centro Cultural De Belém 2017
Bizet: Carmen Carmen 1 week Teatro Aveirense 2017
Mozart: Requiem Alto 24 hours AAOUP 2017
Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito Annio Teatro Thalia (Lisbon) 2017
Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito Annio Teatro Municipal de Almada 2017