Biography

The young Berliner, Alexandra Ionis, currently lives in her home city and since October 2014 receives training by Kammersängerin Deborah Polaski. Her singing studies also led her to the Conservatorio di musica Giuseppe Verdi in Milan where she was trained by Daniela Uccello. In Rome, where Alexandra Ionis became a member of the International Opera Studio at the Accademia nazionale di Santa Cecilia, she received further important influence from Renata Scotto and worked with the pianist Fabio Centanni, among others.

In 2014, her collaboration with renowned Italian pianist Sergio Lattes began; a collaboration dedicated primarily to the interpretation of the Kunstlied. The first Liederabend, containing works by Shostakovich and Ravel, brought her to the philharmonic hall of Messina and was followed by a Lied-cycle with works by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff in Milan.
In 2016, Alexandra Ionis debuted next to Ricarda Merbeth and Laura Aikin in R. Strauss‘  Die ägyptische Helena at the Deutsche Oper Berlin under the baton of Andrew Litton (Stage Direction: Marco Arturo Marelli). The performance was followed by another important opera project in the form of Aribert Reimann’s Melusine/Pythia under Errico Fresis and Frank Hilbrich at the Universität der Künste Berlin.

In addition to a vast opera repertoire, her concert repertoire includes works such as Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, and Mahler’s Symphony no. 3, which she recently performed in Hannover.
 
Opera engagements of past seasons include Roßweiße in Die Walküre under the baton of Stefan Reck at Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari and under Juraj Valčuha at Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Death in Venice under Donald Runnicles and Graham Vick as well as Il viaggio a Reims/Maddalena and Il trovatore, both under Giacomo Sagripanti, at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Widmann’s Babylon and Reimann’s Gespenstersonate/Mumie at Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, Maddalena at Dresden’s Semperoper, Annina/Der Rosenkavalier, Ulrica/Un ballo in maschera and Marcellina/Le nozze di Figaro at Opera Chemnitz, as well as several roles in the production Die Schneekönigin at Deutsche Oper Berlin’s Tischlerei stage.

In the season 2021/22 Alexandra Ionis sings Annina/Der Rosenkavalier at Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin (Simone Young/André Heller), Margret/Wozzeck at Palau de les Arts in Valencia (under James Gaffigan) and can be seen and heard in the revivals of Viaggio a Reims/Maddalena and of Schneekönigin (Tischlerei) at Deutsche Oper Berlin, as well as in the world premiere of Péter Eötvös’ opera Sleepless at Staatsoper Unter den Linden. The latter takes her to Geneva and Budapest for further performances.
In addition she can be heard in a semi-staged performance (Calixto Bieito) of Zimmermann's "Die Soldaten"/Stolzius' Mutter with the Gürzenich-Orchester with concerts in Cologne and in Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie.

In the coming season she will sing Schwertleite in the new Ring production at Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin (staged by Dmitri Tcherniakov) under the musical direction of Daniel Barenboim and will be back on stage in the revival of Die Schneekönigin at Deutsche Oper Berlin's Tischlerei.

As of 2018, Alexandra Ionis is a scholarship holder of the Richard-Wagner-Verband.

Management



Artist Manager
 
 
 
 
Ingunn Sighvatsdóttir
Artist Manager
ingunn@orlob.net 
Mobil: +49-173-2 067 821

Repertoire

Repertoire Concert

Bach, J.S. Christmas Oratorio
Mahler Symphony no 3 (alt solo)
Rossini Petite messe sollenelle (alto solo)
Verdi Messa da Requiem
 

Repertoire Opera

Bizet Carmen Carmen*
Britten Death in Venice Beggar / 4th alto
Donizetti La Favorite Léonor de Guzman*
Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana Santuzza*
Mozart Die Zauberflöte 3rd Lady
  La clemenza di Tito Sesto
  Le nozze di Figaro Marcellina
Penderbayne Die Schneekönigin Räubertochter, Prinzessin, Lappin
Reimann Gespenstersonate Die Mumie
  Melusine Pythia
Rossini Il viaggio a Reims Maddalena
Saint-Saens Samson et Dalila Dalila*
Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Annina
  Die Ägyptische Helena Elfe
Verdi Aida Amneris*
  Il trovatore Azucena*
    Inez
  Un ballo in maschera Ulrica
Wagner Die Walküre Fricka*
    Rossweisse
    Schwertleite
  Tannhäuser Venus
Widmann Babylon Septette
Zimmermann Die Soldaten Stolzius‘ Mutter

*in preparation
 

 

Press

Wozzeck / Palau de les Arts / 30.05.2022 / operaactual.com


"la brillante Margret de Alexandra Ionis"  

Wozzeck / Palau de les Arts / 28.05.2022 / tempsarts.cat


"Alexandra Ionis va encarnar una excellent Margret" 

Wozzeck / Palau de les Arts / 27.05.2022 / levante-emv.com


"A tono con el sobresaliente nivel general [...] la vacilona y calentona Margret de Alexandra Ionis."  

Un ballo in maschera / Oper Chemnitz / 03.12.17 / mrd.de


"Überzeugend war auch Altistin Alexandra Ionis" 

Un ballo in maschera / Oper Chemnitz / 03.12.17 / freiepresse.de


"sorgt für Gänsehautmomente" 

Un ballo in maschera / Oper Chemnitz / 03.12.17 / theaterfoerderverein-chemnitz.de


"Wie leicht, oder wie glänzend kommt rüber, was doch so schwer zu singen ist" 

Un ballo in maschera / Oper Chemnitz / 02.12.17 / concerti.de


"das Profil eines sehr gut entwickelten Mezzosoprans" 

Der Rosenkavalier / Opernhaus Chemnitz / 08.10.17 / der-neue-merker.eu


"mit einem voluminösen Mezzo" 

Gespenstersonate / Werkstatt der Staatsoper Berlin / 28.06.17 / badische-zeitung.de


"mit mächtigem Mezzo und enorm fokussiert" 

Gespenstersonate / Werkstatt der Staatsoper Berlin / 27.06.17 / anaclase.com


"l'excellente Mumie d'Alexandra Ionis" 

Gespenstersonate / Werkstatt der Staatsoper Berlin / 26.06.17 / tagesspiegel.de


"mit bemerkenswerter Stimmkraft und emotionaler Präsenz" 

Mahler 3. Sinfonie / Kurhaus Bad Bevensen / 05.01.17 / barftgaans.de


"Makellos die Mezzosopranistin" 

Die ägyptische Helena / Deutsche Oper Berlin / 09.04.16 / konzertkritikopernkritikberlin.wordpress.com


"fußflinke und schön singende Solistinnen" 

News

Always on the road... Wozzeck in Valencia
After enthusing the audience as Annina /Der Rosenkavalier at Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin (Simone Young/André Heller) and in the scenic Bernd Alois Zimmermann/Calixto Bieito project in Cologne and Hamburg, the journey continues for Alexandra Ionis.

It will be her Spanish debut when, for the first time, Alexandra is on stage as Margret in Alban Berg's WOZZECK at Valencia's Palau de les Arts.
The staging by Andreas Kriegenburg is conducted by James Gaffigan and will celebrate its Valencia premiere on May 26th, 2022.

Further performances on: May 29/31 and June 03/05

www.lesarts.com/... 

News

Sleepless in Budapest
After highly successful performance series at Berlin's Staatsoper Unter den Linden as well as Geneva's Grand Théâtre the new opera by Péter Eötvös, "Sleepless", can now be experienced one last time, this time in the homeland of the composer.

The concert performance will take place at Müpa Budapest on April 12 with Péter Eötvös himself at the conductor's stand and our three participating singers: Tómas Tómasson, Arttu Kataja and Alexandra Ionis.

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