Mezzo-soprano and composer, Alex Hetherington, recently finished her Bachelor of Music at the University of Toronto, and was the recipient of a prestigious Faculty of Music Graduating Award. Since graduating, Alex has had a busy season, making role debuts as Nicklausse in Toronto City Opera’s Tales of Hoffmann, and Juno in Toronto Lyric Opera Centre’s Semele. She performed in Ana Sokolović’s groundbreaking song cycle, dawn always begins in the bones, first in Winnipeg in the Manitoba premiere of this work, and later in Toronto- both performances funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Alex sang Ligeti’s Öt Arany-dal (Five Gold Songs) in Classical Context’s spring concert, Prehistoric Ligeti, and performed at Toronto Summer Music Festival as an Art of Song Fellow. Alex has also sung recently with Orpheus Choir of Toronto (Sidgwick Scholar, 2018-2020), Camera Ensemble (Art Song Project, 2016), and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (The Bear, 2014).