Mezzo-soprano and composer Alex Hetherington has established herself as a skilled interpreter of opera and art song, with a specialty in contemporary music. She is currently completing a Masters of Opera Performance at the University of Toronto, where she was last year’s recipient of the Jim and Charlotte Norcop Art Song Award.
Recent engagements include Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and the title role in La tragédie de Carmen (University of Toronto Opera), Nicklausse/Muse in Tales of Hoffmann (Toronto City Opera), and Juno in Semele (Toronto Lyric Opera Centre), as well as The House in Tapestry Opera’s recording of Rocking Horse Winner, which made its premiere on CBC Music’s Saturday Afternoon at the Opera. Alex has also given recent concert performances with Toronto Summer Music (Beyond Borders), Canadian Art Song Project (dawn always begins in the bones), Camera Ensemble (Art Song Project), and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (The Bear).
In addition to collaborating with composers of our day, Alex is herself a composer, with works performed in concert by ensembles such as the Gryphon Trio and members of Esprit Orchestra. In her spare time, Alex can be found reading, gardening, and admiring dogs.