Alex Hetherington


Recently named one of CBC’s “30 hot classical musicians under 30”, mezzo-soprano Alex Hetherington is in her second year of residency with the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble. Recent operatic highlights include singing Mercédès in Carmen and the Attendant in Salome with the Canadian Opera Company, as well as premiering the role of Riley in R.U.R. A Torrent of Light with Tapestry Opera.

Alex has given concert performances with the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Mozart Requiem; Golden Slumbers Kiss Your Eyes), the Victoria Symphony (Songs from the House of Death), the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra (Neruda Songs), and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (The Bear).

Alex holds a Master’s in Opera Performance from the University of Toronto, where she won the Norcop Award in Art Song and completed a research project examining art song performance practice through the lens of modern gender theory.  Alex is passionate about contemporary music, composition, and innovative recital programming.

Photo by Sam Gaetz