A good story reaches past the mind and grabs hold of the heart. We use stories to teach, to inspire, to connect, and to entertain. I tell music-based stories through singing, movement, spoken word, and object work. As a trained soprano and integrative performer, I cross the boundaries of artistic mediums and focus on creating genuine connections with other artists and the audience.
Here’s a bit more about me, and you can just pretend I didn’t write it myself:
Alexandra Plattos Sulack (she/her) is a performer, singer, teacher, and coach. Ms. Plattos Sulack’s performances vary greatly to include the concert, operatic, and improv stages. She is a core member of Forte Chicago, Chicago’s premiere operatic improv and sketch comedy troupe, and a troupe member of the American Immersion Theater. She is currently an Artist-in-Residence with the historic Cliff Dwellers Club of Chicago and, known for her comedic timing, she is the 2018 champion of Opera on Tap Chicago’s Annual Diva Off competition, where she wowed the judges by hula hopping her way through “Der Hölle Rache.”
Recent performances include concerts: Operatic Delights with the Elgin Master Chorale and Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Lewis conducting; world premieres: The Harbingers by Rosśa Crean, and The Distant Flight of Birds by Lara Golan, Sarah Bendix, and Susan Payne O’Brien; derivative works: BIG ENTRANCE, La La Lady Show, and Winter Whispers with Forte Chicago and Covers: A Process, A Slight of Hand and AWAKENING with Mozawa. Other roles include: Anne Egermon (A Little Night Music), Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute), Suor Dolcina (Suor Angelica), and Fé-an-nich-ton (Ba-Ta-Clan). Recordings: Leonardo Leo: Musica Per La Real Cappella Di Napoli, with the Chicago Galant Consort of The Galant Master’s Project.
While Ms. Plattos Sulack is a well-regarded performer, she also has a strong passion for teaching. Ms. Plattos Sulack co-founded The Voice Lab in 2014, a music studio that provides singing lessons, piano lessons, and voice-modification services for trans and non binary individuals. She is an adjunct professor and director of choirs at Morton College, and she is also the President of the Board of Directors for Orvieto Musica, a chamber music festival in central Italy.
As a coach, Ms. Plattos Sulack has had the pleasure of consulting on regional works, such as Cetology by Nelia Miller, The Magic Flute and Peace and Love on Planet Earth: A Universal Cabaret with The Voice Lab, and she has worked with new musicals, such as Stu for Silverton.
She is a proud member of the National Association for Teachers for Singing (NATS), The Voice Foundation, Illinois Education Association-National Education Association, and the PanHellenic Honors Society.
Ms. Plattos Sulack holds degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago and North Park University. Alexandra lives in Chicago with her husband Nathan and their pet turtle, Boris.