About

Alexandra Plattos soprano black dress laugh
Photo: Steve Graue
Alexandra Plattos soprano
Photo by: Timothy J. Harris Jr.
Alexandra Plattos soprano
Photo by: LiveSideMedia
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 classically-trained soprano and integrative performer, I cross the boundaries of artistic mediums and focus on creating genuine connections with other artists and the audience.
I’ve noticed that people love lists. So, here are a few things you should know about me:
    • I teach, I coach, and I perform
    • I love making art with others and sharing it with the world
    • I am an ensemble member of Forte Chicago
    • I’m a co-founder and teacher at The Voice Lab
    • I’m an adjunct professor and direct of choirs at Morton College, and
    • I’m an ensemble member of the American Immersion Theater
    • Have I mentioned that I’m a photographer, too?

Great roles I’ve sung:

  • Anne, A Little Night Music
  • Frasquita, Carmen
  • Queen of the Night, The Magic Flute
  • Suor Dolcina, Suor Angelica
  • Fé-an-nich-ton, Ba-Ta-Clan

Other exciting performances:

  • La La Lady Show, Forte Chicago
  • Winter Whisper, Forte Chicago
  • Covers: A Process, Mozawa, Museum of Contemporary Art
  • “Glitter and Be Gay,” Candide, with the Joliet Symphony Orchestra
  • 10th and 9th Annual Schubertiade! hosted by the PianoForte Foundation
  • Leonardo Leo: Musica Per La Real Cappella Di Napoli (CD Recording), with the Chicago Galant Consort of The Galant Master’s Project

Cool venues where I’ve sung:

  • Teatro Mancinelli, Orvieto, Italy
  • Palmer House Hilton Grand Ballroom
  • Navy Pier Grand Ballroom
  • Merle Reskin Theatre

Have I mentioned world premiers? Here are a few:

  • The Distant Flight of Birds, by Sarah Bendix, Susan O’Brien, and Lara Golan
  • Woman 2, Sweets by Kate, by Griffin Candey and Thom Miller
  • and she held it in her hand, by Mike Junokas

Amazing works I’ve coached:

  • Stu for Silverton, a new American musical by Breedlove and Peter Duchan, inspired by the life of Stu Rasmussen and the community of Silverton, Oregon.
  • Cetology, by Nelia Miller

Competitions I’ve conquered:

  • 2018 Diva Off, Opera on Tap Chicago
  • Grand Prize, Joliet Symphony Concerto Competition
  • Blanche Artis Lewis Award, Greek Women’s University Club
  • PanHellenic Academic Award and Scholarship
  • Donald and Leah Riddle Prize
  • Chicago Bar Association Music Award

My Affiliations:

  • National Association for Teachers for Singing (NATS)
  • The Voice Foundation
  • Illinois Education Association-National Education Association
  • PanHellenic Honors Society

A few other details:

  • Masters of Music in Vocal Performance, North Park University
    • Studied with Annie Picard
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Graduated summa cum laude

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