Alexandra Dietrich, originally from Freeport, Maine, is a mezzo-soprano who is being praised for singing with “passion and understanding”. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor’s in Music Performance, and attended the Longy School of Music for her Graduate Performance degree in Opera. Her 2011-2012 began with performing as a soloist with the Longwood Opera summer concert series, and singing the alto solos in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Choral Fantasy with the Paul Madore Chorale Summer Sing. Her performance, in December, with the Harvard Early Music Society in Cavalli’s “La Calisto”, as both Linfea and La Natura, was called “compelling” by the Boston Music Intelligencer. In 2012, Ms. Dietrich will return to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in March as the alto soloist with the Brown University Orchestra, under the baton of Paul Phillips. She will also be covering the role of Bobilykha in the Russian language premiere of Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Snegurochka” with Lowell House Opera. She is thrilled to have recently joined both the faculty of the North End Music and Performing Arts Center music directing their musical theatre classes, and the music ensemble at Church on the Hill in Boston, MA. Ms. Dietrich will also be joining the artist roster of the Boston Opera Collaborative for their 2012 season.