The young Berliner, Alexandra Ionis, currently lives in her home city and since October 2014 receives training by Kammersängerin Deborah Polaski. Her singing studies also led her to the Conservatorio di musica Giuseppe Verdi in Milan where she was trained by Daniela Uccello. In Rome, where Alexandra Ionis became a member of the International Opera Studio at the Accademia nazionale di Santa Cecilia, she received further important influence from Renata Scotto and worked with the pianist Fabio Centanni, among others.

In 2014, her collaboration with renowned Italian pianist Sergio Lattes began; a collaboration dedicated primarily to the interpretation of the Kunstlied. The first Liederabend, containing works by Shostakovich and Ravel, brought her to the philharmonic hall of Messina and was followed by a Lied-cycle with works by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff in Milan.
In 2016, Alexandra Ionis debuted next to Ricarda Merbeth and Laura Aikin in R. Strauss‘  Die ägyptische Helena at the Deutsche Oper Berlin under the baton of Andrew Litton (Stage Direction: Marco Arturo Marelli). The performance was followed by another important opera project in the form of Aribert Reimann’s Melusine/Pythia under Errico Fresis and Frank Hilbrich at the Universität der Künste Berlin.

In addition to a vast opera repertoire, her concert repertoire includes works such as Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, and Mahler’s Symphony no. 3, which she recently performed in Hannover.
Opera engagements of past seasons include Roßweiße in Die Walküre under the baton of Stefan Reck at Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari and under Juraj Valčuha at Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Death in Venice under Donald Runnicles and Graham Vick as well as Il viaggio a Reims/Maddalena and Il trovatore, both under Giacomo Sagripanti, at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Widmann’s Babylon and Reimann’s Gespenstersonate/Mumie at Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, Maddalena at Dresden’s Semperoper, Annina/Der Rosenkavalier, Ulrica/Un ballo in maschera and Marcellina/Le nozze di Figaro at Opera Chemnitz, as well as several roles in the production Die Schneekönigin at Deutsche Oper Berlin’s Tischlerei stage.

In the season 2021/22 Alexandra Ionis sang Annina/Der Rosenkavalier at Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin (Simone Young/André Heller), Margret/Wozzeck at Palau de les Arts in Valencia (under James Gaffigan) and could be seen and heard in the revivals of Viaggio a Reims/Maddalena and of Schneekönigin (Tischlerei) at Deutsche Oper Berlin, as well as in the world premiere of Péter Eötvös’ opera Sleepless at Staatsoper Unter den Linden with additional performances in Geneva and Budapest.
In addition she could be heard in a staged project with music by Zimmermann (staging by Calixto Bieito) with the Gürzenich-Orchester under François-Xavier Roth in Philharmonie Cologne and the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

In the season 2022/23 she sang Schwertleite in the new Ring production at Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin (staged by Dmitri Tcherniakov) under the musical direction of Christian Thielemann and Thomas Guggeis and could again be seen and heard in the revival of Die Schneekönigin at Deutsche Oper Berlin's Tischlerei.

Projects of the season 2023/24 include the revivals of Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims and S. Penderbayne’s Die Schneekönigin at Deutsche Oper Berlin, and concert performances of Zimmermann's Die Soldaten/Stolzius' Mutter with the Gürzenich-Orchester and François-Xavier Roth (staging: Calixto Bieito) in Cologne, Hamburg and Paris, as well as of Elektra/1. Magd with the Berliner Philharmoniker under Kirill Petrenko with concerts in Berlin and Baden-Baden.

As of this season, Ionis is a member of the ensemble at Theater Bielefeld, where her first season includes roles such as Anaide in Leoncavallo’s Zazà, Mrs. Quickly in Verdi’s Falstaff, as well as the mezzo part in Verdi’s Requiem.

As of 2018, Alexandra Ionis is a scholarship holder of the Richard-Wagner-Verband.


Artist Manager
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Artist Manager 
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Repertoire Concert

Bach, J.S. Christmas Oratorio
Mahler Symphony no 3 (alt solo)
Rossini Petite messe sollenelle (alto solo)
Verdi Messa da Requiem

Repertoire Opera

Bizet Carmen Carmen*
Britten Death in Venice Beggar / 4th alto
Donizetti La Favorite Léonor de Guzman*
Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana Santuzza*
Mozart Die Zauberflöte 3rd Lady
  La clemenza di Tito Sesto
  Le nozze di Figaro Marcellina
Penderbayne Die Schneekönigin Räubertochter, Prinzessin, Lappin
Reimann Gespenstersonate Die Mumie
  Melusine Pythia
Rossini Il viaggio a Reims Maddalena
Saint-Saens Samson et Dalila Dalila*
Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Annina
  Die Ägyptische Helena Elfe
Verdi Aida Amneris*
  Il trovatore Azucena*
  Un ballo in maschera Ulrica
Wagner Die Walküre Fricka*
  Tannhäuser Venus
Widmann Babylon Septette
Zimmermann Die Soldaten Stolzius‘ Mutter

*in preparation



Wozzeck / Palau de les Arts / 30.05.2022 /

"la brillante Margret de Alexandra Ionis"  

Wozzeck / Palau de les Arts / 28.05.2022 /

"Alexandra Ionis va encarnar una excellent Margret" 

Wozzeck / Palau de les Arts / 27.05.2022 /

"A tono con el sobresaliente nivel general [...] la vacilona y calentona Margret de Alexandra Ionis."  

Un ballo in maschera / Oper Chemnitz / 03.12.17 /

"Überzeugend war auch Altistin Alexandra Ionis" 

Un ballo in maschera / Oper Chemnitz / 03.12.17 /

"sorgt für Gänsehautmomente" 

Un ballo in maschera / Oper Chemnitz / 03.12.17 /

"Wie leicht, oder wie glänzend kommt rüber, was doch so schwer zu singen ist" 

Un ballo in maschera / Oper Chemnitz / 02.12.17 /

"das Profil eines sehr gut entwickelten Mezzosoprans" 

Der Rosenkavalier / Opernhaus Chemnitz / 08.10.17 /

"mit einem voluminösen Mezzo" 

Gespenstersonate / Werkstatt der Staatsoper Berlin / 28.06.17 /

"mit mächtigem Mezzo und enorm fokussiert" 

Gespenstersonate / Werkstatt der Staatsoper Berlin / 27.06.17 /

"l'excellente Mumie d'Alexandra Ionis" 

Gespenstersonate / Werkstatt der Staatsoper Berlin / 26.06.17 /

"mit bemerkenswerter Stimmkraft und emotionaler Präsenz" 

Mahler 3. Sinfonie / Kurhaus Bad Bevensen / 05.01.17 /

"Makellos die Mezzosopranistin" 

Die ägyptische Helena / Deutsche Oper Berlin / 09.04.16 /

"fußflinke und schön singende Solistinnen" 


A regular guest in Berlin!
Alexandra Ionis sings regularly at both major opera houses in Berlin and could most recently be heard in "Der Rosenkavalier", Rossini's "Il Viaggio a Reims" as well as in the world premiere of Peter Eötvös' new opera "Sleepless".

In this season she can again be found on Berlin's stages, first as Schwertleite/Die Walküre in the new Ring at Staatsoper Unter den Linden, staged by Dmitri Tcherniakov and conducted by Christian Thielemann and Thomas Guggeis (Premiere on October 3rd, 2022)

Subsequently, and season appropriate, she will return to Deutsche Oper Berlin for the revival of the highly successful production "Die Schneekönigin" (S. Penderbayne) on December 4th, 2022, in which she sings no less than four roles.

Performance dates "Die Walküre": October 03/16/30, 2022

Performance dates "Die Schneekönigin":
December 04/05/09/10/11/12/16/18/19, 2022
& January 21/23/24/25/26, 2023

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