Biography

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 begun; 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 March of 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.
 
Alexandra Ionis’ extensive opera repertoire also includes roles such as Olga/Eugen Onegin, 2nd Lady and 3rd Lady/Die Zauberflöte, Sesto/La Clemenza di Tito, Fenena/Nabucco, Maddalena/Rigoletto, and Flora/La Traviata. In addition, she is momentarily working on such roles as Isabella/L’italiana in Algeri, Léonore/La Favorite, Prinz Orlofsky/Die Fledermaus, and Charlotte/Werther.
 
Her concert repertoire includes works such as Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, Verdi’s Requiem, and Mahler’s Symphony no. 3, which she recently performed in Hannover.
 
Engagements of the last seasons include i.a. Death in Venice under the baton of Donald Runnicles and Graham Vick, as well as Il viaggio a Reims/Maddalena and Il trovatore each under Giacomo Sagripanti at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Reimann’s Gespenstersonate at Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin and Annina/Der Rosenkavalier, Ulrica/Un ballo in maschera and Marcellina/Le nozze di Figaro at Opera Chemnitz.
 
As of 2018, Alexandra Ionis is a scholarship holder of the Richard-Wagner-Verband. Within this context she already sung a special concert at the Opera Chemnitz.
Further engagements 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, as well as Widmann’s Babylon under Daniel Barenboim at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin.
In the upcoming season she will be a part of Die Schneekönigin at Tischlerei of the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Management



Artist Manager
 
 
 
 
Ingunn Sighvatsdóttir
Artist Manager
ingunn@orlob.net 
Mobil: +49-173-2 067 821

News

Horne, Ionis, Keitel and Bork: Godfather and Valkyries in Bari!
Hojotoho! Betsy Horne/Gerhilde, Alexandra Ionis/Rossweisse and Niina Keitel/Grimgerde embodied the Valkyries in Wagner’s eponymous opera pugnaciously and with vocal power at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari. Furthermore, Robert Bork sang Wotan under the baton of Stefan Anton Reck.
 
At this point, we would like to mention some of the upcoming engagements including our artists:

As from May 11, Alexandra Ionis and Niina Keitel  will once again take on the roles of Rossweisse and Grimgerde. This time at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples and together with Juraj Valčuha at the conductor’s stand, Tómas Tómasson as Wotan, Runi Brattaberg as Hunding, Barbara Haveman as Sieglinde, Ursula Hesse von den Steinen as Fricka, as well as Raffaela Lintl and Robyn Allegra Parton as Valkyries. (Further performance dates: May 12/16/17/18). 

Betsy Horne will perform two great Wagner roles on the occassion of the Internationale Maifestspiele at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, each under the baton of GMD Patrick Lange:
Elisabeth/Tannhäuser on May 26 (with Andreas Schager as Tannhäuser); Eva/Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg on May 30 and June 30

On April 28, Robert Bork will perform the Wotan in Die Walküre at the Staatstheater Kassel under the baton of Francesco Angelico and besides Yorck Felix Speer as Hunding.

Press

Un ballo in maschera / Oper Chemnitz / 03.12.17 / mrd.de


"Überzeugend war auch Altistin Alexandra Ionis" 

Un ballo in maschera / Oper Chemnitz / 03.12.17 / freiepresse.de


"sorgt für Gänsehautmomente" 

Un ballo in maschera / Oper Chemnitz / 03.12.17 / theaterfoerderverein-chemnitz.de


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

Un ballo in maschera / Oper Chemnitz / 02.12.17 / concerti.de


"das Profil eines sehr gut entwickelten Mezzosoprans" 

Der Rosenkavalier / Opernhaus Chemnitz / 08.10.17 / der-neue-merker.eu


"mit einem voluminösen Mezzo" 

Gespenstersonate / Werkstatt der Staatsoper Berlin / 28.06.17 / badische-zeitung.de


"mit mächtigem Mezzo und enorm fokussiert" 

Gespenstersonate / Werkstatt der Staatsoper Berlin / 27.06.17 / anaclase.com


"l'excellente Mumie d'Alexandra Ionis" 

Gespenstersonate / Werkstatt der Staatsoper Berlin / 26.06.17 / tagesspiegel.de


"mit bemerkenswerter Stimmkraft und emotionaler Präsenz" 

Mahler 3. Sinfonie / Kurhaus Bad Bevensen / 05.01.17 / barftgaans.de


"Makellos die Mezzosopranistin" 

Die ägyptische Helena / Deutsche Oper Berlin / 09.04.16 / konzertkritikopernkritikberlin.wordpress.com


"fußflinke und schön singende Solistinnen" 
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