Meet Cuban-American mezzo-soprano Alexandra Urquiola. Based in Stuttgart, Germany, Alexandra is currently a member of the Opernstudio at Staatsoper Stuttgart. While performances were canceled throughout the U.S. this summer, rehearsals and productions kept on rolling in Europe, presenting new challenges for Alexandra and her colleagues in Stuttgart. “Right now, we’re in production for L’enfant et les sortilèges and my biggest hurdle is keeping the active impulses of a bratty, little kid while constantly maintaining six meters of distance from my colleagues. We usually have so many gears turning during rehearsal anyways- the music, the conductor’s vision, the director’s vision, your instincts…to then also make sure you are staying completely safe to avoid the spread of a pandemic, is another level.” In her downtime, Alexandra has been enjoying watching the Great British Bake-Off. “I get so invested in how the bakes turn out!!”
To learn more about Alexandra and view performances, check her out here!