Alexis Rodda is a classically-trained soprano described by New York Classical Review as having “a lovely voice, full of color and body in every register.” She attended Princeton University (Bachelor of Arts), Mannes College (Master of Music), and currently attends CUNY Graduate Center as a Five-Year Fellowship recipient and doctoral candidate. Most recently, she won a grant, the Elebash Award, to travel to Munich and explore the works of exiled Austrian composer, Egon Lustgarten, at the Lahr von Leitis Archive.
A strong proponent of new music, she premiered four new works in the past two years including the leading role in a full length opera, A Taste of Damnation, by Avner Finberg. Upcoming operatic roles include Miss Jessel (Turn of the Screw). Previous operatic roles include Miss Jessel (Turn of the Screw), Agathe (Der Freischuetz), Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Hanna (The Merry Widow), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Nedda (I Pagliacci), Nora/Alice (She, After), The Witch (Hansel und Gretel), Berta (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Mimi (La Boheme), Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), and Penelope (Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria).
At Princeton University, she was a Lewis Center for the Arts grant winner to create and sing a new opera by composer Maxwell Mamon, Rosaleen, which had its premiere in Richardson Auditorium.
She was a 2013 Boston Metropolitan Opera National Council District Winner and Regional Finalist, a 2014 NYC Metropolitan Opera National Council Encouragement Award Winner, and a 2014 Elebash Grant Winner. She was a 2016 Serge & Olga Koussevitsky Young Artist Award Finalist and a Violetta DuPont Competition Encouragement Award Winner.
Alexis enjoys frequent concert engagements in the New York City area. Additionally, she is a professional singer at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. Alexis also has an active voice and piano studio in the New York/Connecticut region.
"Ms. Rodda was a vocal symbol of the strength and resilience of her songs. They spoke for the winners past and present who, despite obstacles beyond belief, have emerged with messages of freedom of expression and universal love."
- Brooklyn Discovery