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Rebekah Alexander
Stage Director

A strong advocate of contemporary classical music, Rebekah Alexander has performed many works by renowned and living composers such as Jake Heggie, Chris Cerrone, George Lewis, Georges Aperghis, Osvaldo Golijov, Kate Soper, Kaija Saariaho and David Leisner as well as the premieres of several new compositions with Guerilla Opera, Time’s Arrow Ensemble, the Studio for New Music Ensemble, ALEA III, Boston Chance Orchestra, Intersection Ensemble, Chatterbird Ensemble, Bent Frequency and soundSCAPE festival.  Past concert appearances include Danielpour Sonnets to Orpheus, Hartmann Fuhrwahr…?, Mozart Requiem, Messiaen Poemes pour Mi, Poulenc Gloria, Faure Requiem, and Handel Messiah. Onstage Rebekah has appeared as Lucy in Threepenny Opera, Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, the Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte, La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi and Bubikopf in Der Kaiser von Atlantis.  She has performed with Newburyport Theatre, Street Theatre Company, Opera Hub, Worcester Opera Works, Boston Opera Collaborative, Lowell House Opera, New England Light Opera, Opera Del West, and Longwood Opera.

Winner of the Pittsburgh Concert Society Grant in 2009, Rebekah has competed and advanced in several competitions including the International Boulanger Voice/Piano Duo competition, the Mario Lanza competition, the Arlington Philharmonic competition, the Young Concert Artist competition, the Koussevitzky Young Artists Award competition, the Concert Artists Guild competition, and the American Prize Art Song competition.  In April 2011, Rebekah was invited to participate in the prestigious Gaudeamus Interpreter’s Competition in Amsterdam, presenting repertoire involving electronics including Phonemena by Milton Babbitt.  Rebekah was invited to the soundSCAPE festival to work with renowned contemporary soprano Toni Arnold in July 2012 where she premiered Building Fractures by composer Carter John Rice.  In 2015, she produced and performed "Desire: where it leads us", a hybrid collaborative arts recital experience which explored the question of desire in music, drama, spoken word, and film.  An avid recitalist, Rebekah continues to present programs with duo partner Christina Wright-Ivanova that blend art song and performance art such as her 2018 multimedia reflection on the mythological figure Phaedra entitled "Look into my eyes {she pleads}" that involved music by Crumb, Schwantner, Bravi as well as theatrical monologues, poetry, and photography.

Directing is a new venture for Rebekah as she branches out from producing and directing her own projects to doing so for regional companies including Pipeline Collective, a new play incubator company based in Nashville.  Her most recent project is a collaborative project presented at the 2021 Minnesota Fringe Festival where she co-directs and performs in a film/performance art adaption of Kurt Weill's Seven Deadly Sins.

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