Alexandra Marcellier was born in Perpignan (France). She started her violin studies when being 6 years old. When turning 19 she decided to devote herself to singing. Having completed her studies at the Bordeaux Conservatory with the soprano Maryse Castets and Martine Marcuz, a musical-coach at the Bordeaux Opera, the young soprano is currently being cared for by the soprano Florence Guignolet.
In 2015 she was awarded the “Young Singer’s Prize” from the Vocal Competition of the Friends of the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux. She was subsequently selected to attend the master-class of Silvana Bazzoni-Bartoli at the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad (Switzerland) within three consecutive years. In 2017 she was awarded three prizes from the Osaka Competition as well as the Audience
Prize from the Robert Massard International Competition at the Bordeaux Opera.
In 2018 she made her debut with the Bordeaux Opera singing Rossini’s Stabat Mater, singing the part of Gabriel in Haydn’s The Creation at the Musica Sacra Festival in Perpignan and Eurydice in Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice with the Ensemble Vocal Ariana Médoc. In 2019 she appeared as Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas within the Festival “Eure Poétique & Musicale”, made her debut at the New York Carnegie Hall and appeared in recital at the Paris Salle Gaveau with the soprano Béatrice Uria-Monzon. In 2021 she sang the first Nymph in Rusalka by Dvorak at the Opera of Limoges. Just a few days after singing the title-role of Madama Butterfly at the Saint-Etienne Opera, the Monte-Carlo Opera offered Alexandra Marcellier to take over as Cio-Cio-San from another soprano who had fallen ill.
In March 2022 she will sing La voix humaine by Poulenc with the Verdi orchestra at the Auditorium Fondazione Cariplo in Milan.
“Alexandra Marcellier once again lit up the stage as Butterfly in a role she already inhabits with subtlety and emotion.”
“..The instrument is of great nobility, of a beautiful homogeneity in all registers, and superbly projected. A talent to follow.”
“The voice of the young soprano from Perpignan, a former pupil of Maryse Castets and now of Florence Guignolet, is already supple and assured, the sumptuous legato, the breath..”