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Alexandra Smither

Iphigenia of the Light

An adventurous performer and one of the CBC’s 2017 30 “Young Hot Classical Musicians Under 30,” Canadian soprano Alexandra Smither is a fresh fixture on the worldwide stage. During the 2021–22 season, Smither makes her debut with the California Symphony as the soloist in Katherine Balch’s Illuminate, and returns to Ars Lyrica to sing Belinda in Dido and Aeneas. In 2017, Smither was the Grand Prize winner at the Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition, earning wins for first prize and the prize for best performance of the year’s commissioned work, Malfunctionlieder, by Cana­dian composer and turntablist Nicole Lizée.