Alisa Jordheim studied at the Conservatory of the University of Cincinnati. Whilst there, she performed the roles of Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and Echo (Ariadne auf Naxos). In 2016 she won the William Mattheus Sullivan Foundation’s Rose Bampton Award. She has sung the roles of Constance (Dialogues des Carmélites) at the International Caramoor Festival, Marzelline (Fidelio) at the Madison Opera, Nannetta (Falstaff) at the Emerald City Opera, Micaela (Carmen) with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and Satirino (La Calisto) at the Cincinnati Opera. She was also a member of the Florentine Opera Studio, where she sang numerous roles including Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring), Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro), and Frasquita (Carmen). She also participated in the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program. Last season, she was invited back to the Florentine Opera for the creation of Robert Aldridge’s Sister Carrie (recorded on the Naxos label). Her other roles include Serpetta (La Finta Giardiniera) in Atlanta, Yum Yum (The Mikado with the DuPage Opera), Brahms’s A German Requiem with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and St John’s Passion with the Madison Bach Musicians. In 2018, she played Cunegonde (Leonard Bernstein’s Candide) at the Palm Beach Opera, Venus (John Blow’s Venus and Adonis) and Belinda (Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas) at the Florentine Opera. Her concert repertoire includes Mozart's Requiem and Exsultate, jubilate, Book of proverbs by Michael Torke, Mahler’s 4th Symphony, Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Carl Orff’s Carmina burana.
Projects: Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) at the Boston Midsummer Opera. •
Alisa Jordheim is making her Paris Opera debut