Praised by Opera News for her “impassioned singing,” Polish-American coloratura soprano Alexandra Nowakowski makes her European debut as the title role in Manon with Ópera de Oviedo to start off her 23/24 season. A passionate ambassador of Polish art song, she brings mixed programs to various venues with Polish pianist Michał Biel, including the Palau de la Música, the Lied Festival Life Victoria, and Carnegie Hall’s Citywide Concert Series. A frequent collaborator with the The Metropolitan Opera, she has covered in multiple in productions, including Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, and Gilda in Rigoletto, all for the 21/22 season. She returned for the 22/23 season to cover Barbara/Mrs. Latch in The Hours (Puts), Voce dal cielo in Don Carlo, and Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier. Ms. Nowakowski holds an Artist Diploma from the Academy of Vocal Arts and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A recipient of the Beebe Fund fellowship, she spent several months in Poland to record her debut album of all Polish music, KRAINA (2022). Alexandra is a winner of the 2019 Astral Artists National Competition.