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Alessandra Testai


Alessandra Testai

Alessandra was born in the port city of Livorno, Tuscany. She began her singing studies at the age of 16 at Liceo Musicale Pietro Mascagni, subsequently attending the University of Pisa. She continued her singing studies in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Alessandra has her musical roots in the varied traditions of Italian song – opera, classical recital repertoire and the popular songs of the street and countryside.

She has sung as a soloist in opera and oratorio in several international festivals throughout Europe; roles include Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro (Cortona, Italy), Eve and Gabriel in Haydn’s Creation (Cyprus) and various roles in Cavalieri’s Rappresentazione di Anima e di Corpo (La Chaise-Dieu, France, and Southwark Festival, London), Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, The Island Princess and Dido and Aeneas, Monteverdi’s Orfeo and Cimarosa’s  Amor Rende Sagace.

Alessandra was an award winner at Brighton Festival Fringe 2007 with the storytelling show “Psyche and Eros”. Recent concert performances include Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle for Crowborough Choral Society and recitals at Finchcocks Musical Museum in Kent. Alessandra has given lectures and classes at the Royal Academy of Music, Trinity College, the Royal College of Music, at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and at the University of Malmö in Sweden.

Forthcoming engagements include various recitals for Arts Centres and music societies with her lutenist husband Robin Jeffrey, and with pianist Emma Abbate (Click here for Emma's webite).

  Music samples: Alessandra and Emma in recital
  G.Rossini - L'invito

  F.P.Tosti - 'A Vucchella


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