South Carolinian Alexis Aimé has been praised for her “rich-toned” and “gleaming” soprano voice in her performances across the United States and in Europe. She is currently finishing her Master of Music Degree at University of Maryland’s Opera Studio. As a second year student, this fall she performed Female Chorus in Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia. In spring 2017, Ms. Aimé performed the roles of Euridice and Amor in Orfeo ed Euridice (on alternate performances) and the role of Publique Opinionin Orphée aux enfers. Receiving her bachelor’s degree in vocal performance at Oberlin Conservatory, Ms. Aimé performed Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel and Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus. She also sang the role of Lady Macduff in Bloch’s Macbeth at Manhattan School of Music.
Ms. Aimé has been privileged to perform in several recitals at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall; performances include "Meine Lippen," “C’en est donc fait” from La Fille du Régiment, “Csardas” from Die Fledermaus, and “Gretchen am Spinnrade” by Schubert. Ms. Aimé was also invited to perform at TedX Nashville in a presentation on music business following the success of her Carnegie Hall debut.
Repertoire for Ms. Aimé also includes scenes performed on stage: Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, Violetta in La Traviata, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Mimi in La bohème, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and Leila in Les pêcheurs de perles.
Summers have included both studying and performing: As a Gerdine Young Artist at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Ms. Aimé covered the role of Denyce Graves’ child in Champion and performed in Il tabarro, Pagliacci, and The Kiss. At Academy of Vocal Arts’ Russian Workshop, she sang the role of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta. As a concert artist at the Oberlin in Italy program, she performed 15 concerts across Tuscany, including the prestigious Tournabuoni in Florence. In addition, Ms. Aimé was asked to perform in an Italian film documentary while living abroad. Summer 2017 will include performances with Music Academy International in Italy performing the role of Noémie in Cendrillon and covering Pamina in Die Zauberflöte.
Outside of her degree work, Ms. Aimé has studied with Ruth Falcon and Bill Stone; and coached extensively with Danielle Orlando, Miah Im and Christopher Cano. At Oberlin Conservatory, her instructors included Lorraine Manz and Jonathon Field and at Maryland Opera Studio, she studied with Linda Mabbs, coached with Justina Lee and her director, Craig Kier.