Alexandra Meier was born in Basel, Switzerland where she developed a passion for theatre and music, performing in children’s theatre, singing in choirs and playing the cello. She is a 2023 graduate from the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she studied voice with John Evans.
Recent operatic performances include the title role in "La Cenerentola" with Longhope Opera, as well as Berthe in Judith Weir's "Blond Eckbert" and Sister Helen Prejean in Jake Heggie's "Dead Man Walking" with Guildhall Opera.
As a 2022/23 Britten-Pears Young Artist, she participated in a residential course on opera arias with Antonio Pappano, Julia Faulkner and Gweneth Ann Rand in Snape Maltings. She returned to Snape for recital performances at Aldeburgh festival with pianist Hebba Benyaghla, as well as masterclasses with Roderick Williams and Ann Murray.
She has performed at Theater Basel as “Der Trommler” in Viktor Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis, and “Anneli” in Dai Fujikura’s Der Goldkäfer. With the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz she played “Hänsel” in a semi-staged performance of Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel.
Before coming to London, she studied at the Hochschule für Musik Basel with Isolde Siebert and participated in masterclasses with Margreet Honig and Marcel Boone. During this time she developed an interest in contemporary music, performing works by Toshio Hosokawa, Luciano Berio, György Kurtág, and collaborating with various composers on new pieces.
In oratorio she has sung Vivaldi’s Gloria and Händel’s The Messiah with the Basler Madrigalisten. Her previously performed oratorio repertoire also includes Mozart’s Requiem, H.I.F. Biber’s Missa Bruxellensis, E.T.A Hoffmann’s Miserere, and Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle.