Alexis Rodda is a soprano described by New York Classical Review as having “a lovely voice, full of color and body in every register.” She attended Princeton University (BA), Mannes College (MM), and currently attends CUNY Graduate Center as a five-year fellowship recipient. A strong proponent of new music, she premiered four new works in the past two years including the leading role in a full length opera, A Taste of Damnation, by Avner Finberg. Previous operatic roles include Nedda (I Pagliacci), Nora/Alice (She, After), The Witch (Hansel und Gretel), Berta (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Mimi (La Boheme), Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), and Penelope (Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria). At Princeton, she was a Lewis Center for the Arts grant winner to create and sing a new opera by composer Maxwell Mamon Rosaleen, which had its premiere in Richardson Auditorium. She was a 2013 Boston Metropolitan Opera National Council District Winner and Regional Finalist, a 2014 NYC Metropolitan Opera National Council Encouragement Award Winner, and a 2014 Elebash Grant Winner. This year, she was a Serge & Olga Koussevitsky Young Artist Award Finalist and a Violetta DuPont Competition Encouragement Award Winner. She studies with Arthur Levy and is one of the co-founders of The Secret Opera, where she currently serves as Managing Director.