Alexandra Beley


Ukrainian-Canadian Alexandra Beley is quickly establishing herself as an up and coming young mezzo-soprano. Alexandra recently completed two years at L’Atelier Lyrique with Opéra de Montréal, where she made her debut with the company singing Berta (Il barbiere di Siviglia). The following year, Alexandra sang Second Maid in Strauss’s Elektra under the baton of esteemed conductor and upcoming Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera, Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Prior to her time in Montreal, Alexandra completed a year in Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist Program, where she made her debut singing the title role in The Rape of Lucretia. Other roles include Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Dinah (Trouble in Tahiti), and Stéphano (Roméo et Juliette).

Alexandra is thrilled to be making her debut with Bicycle Opera this season. Other highlights in Alexandra’s 2017-2018 season include a return to Opéra de Montréal as Gertrude in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette.

Alex Beley

Q&A with Alex:

When you’re not singing (or cycling), where will we find you?

You’ll catch me drinking coffee, reading (I’m on a massive Atwood kick right now), hanging out/catching up with friends (Being a singer can be hard. All your closest friends live all over the world), or hanging out with my big Ukrainian family (picture My Big Fat Greek Wedding and you’ll have an idea of what we’re like). 

Which opera character is most like you?

Can I be lame and just say the one that I really want to sing?! If I can, then the answer is Charlotte-Werther!!!!

What’s the most embarrassing song on your phone?

I don’t actually keep music on my phone! So, there isn’t anything to be embarrassed about. But on my iPod, there’s probably something questionable from university. 

Bike: Cypress Giant

Colour: Grey