(Born July 29, 1957)
Alessandra Marc is an award-winning American dramatic soprano who has appeared in many of the world's major opera houses.
She is particularly admired for her interpretations of the works of Richard Strauss, Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi. She is also a highly respected interpreter of the title role in Puccini’s Turandot.
Alessandra Marc began singing small roles with the Washington National Opera in the early 1980s and made her major debut with them as Giannetta in Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore.
She made several notable appearances playing the role of Iphigenia in Wagner's resetting of Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride at the Waterloo Festival and she played Ismene/ Elettra, in Richard Strauss's resetting of Mozart's Idomeneo at the Mostly Mozart Festival.
"La Marc" first came to broader public attention at the Wexford Festival in 1987 as Lisabetta in Giordano's La Cena Delle Beffe and later that same year, she made her Carnegie Hall debut as Silvana in Ottorino Respighi's La Fiamma.
In 1988 she sang Maria in Richard Strauss' Friedenstag, and made her debut with the Lyric Opera of Chicago singing Aida and Tosca with the Connecticut Grand Opera.
In 1989 she made debuts singing Aida at both the Metropolitan Opera and the San Francisco Opera.
Since then she has added more powerful roles to her repertoire including Ariadne, Elisabeth in Don Carlo, Turandot, Chrysothemis in Strauss' Elektra, Salome and Brünnhilde in Wagner's Die Walküre.