Mezzo-Soprano Alanna Fraize is originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Described by Opera News as having an “ample and robust” voice, Ms. Fraize has been praised for “barn burning” and “absolutely thrilling” performances. Recently, Alanna was a part of the Opera on the Avalon workshops for the opera, February, composed by Laura Kaminsky with libretto by Lisa Moore and Laura Kaminsky. She also was a featured artist in Opera on the Avalon’s “The Rock Performs’ in 2020. From 2020 – 2022, Alanna performed such roles as L’Enfant in L’Enfant et les sortilèges, Praskowia in The Merry Widow and covered Flora/Anina in La Traviata with Calgary Opera.
Operatic roles have included Cherubino in I due Figaro, Signora Guidotti in I due timidi; Aunt Hannah Watkins in Emmeline; Tisbe in La Cenerentola; Annio in La Clemenza di Tito; Meg Page in Falstaff; Florence in Albert Herring; Maman, La tasse chinoise and La libellule in l’Enfant et les sortilèges and Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte. Notable performances have included: Mezzo Soprano soloist in The Lord Nelson Mass and the Mozart Requiem with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. Alanna holds Bachelor and Master degrees (Voice) and a Professional Studies Certificate (Voice) from The Manhattan School of Music, New York City, New York, USA.