“Fabulous lessons, fabulous lady. I've taken lessons for a few years with a few different teachers but I really needed someone who could once and for all show me some SERIOUS technique that I could use for years to come. Alexis makes sure you know how to sing properly and makes it seem so much less complicated than you thought. She's also very funny and understanding, as she's a singer/performer herself and I could tell she really understood a lot of what I was experiencing as I break into the theater world."
- Keith H.
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, Mannes College, and currently attends CUNY Graduate Center as a five-year fellowship recipient. She teaches in the voice department at Brooklyn College and is a professional singer at St. Patrick's Cathedral.
A strong proponent of new music, she premiered four new works this year including the leading role in a full length opera, A Taste of Damnation, by Avner Finberg. Previous roles include Nora/Alice (She, After), The Witch (Hansel und Gretel), Berta (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Mimi (La bohème), Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), and Penelope (Il ritorno d'Ulisse). 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. In 2015, she was an NYC Metropolitan Opera National Council Encouragement Award Winner and Elebash Grant Winner. She teaches as an adjunct professor at Bronx Community College and later this year, will star in a new opera, The Revolution of Everyday, with score by composer Daniel Felsenfeld and best-selling author Cari Luna. Alexis is a co-founder and the managing director of The Secret Opera. She studies with Arthur Levy. www.alexisrodda.com.
“Alexis is THE best. Knows everything there is to know and will make sure you learn it too, but in a very natural, practical way. She's there to help you get where you want to go and it's clear from the start that she can get you there and that the process will be enjoyable and interesting. Couldn't be better."
- Bill L.
Alexis is energetic, honest, and hilarious-- but this lady really knows her stuff. She's been studying singing forever and she knows more about music, singing, and the music world than my brain can ever hope to imbibe. What I really appreciate is that she uses techniques that aren't necessarily as mainstream or well known, such as the Alexander Technique, and while she doesn't push it on you but she will try everything to make you a better singer, and if it works for you, it works for you-- if not, she'll pull out some equally obscure method of thinking that will end up being a miracle cure for hitting that high note. I really can't say enough good things.
- Erica G.