Name: Alexandra Sessler
Voice type: Soprano
SFS Chorus member since: 2011
Hometown: Dunnellon, FL
Music schools I attended: University of Miami Frost School of Music, SFSU School of Music and Dance
Began singing: At age 5
Musical inspirations: My mother, Teresa Stratas, Leontyne Price
If I were not a professional singer, I might be a: Make-up artist.
Favorite composers: Donizetti, Purcell, Debussy, Mozart, Handel, Beethoven, Verdi, Mahler, Strauss, Berg
Favorite vocal works: Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor; Mozart, The Magic Flute; Verdi, Requiem; “Befreit”, by Schumann
When I’m not working, I enjoy: Hanging out with my partner and kitties; shopping and cooking and baking; bike parties; planning my next recital
Recent reading: The Scarlett Pimpernel, by Baroness Emmuska Orczy; Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin; Mansfield Park, Jane Austen; Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling
On my CD player/iPod: Die Antwort; Jessye Norman; Christina Aguilera; Beirut
Favorite things to do in the Bay Area: Bike party! Hundreds of bicyclists riding together! Ecstatic Dance—dance your pants off in Berkeley. Muir Woods!