Roberta Alexander receives supreme Dutch award

Roberta Alexander receives supreme Dutch award


norman lebrecht

November 25, 2020

The US-born soprano Roberta Alexander has been awarded the Edison Klassiek prize, the most prestigious Dutch classical music award, for her lifetime achievements.

Roberta, who studied at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor from 1969 to 1971, made her debut at Dutch National Opera in 1975 in La cambiale di matrimonio. She went on to appear in all of the world’s great opera houses and continues to perform major roles.

She has also just changed agents, joining Interartists Amsterdam for general management.



  • Nigel Simeone says:

    The ‘a’ at the end of Roberta has dropped off the headline! (I blame autocorrect)

  • BruceB says:

    A wonderful singer and artist.

  • John Borstlap says:

    Well-deserved, she is truly fantastic.

  • Mayflower says:

    A truly fine performer and a classy lady.

  • Susan Iadone says:

    My dearest friend-
    This is richly-deserved recognition for the pleasure you have brought to audiences the world over. I am absolutely delighted for you!

  • Ed says:

    Great singer! I remember her singing Händel´s Alexander Feast with Harnoncourt in Vienna at the beggining of her career.