Bajan - African American soprano ALEXANDRIA CRICHLOW is known for her captivating stage presence and smooth timbre. She received the Bachelor of Arts Degree from Morgan State University and the Master of Music in Opera Performance from Mannes School of Music, where she studied with Margaret Lattimore. In 2019 Ms. Crichlow's’s portrayal of Maria in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra production of Porgy & Bess under the direction of Marin Alsop paved the way for her return to the role in the Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2020 live CD Recording of Porgy & Bess Highlights at the world-renowned Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.
This exciting artist is an honored recipient of multiple grants and competitions, including the Michael Sisca Award and the Marian Marcus Wahl Memorial award; First prize winner in The National Association of Teachers Maryland District Competition and The National Association of Negro Musicians Maryland Chapter’s Marian Anderson Vocal Competition.
Ms. Crichlow's oratorio and role credits include Handel’s Messiah with DC Strings Workshop, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte and the title role of Suor Angelica with Mannes Opera; La Zelatrice in Suor Angelica with Amalfi Coast Music Festival in Maiori, Italy; Alice Ruth Moore in Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadows with Morgan State University Opera Workshop Program. She makes her Czech Republic debut with OpernFest Prague and Berlin, Germany debut playing Suor Genovieffa and Lauretta in Berlin Opera Academy’s OpernFest 2021 - 22 Season productions of Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. As an artist and entrepreneur, Ms. Crichlow looks forward to future musical endeavors to cultivate, create, and aid the world.
"But perhaps the most emotional words in the service came toward the end, in the soprano tones of Alexandria Crichlow-Bradshaw".
- The Baltimore Sun
“Alexandria Crichlow played Maria, the matriarch....Her performance was remarkable".
- Maryland Theater Guild