Tayla Alexander is a 21-year-old soprano with global ambition. She is currently completing her Bachelor of Music with Honours performing both Opera and Classical Crossover commercially, with her music playing across Europe, the United States and New Zealand radio.
She has recently been selected as a semi-finalist in the prestigious 2022 Lexus Song Quest. Some of Tayla’s other accolades include winning the Ronald Dellow Senior Vocal Recital Competition, Norah Howell Senior Vocal Competition, attending the 2022 Whanganui New Zealand Opera School on scholarship, receiving the Evelyn M Harrison Scholarship and performing as a special solo guest with SOL3MIO at Spark Arena, Auckland. Other recent awards include the Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Vinka Marinovich Award in Music and the Veza Family Postgraduate Scholarship in Music.
Tayla works as a soloist with the New Zealand Opera company, the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, Auckland Youth Orchestra and the Auckland Opera Studio. Tayla will perform in all other New Zealand Opera ensembles in 2022, including the Verdi Requiem, Il Trovatore and Macbeth, as well as several other concert series including the ‘Girls Night Out’ event with the Auckland Opera Studio and as ‘Maria’ at the APO’s upcoming West Side Story concert.
Tayla is currently preparing to embark on her overseas studies.