Swedish soprano Alexandra Büchel comes from Stockholm and received her education at the University College of Opera in Stockholm, with professor Dorothy Irving and Jeffrey Goldberg, assistant conductor at Metropolitan Opera in New York. 

Lauded for her crystal-clear high notes combined with a rich and warm middle range and vivid acting, she has rapidly established herself as a leading performer of modern and contemporary music, which has led her to collaborations with composers, orchestras, and opera houses in Sweden and abroad. 

In 2017 she received the prestigious Birgit Nilsson award and made a critically acclaimed performance as the Blind Poetess in Blomdahl’s Aniara at Malmö Opera. 

Alexandra has also appeared on stages such as Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg, Vadstena- Akademien, Cape Town Opera in South Africa, Landestheater Gera and Theater Altenburg in Germany, where she has performed roles such as Gepopo in Le Grand Macabre, Second Niece in Peter Grimes, Lucia in Rape of Lucretia, Coloratura Machine in the first performance of Carl Unander Scharin’s Sing the Body Electric, Gerda in Die Schneekönigin by Valtinoni at NorrlandsOperan and Agnes in the world premiere of Catharina Backman’s Svävande Damen at Malmö Opera. 

In 2019 she was praised for her Lady Madeline in Usher by Claude Debussy/ Annelies van Parys at Folkoperan. In 2021 she will return as Lady Madeline at Opera Vlaanderen in Belgium.

Alexandra also frequently appears as a soprano soloist with orchestras such as Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in Norway, contemporary Ensemble MA, Royal Academic Orchestra, and KammarensembleN.

Last fall she did her first collaboration with the contemporary ensemble NEO, where she performed in a world premiere of Sincerity (Marilyn Monroe songs) by Christofer Elgh, Syndabekännelse för Mänska by Catharina Backman and Det snöade hela natten by Fredrik Hedelin.

Her concert repertoire includes Mass in C minor, Requiem and Coronation Mass by Mozart, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Die Schöpfung by Haydn, Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem, Carmina Burana by Orff in a staged version at OscarsborgOperaen in Norway, world premiere of Johannes Jansson’s Peace Symphony, Chants d’Auvergne by Canteloube, Parola Lontana by Victor Varela, Hideki Kozakura’s Nukok, Correspondances by Dutilleux, Ligeti’s Aventures, Lloyd Webber’s Requiem and Mahler 2nd and 4th symphonies. 

”Insanely superb coloratura acrobatics”…

Mysteries of the Macabre by G Ligeti

Dagens Nyheter

“Unter den solistischen Beiträgen sind an erster Stelle die wortlosen Koloraturen Alexandra Büchels als blinde Poetin im zweiten Akt zu erwähnen. Rhythmisch und vor allem von der Lage her – die Sängerin dieser Partie hat mit geschlossenem Mund in der dreigestrichenen Oktave zu singen – ist dieser Abschnitt wahrhaft akrobatisch und der einzige Szenenbeifall des Abends war von daher hochverdient.”

Aniara by K-B Blomdahl


”Elle brille dans ses vocalises exigeantes, toujours en maîtrisant de longues phrases, chantées sur un timbre chaleureux, avec un instinct pour le mouvement perpétuel.“

Usher by C Debussy/A van Parys