Alicia Berneche

Alicia Berneche, soprano, actress, teacher, writer

Alicia Berneche has sung on stages around the globe, bringing to them a unique, beautifully produced sound, an extraordinary acting talent, and an exquisite musicality. Often specializing in contemporary works, she appeared on the stages of the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby, along with essaying Helen Niles in the new edition of Mourning Becomes Electra by Marvin David Levy, and appearing at The Goodman Theatre, The Barbican, and BAM in the world premiere of Philip Glass’ and Mary Zimmerman’s Galileo Galilei. She has also sung with celebrated conductors and ensembles, including Carmina Burana with the Minnesota Orchestra under Osmo Vänskä and Le nozze di Figaro under Zubin Mehta. 

to Nov 19

Moments of Mortality at Northwestern’s Bienen School of Music

Three one act operas about death. I appear in the final one act, Savitri by Gustav Holst. It is the story of a woman who defeats death to save the life of her husband. Opens Friday, Nov. 10 at 7:30, and closes Nov. 19th at 3pm. 

Tickets available at

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to Jun 26

Thank You, Next, an opera by Tim Rebers and Alicia Berneche

The opera libretto Alicia has written gets its world premiere at Milwaukee Opera Theatre! Tim Rebers and Ms. Berneche have been crafting and work shopping this for three years, and now Thank You, Next gets a full production at the lovely Tenth Street Theatre in Milwaukee (628 North Tenth Street, Milwaukee, WI) at 7:30 on the 23, 24, 25 and 2pm on the 26th. Buy Tickets at Milwaukee Opera Theatre's website

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7:30 PM19:30

From the Diary of Virginia Woolf lecture recital at Northwestern University

  • David and Carol McClintock Choral and Recital Room (map)
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Happy Birthday, Virginia Woolf! Talar Khosdegian and I will be presenting the Pulitzer Prize winning song cycle by Dominick Argento of clipping from her diary, but also helping the audience follow the complex story within the music and guiding them through the special motifs Argento used to trace Woolf's journey to her final decision to commit suicide.

Ms. Khosdegian and I have many song cycles that we have developed into lecture recitals, and are excited to present this one for the Northwestern English department in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts McClintock Choral Arts and Recital Room.


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3:00 PM15:00

Knoxville, Summer 1915 and Ode to St. Cecilia with Racine Symphony

Frances Bedford Concert Hall
UW-Parkside, 900 Wood Road

Come hear two of my favorite pieces, conducted by one of my favorite conductors! This is going to be a true treat! Plus, read James Agee's amazing and moving book Death in the Family beforehand to really immerse yourself in the world of the Barber piece. You won't be disappointed.

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