The Australian-British singer was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. Alexandra Sherman completed her first musical studies in Jerusalem in piano and in Melbourne in voice. After graduating with honors from the Victorian College of Arts in Melbourne, she continued her vocal studies at the Royal College of Music in London, where she completed postgraduate studies and opera school. She won several international singing competitions, including Joan Sutherland and Mietta competitions. In the following years she continued her studies with Prof.Dr.Michail Lanskoi, KS Christa Ludwig, KS Deborah Polaski and Franco Pagliazzi (Florence). She has worked on her opera repertoire with Sir Richard Bonynge and James Vaughan (La Scala, Milan).
On the international opera stage, the mezzo-soprano has been engaged at several important opera houses, including Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris (Adams, Nixon in China – ARTE production), Opera Australia (Sydney and Melbourne), English National Opera, Welsh and Scottish National Operas, Barbican Center London, Opera North Leeds/Manchester, Garsington Opera, where she has been engaged for numerous important roles.
For the 2014-2015 Tyrolean Summer Festival in Erl, she was engaged as Erda in Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen” (Das Rheingold/ Siegfried) and for Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, and for 2016-18 she received a guest engagement at the Chemnitz Opera House as Pauline in “Pique Dame”.
Alexandra Sherman has given numerous solo recitals and sung several alto roles in oratorios and cantatas throughout Europe, the UK and Australia with the wide repertoire range and has participated in several entire CD and video productions including in: Messiah by Handel (ABC Classics, Dir. Anthony Walker); Entre Nous (Offenbach/Opera Rara, Dir David Parry). Solo program (ABC Classics, 2014, with accompaniment by Australian Pianist Laureate Amir Farid.
The singer has a very broad and fruitful experience in the field of vocal pedagogy. She has led several master classes, including in the UK (Thames Valley University and University College, London), Australia (Melba Opera Trust, APO Performing Arts Academy Melbourne), South Korea and China (Henan University).
Since winter semester 2017/18 she teaches voice as a lecturer at the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein in Berlin and since 2021 she has been a lecturer at the Beethoven Conservatorium in Tegelen.