Alexandra Xenia Sabina Mossolow

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Alexandra Xenia Sabina Mossolow (?-) is a soprano.


Mossolow was born in Windhoek, Namibia, of Russian-German parentage.


A student of renowned voice teacher Nellie du Toit, Sabina completed a BA degree in music and French, an honours degree in journalism, a higher performer’s licentiate in music, as well as an honours and master’s degree in music at the University of Stellenbosch. For nine years she resided in Freiburg, Germany, where she furthered her vocal studies at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik under Prof Beata Heuer-Christen and Prof Maria Orán.


On completion of her diploma (Künstlerische Reifeprüfung) Donald Runnicles contracted her to the Freiburg Municipal Theatre where she sang roles such as Musetta (La bohème), Michaëla (Carmen), Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Ghita (Der Zwerg), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) Marina (I quattro rusteghi) as well as Violetta (La traviata) working with producers such as Christof Loy and Gerd Heinz.

Sabina has sung in South Africa, in Namibia, Germany and Italy at arts festivals and in recitals ranging from opera, operetta and lieder to genre of the lighter classical repertoire.

Before embarking on a singing career, Sabina enjoyed a two year stint as journalist for the Namibian Nature Conservation Directorate. She has furthermore lectured Italian for singers at the University of Stellenbosch, is a free lance journalist and was responsible for organizing the Symbiosis concert series in Stellenbosch.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Sabina has sung Les nuits d’été (Berlioz) at the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre with the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra and was the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the CPO under Benjamin Zander. She was the understudy for Andrea Catzel in the role of the Marschallin in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier for Cape Town Opera.


A winner of the voice category of the ATKV Forte Competition, Sabina made her debut with the Natal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Youth Concerto Festival in Durban under David Tidboald. She was a semi-finalist in the UNISA International Singing Competition and received master classes from Galina Vishnevskaja in Salzburg, Kammersängerin Margherita Lilowa in Varna, Bulgaria, as well as Elly Ameling. Sabina, who was a soloist at the International Youth Festival Meeting in Bayreuth, is also a recipient of an International Richard Wagner Society bursary.


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