The german Mezzosoprano Alexandra Petersamer studied singing at the Musikhochschule in Munich. Her first engagements were in Dessau and at the Gaertnerplatztheater Munich.
Her debut at the Bayreuth Festival she had in 2006 as Rossweisse (Walküre). 2007 she debuted as Ortrud (Lohengrin) with the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra in Tokyo with great success. Thereafter she performed this role also in the Leipzig Opera and the Staatsoper Munich.
The next engagements were as Venus (Tannhäuser) at the Staatstheater Nuremberg and at the Semperoper in Dresden, as Rossweisse (Walküre) at the Staatsoper Munich, as Ortrud (Lohengrin) at the theaters in Kiel, Basel and Düsseldorf. As Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde), she had performances in Nuremberg and Kiel, in Kiel also as Fricka (Walküre), Ortrud (Lohengrin) at Aalto Theater in Essen, Rossweisse (Walküre) at Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and again in Bayreuth, Venus (Tannhäuser) in Sevilla and Helmwige (Walküre) at the Easter Festival Salzburg.
In concert she had performances with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Bruckner Mass f minor in Düsseldorf (Tonhalle), Mahler's Rückert Songs in Bochum, with Mahler's 2nd Symphony in Kiel and Katowice (Poland), Mahler's Kindertotenlieder in Warsaw (Beethoven Festival), Wesendonck Lieder by Wagner in Turin, Missa solemnis by Beethoven in Madrid and Mahler's Lied von der Erde in Mainz and Mannheim.
Concerts led her also to Berlin, Dresden, Cologne, Essen, Andechs, Neuschwanstein, Stuttgart, Vienna (Musikverein), to the Salzburg Festival, to Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Paris, Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Palermo, to the Opera Festival of Savonlinna (Finland), to Riga, Brussels, Madrid (Teatro Monumental), Las Palmas, Palma de Mallorca, Charleston, Columbus and to the Grant Park Music Festival Chicago.
She worked with conductors such as Alan Gilbert, Bertrand de Billy, Valery Gergiev, Sir Colin Davis, Lorin Maazel, Kent Nagano, Peter Schneider, Marcello Viotti, Christian Thielemann and Alexander Liebreich.
Engagements in Bayreuth