Alexandra Diesterhöft was born in Hanover, Germany and initially studied Business Administration and Tourism in Germany, France and England. After earning a Bachelor's degree in European Tourism, Alexandra was awarded a Master of Arts (Opera singing) with distinction in 2012 and a Master of Arts (Vocal pedagogy) with distinction in 2014 at the Anton Bruckner University in Linz, Austria. In the following years further important studies continued with with Nada Kecman and Valentina Kutzerova who accompanied and shaped the artistic development of the young singer.

During and after her studies Alexandra attended masterclasses with Marilena Laurenza, Nicholas Carthy, Guido Baehr, Franz Welser-Möst, Thomas Quasthoff, Darina Takova and Nada Kecman. In 2009/2010 and 2012/2013 she received a performance grant from the Federal Ministry of Science and Research to recognize her outstanding artistic achievements.

Since 2008 Alexandra has been a soloist in Bach's Passion of St. Matthew (in the Old Cathedral of Linz), and has played the parts of "Serpina“ in Pergolesi's La Serva Padrona, "Pamina“ in Mozart's opera The Magic Flute (in Linz and Bad Hall), "Anne“ in Grigori Frid’s contemporary opera The Diary of Anne Frank (in Mauthausen, Linz and Melk) and "Sylviane“ in "The Merry Widow“ at the Zwingenberg-festival.

From 2011-2013 she was a guest member for two seasons at the opera house in Linz, Austria, where – amongst other parts - she has been singing the "Contessa di Ceprano" as well as the "Paggio" in Verdi's Rigoletto. In 2013 she sang the “Voice of a child“ in the world premiere of P. Androsch’s Spiegelgrund in the Parliament of Vienna and at the Bruckner-festival Linz. During the 2016/2017 season she sung the part of "Barbarina" in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro at the opera of Koblenz, Germany.

Alexandra also maintains a busy concert schedule, regularly performing in concerts, recitals and chamber music soirees in Hanover, Mannheim, Malta, Graz, Salzburg, Linz and Vienna, as well as working as a professional vocal coach.


  • Performed

    P. Androsch
    Child's voice
    Spiegelgrund, World premiere
    Parliament Vienna 01/2013
    G. Frid
    Anne (German)
    The diary of Anne Frank (Дневник Анны Франк)
    Anton Bruckner University 2011, 2012
    F. Lehár
    The merry widow
    Castle Festival Zwingenberg 08/2012
    W. A. Mozart
    The magic flute for children
    Anton Bruckner University 2009,2010
    Le Nozze di Figaro
    Theater Koblenz 2016, 2017
    E. Naske
    Die Omama im Apfelbaum
    Landestheater Linz 2012/2013
    G. B. Pergolesi
    La Serva Padrona
    Anton Bruckner University 2008
    G. Verdi
    Countess Ceprano
    Landestheater Linz 2012/2013


    G. Donizetti
    L' Elisir d'amore
    E. Humperdinck
    Hänsel and Gretel
    F. Loewe
    My Fair Lady
    W. A. Mozart
    Le Nozze di Figaro
    Così fan tutte
    La Clemenza di Tito
    The magic flute
    C. M. v. Weber
    Der Freischütz
  • Performed

    L. v. Beethoven
    Messe in C-Dur
    B. Britten
    On this island, Op. 11
    J. Haydn
    Missa Brevis in F
    Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo in B-Dur
    M. Haydn
    Requiem in c MH 155
    F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
    42. Psalm “Wie der Hirsch schreit”
    F. A. Ertl
    Missa in C-Dur
    W. A. Mozart
    Exultate Jubilate, KV 165
    Missa in C-Dur KV 66
    Missa in B-Dur KV 275
    Requiem KV 626
    Missa in C-Dur KV 337
    Missa Brevis in G-Dur KV 140
    V. Rathgeber
    Messe in D-Dur


    G. Fauré
    J. Haydn
    The creation, Hob. XXI:2


W. A. Mozart

Bester Jüngling

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G. Rossini

Bel raggio lusinghier

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G. Rossini

Come dolce all'alma mia (from Tancredi)

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G. Meyerbeer

Nobles seigneurs, salut! (from Les Huguenots)

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W.A. Mozart

Deh vieni non tardar

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Walzergesänge nach toskanischen Liedern, Op. 6 / Alexander von Zemlinsky

Brahms Songs / Johannes Brahms