Alexander Elliott

Picture1.jpgBaritone Alexander Elliott begins his 2017-18 season in his house and role debut singing Sonora in La fanciulla del West with New York City Opera. Following his “noble” presentation as John Brooke in Adamo’s Little Women last season, he reprises the role in November in his debut with Annapolis Opera. He reprises two additional roles in 2018 – first with Opera Santa Barbara in March as the title role in Il barbiere di Siviglia, followed by his return to the Orlando Philharmonic for Master Peter’s Puppet Show. On the concert stage, he returns to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for performances of Haydn’s Creation and Handel’s Messiah under Music Director Manfred Honeck.

Alexander’s 2016-17 season began with his debut with The Knights as the soloist for Master Peter’s Puppet Show at Brooklyn Academy of Music, followed by an exclusive concert with acclaimed soprano Leona Mitchell singing operatic and holiday duets. He made his house and role debuts singing Gulgielmo in Cosi fan tutte with Opera Omaha, and debuted the role of Edward Kynaston in Florida State Opera’s production of Prince of Players. He debuted at The Dallas Opera in 2017 covering the role of Doug Hansen in Joby Talbot’s Everest under Music Director Emmanuel Villaume. 

He has performed the role of Marcello in La boheme with the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra under Music Director Ward Stare, and in his return to Tulsa Opera. Additional recent engagements include his house and role debut as John Brooke in Little Women with Madison Opera, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte with the Orlando Philharmonic, and Portland Opera for their inaugural 2016 festival season making two role debuts: as Anthony in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, and as the title role in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. Alexander appeared in concert with Opera Louisiane for a special Valentine’s Day concert in February, followed by his debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony as Pilatus in Bach’s St. John Passion

As a young artist with Portland Opera her performed the roles of Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Le Dancaïre in Carmen, Frank in Die Fledermaus, and Sam in Pirates of Penzance. Other young artist programs include with Central City for performances of Il barbiere di Siviglia as Figaro and as Frank in Rorem’s Our Town; Des Moines Metro Opera covering the title role and singing the part of the Captain in Eugene Onegin as well as singing Périchaud in La Ronidne; and San Francisco Opera’s Merola program.

Alexander made his role debut as Il conte Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro with Tulsa Opera in 2013, where he sang the Corporal in La fille du régiment and the Postman in Loesser’s Most Happy Fella as a 2012/13 studio artist. He is the recipient of the 2013 John Moriarty Award for his outstanding contribution to Central City Opera. Alexander received his training at Florida State University where he studied with David Okerlund.