Alexander is "simply perfect" as Sonora in New York City Opera's La fanciulla del West
Alexander launched his 2017-18 season with a standout performance in his house and role debut singing Sonora in Puccini's La fanciulla del West with New York City Opera.
"In the most prominent of the opera’s cameos, baritone Alexander Elliott was quite simply perfect as Sonora, inhabiting his duster and cowboy boots with the testosterone-fueled ease of a young Sam Elliott. His molten baritone vaulted through the climactic phrase of the entire opera, 'Le tue parole sono di Dio' (Minnie, your words are from God), convincing the lynch mob to pardon Johnson for Minnie’s sake. Don’t ask me what happened after that, because I was blinded with tears..." James Jorden, The Observer
Alexander's season continues with debuts at Annapolis Opera as John Brooke in Little Women and Opera Santa Barbara as the title role in Il barbiere di Siviglia, as well as his return to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in December for concert performances of Haydn's Creation and Handel's Messiah. For Alexander's full schedule, click here
Alexander continues 2017 with two contemporary operas
Following his debut with Opera Omaha in Cosi fan tutte, Alexander continues his season with two contemporary role debuts. In March he returns to the Florida State Opera for Carlisle Floyd's new opera Prince of Players in the lead role of the androgynous Edward Kynaston. Originally commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera, the opera premieres in Tallahassee with performances on March 31 and April 2.
Alexander collaborates with the Dallas Opera and Music Director Emmanuel Villaume for the first time in May, covering the role of Doug Hansen in Joby Talbot's Everest. This true-life tale of an ill-fated expedition to Mt. Everest is inspired by Mountaineer George Mallory's attempts to summit the world's highest peak in the 1920's, and features historical film footage provided by the BFI National Archive.