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ALEX DESOCIO, BARITONE

Described by The New York Times as having a “buttery, booming baritone," Alex DeSocio (Wichita, KS), received his BM from Northwestern University and his MM at the University of Maryland.
Alex has worked in many regional opera companies as a principal artist including, Fort Worth Opera, Pensacola Opera, Anchorage Opera, Opera Memphis, Livermore Valley Opera, Castleton Festival, Opera Santa Barbara, and the Pacific Opera Project.
Awards include being a 2 Time-Metropolitan Council Audition Semi-Finalist, Winner/Laureate with the Queen Elisabeth Competition.

 
 
 
 
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ABOUT

An alum of the prestigious Merola Opera Program, Alex DeSocio is described by The New York Times as having a “buttery, booming baritone". Recent engagements include Marcello in La bohème with Opera Birmingham, Silvio in Pagliacci with Opera Memphis, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore with Sarasota Opera, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette with Pensacola Opera, and Morales in Carmen with Vero Beach Opera.

Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia is a signature role for him, having sung it with Anchorage Opera, Opera  Roanoke, Livermore Valley Opera, Mobile Opera, and Opera Colorado’s young artist program. Further  professional role experience includes the title role in Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di  Figaro, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Dandini in La Cenerentola,  Michele in Il Tabarro, Schaunard in La bohème, Lescaut in Manon, Le Dancaïre in Carmen, Ramiro  in L’heure espangnole, Melchoir in Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Man with the Shoe Kit in  Postcard from Morocco.


Mr. DeSocio has been featured extensively with American opera companies including Fort Worth  Opera, Pensacola Opera, Wichita Grand Opera, Amarillo Opera, Opera Fort Collins, Castleton  Festival, Opera Santa Barbara, and the Pacific Opera Project. During his tenure as a resident artist with  Pittsburgh Opera, Mr. DeSocio was seen as Montano in Otello, Le commissaire in Orphée, Father in  Paul’s Case, and Second Priest in The Magic Flute.  


A highly awarded artist, Mr. DeSocio is a two-time semifinalist in the Metropolitan Opera National  Council auditions, winner/laureate in the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, Sullivan  Foundation winner, Eleanor McCollum Competition finalist, 1st place winner of the Palm Springs  Opera Guild and Opera Birmingham Vocal competitions, 2nd place Premiere Vocal Competition  winner, and Merola Opera Program Shoshana Grant Award recipient.  
Mr. DeSocio received his BM in Vocal Performance from Northwestern University and his MM at the  University of Maryland with the Maryland Opera Studio under the tutelage of Leon Major and Dominic  Cossa. He is also the only opera singer certified as an Actor Combatant in The Society of American  Fight Directors.

 

RECENT/UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

April 30th

MARCELLO LA BOHEME-OPERA BIRMINGHAM

Puccini’s La Bohème tells the romantic tale of a group of friends in Paris as they search for love in the City of Light. A perennial favorite, the opera features instantly recognizable and soaring melodies, elevating the emotional impact of the tragic love story.  The production will showcase a cast of top emerging talent in a new, fully-staged production at the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater.
Featuring members of the Opera Birmingham Chorus and Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

May 1st

MARCELLO LA BOHEME-OPERA BIRMINGHAM

Puccini’s La Bohème tells the romantic tale of a group of friends in Paris as they search for love in the City of Light. A perennial favorite, the opera features instantly recognizable and soaring melodies, elevating the emotional impact of the tragic love story.  The production will showcase a cast of top emerging talent in a new, fully-staged production at the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater.
Featuring members of the Opera Birmingham Chorus and Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

June 18th

DAX-THE COMPANION-MOSTLY MODERN FESTIVAL

The first half of the program opens with beloved & cherished modern arias of the 20th/21st century. After intermission, get ready for THE COMPANION, a comic opera set in the future for Soprano, Baritone and Tenor. Come watch Maya navigate romance with her robot boyfriend Joe in THE COMPANION!

 

CONTACT

Manager: Devere Burnett
Email:devere@imgartists.com

316-641-0614

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