Described by The New York Times as having a “buttery, booming baritone," Alex DeSocio (Wichita, KS), 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. He is a former young artist of Opera Colorado, former resident artist with Pittsburgh Opera, and a 2-time alumnus of the Merola Opera Program. He is also the only opera singer certified as an actor combatant in The Society of American Fight Directors.
Alex has worked in many regional opera companies including, Sarasota Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Anchorage Opera, Opera Birmingham, Pensacola Opera, Opera Memphis, Opera Fort Collins, Livermore Valley Opera, Castleton Festival, Opera Santa Barbara, and the Pacific Opera Project. Professional role experience includes Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette, Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte, Marcello and Schaunard in La Boheme, Lescaut in Manon, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Count in Le nozze di Figaro, Ramiro in L’heure espangnole, Dandini in La Cenerentola, and Morales in Carmen.
Alex's awards include being a 2 Time-Metropolitan Council Audition Semi-Finalist, Winner/Laureate with the Queen Elisabeth Competition, Sullivan Foundation Winner, Eleanor McCollum Competition Finalist, 1st Place Palm Springs Opera Guild Competition, 1st Place Winner Opera Birmingham Vocal Competition, and Merola Opera Program Shoshana Grant Award.