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Alfred (cover) in Die Fledermaus, Metropolitan Opera
December 31, 2013, January 4, 7, 11, 15, 18 2014
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Flask in Moby Dick, Washington National Opera
February 22, 25, 28, March 2, 5, 8, 2014
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Gerhard in Gloria: A Pig Tale, New York Philharmonic
May 29, 30, June 1, 2014
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Tamino in The Magic Flute, West Australian Opera
July 15, 17 ,19, 22, 24, 26, 2014
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Alexander Lewis

Tenor

With operatic engagements in the US and Australia and acclaimed performances in musical theatre, Australian tenor Alexander Lewis is forging a unique career as a “cross-over” artist.

He recently completed his third year as a member of The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Highlights of his time there have included Ferrando in the MET-Juilliard production of Cosi fan tutte, conducted by Alan Gilbert, Vašek in the MET-Juilliard production of The Bartered Bride, under the baton of Maestro James Levine, and Borsa in the MET’s new production of Rigoletto.

 

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…Lewis stole every scene…
The Bartered Bride- “Lewis stole every scene, slicing crisply through the action in a trim little suit and spectacles and cavorting as if her were a singing, dancing Harold Loyd. His tenor- pleasantly light and moderately reedy- put across every syllable of J.D. McClatchy’s English-language translation.”Opera News  
…a clear, light, and pliant voice…
 Cosi fan tutte- “Alexander Lewis, a lyric tenor with a clear, light and pliant voice, makes an aptly impetuous Ferrando.” – Opera News  
…sharp, articulated sound…
 The Nose- “Tenor Alexander Lewis made a short, but compelling appearance in the Nose’s brief vocal scene. Lewis possessed a sharp, articulated sound that fitted the Nose’s deliberate retorts with an appropriately mocking air.” – The Examiner  
…flawless operatic tenor voice…
 Sundays in the Park with George- ”Alexander Lewis as the artist Georges Seurat brings a humanity, vulnerability and anguish to the role, as well as a flawless operatic tenor voice.” - Theaterpress.com.au
…tremendous performance…
 Sundays in the Park with George- ”Alexander Lewis’ tremendous performance, as the pair of artists Georges Seurat and his great-grandson George, is all the more brilliant for the restraint he shows in portraying these private, highly focused men. It is a major showcase of a role that gives the performer little in the way of ‘showy’ business to perform. If Georges were alive today, he may have been diagnosed somewhere on the Asperger’s spectrum, such were his difficulties in reading social cues and making connections with people. The charismatic Lewis neatly underplays this agitated energy, drawing the audience in to his performance. The knowing winks in “Putting it Together” are magnified by live video projection and Lewis works this like a pro. Best of all, Lewis’ singing is extraordinary, featuring a sumptuous tone and a rock-solid musicality that makes light work of the fiendish score.”Theaterpeople.com.au 
…just the right touch of mirth…
 The Nose“As the personification of Kovalyov’s nose, tenor Alexander Lewis — a graduate of the Met’s successful Lindemann Young Artist Development Program — sang his one aria (for lack of a better term) with just the right touch of mirth.” Opera Today 

Composer Opera Role
Beethoven Fidelio Jaquino
Bernstein Candide Candide
On the town Gabey/Ozzie
Bizet Les Pecheurs de Perles Nadir
Britten A Midsummer Night’s Dream Lysander
Albert Herring Albert Herring
The Rape of Lucretia Male Chorus
The Turn of the Screw Peter Quint
Donizetti L’Elisir d’Amore Nemorino
Floyd Susannah Sam
Gounod Romeo et Juliette Tybalt
HK Gruber Gloria: A Pig Tale Gerhard
Handel Rodelinda Grimoaldo
Heggie Moby Dick Flask
Janacek Jenufa Steva
Makropolous Case Janek
Kat’a Kabanova Vanya
Mozart Cosi fan tutte Ferrando
Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail Belmonte
Die Zauberflote Tamino
Don Giovanni Don Ottavio
Puccini Gianni Schicchi Rinuccio
La Rondine Ruggero
Shostakovich The Nose The Nose
Smetana The Bartered Bride Vašek
Sondheim Sunday in the Park with George George
Sweeney Todd Anthony Hope/Pirelli
Strauss, J. Die Fledermaus Alfred
Stravinsky The Rake’s Progress Tom Rakewell
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Lensky
Verdi Falstaff Fenton
Weill Three Penny Opera Macheath/Filch
Street Scene Sam Kaplan
With operatic engagements in the US and Australia and acclaimed performances in musical theatre, Australian tenor Alexander Lewis is forging a unique career as a “cross-over” artist.

He recently completed his third year as a member of The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Highlights of his time there have included Ferrando in the MET-Juilliard production of Cosi fan tutte, conducted by Alan Gilbert, Vašek in the MET-Juilliard production of The Bartered Bride, under the baton of Maestro James Levine, and Borsa in the MET’s new production of Rigoletto.

In the current season at The Metropolitan Opera, he sang the title role of The Nose, returned as Borsa in the MET’s ‘Rat Pack’-inspired Rigoletto, and covered Alfred in Die Fledermaus.  Upcoming engagements include Flask in Moby Dick for his debut with Washington National Opera, Tamino in The Magic Flute for the West Australian Opera Company in Perth, and Gerhard in The New York Philharmonic’s inaugural Biennial Festival in HK Gruber’s Gloria: A Pig Tale. He will also sing a series of recitals and concerts throughout his home country of Australia.  Future seasons include a return to the Metropolitan Opera.

In 2013 he was praised for his performance as George in Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George for the Victorian Opera Company in Melbourne. Other musical appearances have included Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd with Opera Australia, Frederick Barret in Titanic the Musical with Seabiscuit Productions, and Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera with Really Useful Company, also appearing regularly as The Phantom.

His concert highlights include The Serenade for Tenor and Horn at The Bangalow Music Festival 2013, the Petite Messe Solenelle with The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, the MET’s 2012 Summer Recital series, the 2012 Manchester Music Festival and the role of Poisson in The Opera Orchestra of New York’s performance of Adriana Lecouvreur in Carnegie Hall.

He is a graduate of The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts’ acclaimed Music Theatre Program and the Merola Opera Program in San Francisco where he performed Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore.

 

 

 

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