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Alexander Lewis

Tenor

With worldwide operatic engagements and acclaimed performances in musical theatre, Australian tenor Alexander Lewis is forging a unique career as a “cross-over” artist. Of his performance in The Bartered Bride, Opera News hailed “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.”  Last season at The Metropolitan Opera, he sang the title role in The Nose and covered Alfred in Die Fledermaus.  Other recent engagements include Flask in Moby Dick for his début with Washington National Opera, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte 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.

 

Oct
2014

Oct-20
to
Nov-15
The Death of Klinghoffer
(Molqi)
The Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
Dec
2014

Dec-31
to
Jan-31
The Merry Widow
Raoul de St. Brioche
The Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
Apr
2015

Apr-24
to
May-09
The Merry Widow
Raoul de St. Brioche
The Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
May
2015

May-29
to
Jun-06
Crossing
John Wormley
American Repertory Theater
Cambridge, MA
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…brought depth to the role…
Die Zauberflöt- “That said, Alexander Lewis (as the young hero Tamino) brought depth to the role, with his gradual transition from scaredy-cat to initiated Freemason.”Sydney Morning Herald  
…sang sweetly…
 Gloria – A Pig Tale - “Tenor Alexander Lewis sang sweetly as the prince of Gloria’s dreams (really a farmer wearing a Prince t-shirt, complete with symbol).” – Opera News  
…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…
 Così 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…
 Sunday 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…
 Sunday 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 Title role
On the town Gabey, Ozzie
Bizet Les pêcheurs de perles Nadir
Britten Albert Herring Title role
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Lysander
The Rape of Lucretia Male Chorus
The Turn of the Screw Peter Quint
Donizetti L’elisir d’amore Nemorino
Floyd Susannah Sam
Gounod Roméo et Juliette Tybalt
Gruber Gloria: A Pig Tale Gerhard
Händel Rodelinda Grimoaldo
Heggie Moby-Dick Flask
Janáček Jenůfa Steva
Káťa Kabanová Váňa Kudrjaš
Makropolous Case Janek
Mozart Così fan tutte Ferrando
Don Giovanni Don Ottavio
Die Entführung aus dem Serail Belmonte
Die Zauberflöte Tamino
Puccini Gianni Schicchi Rinuccio
La rondine Ruggero
Shostakovich The Nose Title role
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 Street Scene Sam Kaplan
The Threepenny Opera Macheath, Filch
Composer Work
Bach Magnificat
Mass in B Minor
St. John Passion
St. Matthew Passion
Beethoven Mass in C Major
Missa Solemnis
Berlioz L’enfance du Christ
Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings
War Requiem
Händel Israel in Egypt
Messiah
Samson
Haydn Creation
Harmoniemesse
Haydn Lord Nelson Mass
Mendelssohn Elijah
Mozart Mass in C Minor
Requiem
Orff Carmina Burana
Rossini Petite messe solennelle
Stabat Mater
Stravinsky Pulcinella
Vaughan Williams Four Hymns
On Wenlock Edge
With worldwide operatic engagements and acclaimed performances in musical theatre, Australian tenor Alexander Lewis is forging a unique career as a “cross-over” artist. Of his performance in The Bartered Bride, Opera News hailed “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.”

Last season at The Metropolitan Opera, he sang the title role in The Nose, and covered Alfred in Die Fledermaus.  Other recent engagements include Flask in Moby Dick for his début with Washington National Opera, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte 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 also sang a series of recitals and concerts throughout his home country of Australia.  This season, Mr. Lewis returns to The Met as St. Brioche in The Merry Widow and for The Death of Klinghoffer, and will sing the role of John Wormley in the world première of Matthew Aucoin’s opera Crossing, inspired by Walt Whitman’s journals. He will make his European début with Komische Oper Berlin in 2015.

He recently completed The Metropolitan Opera‘s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Highlights of his time there include Ferrando in The Met-Juilliard production of Così fan tutte, conducted by Alan Gilbert, Vašek inThe Met-Juilliard production of The Bartered Bride under the baton of Maestro James Levine, and Borsa in The Met’s new contemporary Rat Pack-inspired setting of Rigoletto.

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. “Alexander Lewis as the artist Georges Seurat brings a humanity, vulnerability and anguish to the role, as well as a flawless operatic tenor voice.” (TheatrePress Australia) Other musical appearances have included Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd with Opera Australia, Frederick Barret in Titanic with Seabiscuit Productions, and Raoul and The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera with The Really Useful Group.

His concert highlights include The Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings 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 Poissonin 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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