Alex DeSocio
baryton | United States of America, °1987
 
VOICE 2018 : Laureate
Alex DeSocio is a graduate of Northwestern University and of the University of Maryland. His recent performances include the role of Dancairo in Carmen at Fort Worth Opera, Schaunard in La Bohème at Charleston Opera, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte at LoftOpera, Dandini in La Cenerentola at Opera Fort Collins, and Ramiro in L’heure espagnole at Opera Memphis. In 2013, he joined the Merola Opera Program, in which he appeared in the role of Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia. Previously, he was an artist in residence at Pittsburgh Opera, where he appeared in The Magic Flute, La Bohème, Otello, and Carmen, among other works. Alex DeSocio is a laureate of the Sullivan Foundation, the Palm Springs Opera Guild Competition, the Opera Birmingham Vocal Competition, the Shreveport Opera Competition, and the Merola Opera Program Shoshana Grant Award.

Teachers

2015 - : Cesar Ulloa
2005 - 2017: David Kelso

Degrees

2010 - 2012: M.M.- Operatic Performance, University of Maryland
2006 - 2010: B.M.-Voice, Northwestern University

Concerts

2017: Manon, Opera Santa Barbara, Lescaut - Orchestra, Kostis Protopapas
2017: Don Pasquale;Livermore Valley Opera, Malatesta - Orchestra, Alex Kusman
2017: Le nozze di Figaro, Miami Music Festival, Count - Orchestra, Caren Levine
2017: Carmen, Fort Worth Opera, Le Dancaire - Orchestra, Joe Illick
2017: La Boheme, The Charleston Opera, Schaunard - Orchestra, Michael Rossi
2016: Cosi fan tutte, LoftOpera, Guglielmo, Orchestra, Dean Buck
2016: La Cenerentola, Opera Fort Collins, Dandini - Orchestra, Wes Kenney
2016: L'heure espagnole, Opera Memphis, Ramiro - Piano, Wilson Sutherland
2015: Don Pasquale, Merola Opera Program, Malatesta - Orchestra, Warren Jones

Competitions

2017: 1st place, Shreveport Opera Competition
2016: Winner, Sullivan Foundation
2016: 1st place, Opera Birmingham Competition
2016: Semi-Finalist, Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions
2015: Finalist, Houston Grand Opera-Eleanor McCollum Competiton
2015: 1st place, Palm Springs Opera Guild Competition
2017: Semi-Finalist, Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions
Video
Final 2018: Alex DeSocio
Semi-final 2018: Alex DeSocio
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Programme
Final (11/05/2018)
Gioachino Rossini Largo al factotum della città (Il Barbiere di Siviglia)
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Vy tak pechalny - Ya vas lioubliou (Pikovaya dama (The Dame of Spades))
Gaetano Donizetti Cruda, funesta smania (Lucia di Lammermoor)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Papagena ! Weibchen, Täubchen (Die Zauberflöte)
Alex DeSocio, voice
La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, dir. Alain Altinoglu
Semi-final (05/05/2018)
Maurice Ravel Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
Franz Schubert Des Kriegers Ahnung (Schwanengesang D 957)
Georgy Sviridov Bogomater' v gorode (Peterburg)
Charles Gounod Oh sainte médaille - Avant de quitter ces lieux (Faust)
Alex DeSocio, voice
David Zobel, pianist accompanist
First round (02/05/2018)
Gioachino Rossini Largo al factotum della città (Il Barbiere di Siviglia)
Jake Heggie Captain Ahab, I must speak with you (Moby-Dick)
Alex DeSocio, voice
David Zobel, pianist accompanist
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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