With “a fine vocal authority and an ease on stage,” and a “memorable baritone sound,” Alexander Charles Boyd is vivaciously performing across the United States. Last year, he made his west coast debut with Pacific Opera Project (affectionately known as POP) in a double bill of director Josh Shaw’s English libretto set to Mozart’s The Impresario, and Salieri’s hilarious operatic underdog Prima la musica, e poi le parole, which gave him a chance to “show off an impressive falsetto.”
At home in New York, Boyd took second place in the New York Lyric Opera Theater’s 2016 vocal competition. He portrayed the role of Jensen in Jeeyoung Kim’s revival of her 2012 opera From my mother’s mother (which he will perform again this summer), and performed in The Little Opera Theater of NY’s double bill of Carlisle Floyd’s operas Slow Dusk and Markheim, each with the composer in attendance. He played Yamadori in Madama Butterfly with Martina Arroyo’s celebrated Prelude to Performance, as well as Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro with the Manhattan Opera Studio, and Escamillo in Carmen with the Staten Island Philharmonic.
Away from home, Boyd was seen in Arkansas and Texas last year as Masetto in The Muses Project’s touring production of Don Giovanni, and in southern Maine with PORTopera’s rendition of Menotti’s The Medium. At Sarasota Opera, he performed Haly in L’Italiana in Algeria, and will return next season to sing Dancairo in Carmen, and Moruccio in Tiefland. In concert, he has performed the Requiems of Mozart, Verdi and Fauré, and is particularly fond of Mahler and Schubert Lieder.
Continuing this season, Boyd will sing Scarpia in Tosca with the New York Lyric Opera Theater, as well as returning to the Muses’ Project for both their annual musical theater concert, and a production of The Merry Widow.
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