Alex Boyer, tenor
Alex Boyer is steadily gaining recognition for his commanding voice and dramatic portrayals of the lyric and spinto tenor repertoire. Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle for Festival Opera’s production of Pagliacci, Boyer “mustered a large, potent sound that brought a welcome measure of anguish and dark menace to the role of Canio; his delivery of the famous showpiece ‘Vesti la giubba’ lacked nothing in the way of grit and vocal power.” Other recent engagements include Ahab in Moby Dick with Chicago Opera Theater, Sam in Susannah with Festival Opera, covering the roles of Pollione in Norma, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, and Ahab in Moby Dick with the Dallas Opera, performing the roles of the Abbot in Andrea Chénier and Remendado in Carmen with San Francisco Opera, Rodolfo in La bohème, the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto with Island City Opera, Marcello in Leoncavallo's La bohème and Alwa in Lulu with the acclaimed West Edge Opera production, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Livermore Valley Opera, Lenski in Evgeny Onegin with Opera Idaho, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor and Manrico in Il trovatore with Island City Opera.
As a resident principal artist with Opera San José, he performed Manrico in Il trovatore, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Canio in Pagliacci, the title role in Faust, Cavaradossi in Tosca, the title role in Idomeneo, and many others. He is an alumnus of the Merola Opera Program, the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program for Singers, and is a recipient of the Mario Lanza Scholarship Award. A New York native, Boyer holds degrees from Boston University and Manhattan School of Music.