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Alex DeSocio
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°1987
United States of America
baritone
Biography
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
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Recital by laureates voice 2018Soloist
Final 2018: Alex DeSocioSoloist
Semi-final 2018: Alex DeSocioSoloist
First round 2018 : Alex DeSocioSoloist
VOICE 2018Unranked laureate
Videos
Semi-final 2018: Alex DeSocio
Saturday 5 May 2018 Flagey/Studio 4 Maurice Ravel : Don Quichotte à Dulcinée Chanson romanesque (B flat minor) | Chanson épique (F major) | Chanson à boire (C major) 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) Soloist : Alex DeSocio Pianist accompanist : David Zobel
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Final 2018: Alex DeSocio
Friday 11 May 2018 Centre for Fine Arts/Salle Henry Le Boeuf 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) Soloist : Alex DeSocio Orchestra : La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra Conductor : Alain Altinoglu
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First round 2018 : Alex DeSocio
Semi-final 2018: Alex DeSocio
Final 2018: Alex DeSocio
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