Alexander York

BARITONE

"LA BANCA DI FRANCIA"
La bohème
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"COME PARIDE VEZZOSO"
L'elisir d'amore
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Die Zauberflöte
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Alexander York

(He/His) Baritone Alexander York, from Wisconsin, was most recently seen as Schaunard in La bohème and in recitals with James Baillieu at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. In the January 2021 edition of Opéra Magazine, York was profiled as a Young Talent to Watch. In September 2020, he was awarded three prizes at the International Competition of Art Song in Gordes, France. From 2018-2021, York was a member of the opera studio of the Opéra national de Paris.

Académie, 2018-21
Opéra national de Paris
Académie, 2018-2021
Bayerische Staatsoper
Bedienter - Der zerbrochene Krug, 2018
Hochschule für Musik und Theater München
Master of Music Lied Performance, 2016-2018
Staatstheater Augsburg
Young Artist in Ensemble, 2016-2018
Aspen Music Festival and School
Snooks - A Wedding, 2016, 2013
Central City Opera
Apprentice Artist, 2015
Northwestern University
Master of Music, 2014-16
Lawrence University
Bachelor of Music, 2010-2014
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Alexander York
is represented by
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Schedule

La Bohème
Schaunard

Verbier Festival, August

The Rape of Lucret...
Tarquinius

Opéra national de Paris, May

L'enfant et les so...
L'horloge/Le chat

Opéra national de Paris, January 2020

Biography

Baritone Alexander York, from Wisconsin, was most recently seen as Schaunard in La bohème and in recitals with James Baillieu at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland.

In the January 2021 edition of Opéra Magazine, York was profiled as a "Jeune Talent" [young talent]. In September 2020, he was awarded the City of Gordes Prize as well as the Best Young Baritone or Bass Prize at the International Competition of Art Song [Concours international de la mélodie] in Gordes, France.

From 2018-2021, York was a member of the opera studio of the Opéra national de Paris. Highlights of his work there include singing Tarquinius in Britten's Rape of Lucretia, Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, and the Horloge comtoise and Le chat in Ravel’s L'Enfant et les Sortilèges and recitals at the Palais Garnier, in Évian-les-Bains, Amiens, Metz, and Grenoble.

With the Bayerische Staatsoper in 2018, York was the Bedienter in Viktor Ullmann's Der zerbrochene Krug. In 2017 at the Bregenz Festival, he sang the role of James Ramsey in the world premiere of Zesses Seglias' To the Lighthouse.

In 2018, York received a Masters degree in Liedgestaltung [Art Song Performance] from the Munich University of Music. He was a 2016-17 winner of the prestigious Fulbright Research Grant.

In 2019, York appeared with the Jewish Chamber Orchestra Munich in a concert of Mahler's 14 Lieder und Gesänge and sang a Liederabend in the Hamburg Art Museum. In 2018, he gave the world premiere of Rudi Spring's Augenblicke des Abschieds, a song cycle for baritone and hammered dulcimer. In 2017, he sang a solo recital at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, performed with the Munich Radio Orchestra, and joined the Heidelberg Philharmonic to sing the bass solos in Bach's Weihnachtsoratorium.

From 2016-2017, York was a fixture of the opera stage at Theater Augsburg -- firstly, making his European debut as Belcore in L’elisir d’amore in 2016; secondly, as a scholarship-holding member of the 2016-17 soloist ensemble.
"Toute la scène de la mort de Don Giovanni met pleinement en valeur le baryton, Alexander York. Physique de séducteur, sourire carnassier, il maîtrise sans conteste la partie vocale du personnage." [The scene of Don Giovanni's death highlighted the baritone, Alexander York. With the physicality of a seducer and a carnivorous smile, he mastered without question the vocal part of the character.]
— Olyrix.com

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