Alex DeSocio



Alex DeSocio’s “buttery, booming baritone” (The New York Times) has been featured extensively with opera companies across the United States.

For the 2022/23 season, Mr. DeSocio portrays Figaro in Shreveport Opera’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, as well as Schaunard in La bohème with Pensacola Opera. Recent engagements include La bohème (Marcello) with Opera Birmingham, Pagliacci (Silvio) with Opera Memphis, L’elisir d’amore (Belcore) with Sarasota Opera, Roméo et Juliette (Mercutio) with Pensacola Opera, and Carmen (Morales) with Vero Beach Opera.

Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia is a signature role for Mr. DeSocio, having performed it with Anchorage Opera, Opera Roanoke, Livermore Valley Opera, Mobile Opera, and Opera Colorado’s young artist program. Further professional role credits include the title role in Don Giovanni with Wichita Grand Opera, Le nozze di Figaro (Count Almaviva) with Miami Music Festival, Così fan tutte (Guglielmo) with LoftOpera, La Cenerentola (Dandini) with Opera Fort Collins, La bohème (Schaunard) with Charleston Opera Theater, Manon (Lescaut) with Opera Santa Barbara, Carmen (Le Dancaïre) with Fort Worth Opera, L’heure espangnole (Ramiro) with Opera Memphis, and Amahl and the Night Visitors (Melchoir) with Amarillo Opera.

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“… the undisputed star of this evening was Alex DeSocio as the happy-go-lucky Guglielmo. His richly-colored baritone, immaculate musicianship, flawless Italian diction and magnetic stage presence added up to something close to perfection.”

James Jorden

New York Observer

“The buttery, booming baritone Alex DeSocio (Guglielmo)…was particularly fine…”

Zachary Woolfe

The New York Times

DeSocio’s rich baritone was everything the character needs: it’s little wonder Adina found him attractive, in spite of his narcissism.

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