Alex DeSocio

Baritone

Biography

An alum of the prestigious Merola Opera Program, Alex DeSocio is described by The New York Times as having a “buttery, booming baritone”. Recent engagements include Marcello in La bohème with Opera Birmingham, Silvio in Pagliacci with Opera Memphis, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore with Sarasota Opera, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette with Pensacola Opera, and Morales in Carmen with Vero Beach Opera.

Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia is a signature role for him, having sung it with Anchorage Opera, Opera Roanoke, Livermore Valley Opera, Mobile Opera, and Opera Colorado’s young artist program. Further professional role experience includes the title role in Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Dandini in La Cenerentola, Michele in Il Tabarro, Schaunard in La bohème, Lescaut in Manon, Le Dancaïre in Carmen, Ramiro in L’heure espangnole, Melchoir in Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Man with the Shoe Kit in Postcard from Morocco.

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Reviews

“… 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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