Praised as a “stand out” (Opera News), “rich and elegant” (Palm Beach Arts Paper), and “refreshing” (Miami Art Zine), bass Alex Soare is on the verge of an exciting career. Most recently, Mr. Soare was seen as Escamillo in Anchorage Opera’s production of Carmen and in On Site Opera’s production of Der Kaiser von Atlantis in the role of Death. Next season, Soare will make house débuts with Madison Opera as Angelotti in Tosca and Roanoke Opera as the title role in Le nozze di Figaro, and he’ll return to Chicago Opera Theater to sing several roles in The Nose.
Other recent seasons have included the role of Sulpice in La fille du Regiment with Opera Saratoga, Mustafa in L’italiana in Algeri with Winter Opera St. Louis, Colline in La bohème with Finger Lakes Opera, the Father in Hansel and Gretel with Brava Opera, and the roles of John in the world premiere of American Gothical and Sultry Night Farmhand in the world premiere of Eight Woods and a Van, both with Cedar Rapids Opera Theater. He also traveled to China to make his début as Leporello in Don Giovanni with Opera Hong Kong. Last season, he reprised the role in productions of Don Giovanni for Opera Grand Rapids and Opera Carolina, performed the role of Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Sacramento Philharmonic, and was seen in Chicago Opera Theater’s Carmen. As a soloist, he performed in the concert Shakespeare in Cleveland with Cleveland Opera Theatre. [read more...]
"...his rich voice investing [Leporello] with dignity and even nobility..." – The Rapidian
Don Giovanni – "The opera begins with Leporello, servant to the titular character, singing of a wish to be free of his master. This production is set in contemporary times, as his clothes make clear; he might have been an Eastern European man headed for a night at the club. Alex Soare portrayed him convincingly, his rich voice investing the character with dignity and even nobility."
"...Soare’s deep vocal and physical presence seemed to anchor the performance...” – TimesArgus
La fille du régiment – “A particular delight was bass-baritone Alex Soare as Sergeant Sulpice, Marie’s father-figure. Soare’s deep vocal and physical presence seemed to anchor the performance
"...a rich, elegant bass-baritone...” – Palm Beach Arts Paper
Il barbiere di Siviglia – “Alex Soare, as Don Basilio, here reconceived as a photographer as well as a music master, demonstrated a rich, elegant bass-baritone”
"...His big instrument brought delicious slime to La calunnia è un venticello...” – Miami Art Zine
Il barbiere di Siviglia – “Alex Soare, tall, lithe and thin, was refreshing in his characterization of the music coach and paparazzi, Don Basilio. His big instrument brought delicious slime to La calunnia è un venticello.”
"...showed off an impressive voice..." – Palm Beach Arts Paper
The Passenger – “One of the company’s Young Artists, American bass-baritone Alex Soare, showed off an impressive voice in his few lines as an SS man.”
"...startlingly convincing..." – CVNC
Don Giovanni – "Soare was startlingly convincing as Leporello when the servant was called upon to masquerade as his master."