Alexander McKissick, tenor, is a member of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at the Washington National Opera in Washington, D.C. This season, Alexander performs the roles of Nikolaus Sprink in the new opera: Silent Night by Kevin Puts and Joseph the Stage Hand in Jeanine Tesori’s The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me. Last season at WNO, he performed as The Drunkard and The Lamplighter in Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince and The Governor of Montevideo in Bernstein’s Candide. This past summer, Mr. McKissick performed the title role of Roméo in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette with the Wolf Trap Opera. Previous performances include: Alfredo Germont in La traviata at the Aspen Music Festival, the tenor soloist in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the roles of Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte, Le Journaliste in Les mamelles de Tirésias, Ein Soldat in Der Kaiser von Atlantis, and Brack Weaver in Kurt Weill’s Down in the Valley at the Juilliard School of Music, where he received his Bachelor’s of Music and Master’s Degree. Alexander is a 2017 Sara Tucker Study Grant Winner, a 2018 Operalia Quarterfinalist and a Toulmin Scholar.
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