Hailed as possessing a “melting tone and poignant phrasing” (Opera News), Alexander McKissick, tenor, is a graduate of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at the Washington National Opera in Washington, D.C. Alexander has performed the leading role of Nikolaus Sprink in the new opera: Silent Night by Kevin Puts, The Governor of Montevideo in Candide by Leonard Bernstein, Roderigo in Otello by Verdi, the 1st Armored Guard in The Magic Flute by Mozart, and understudied the title role in Faust with the WNO. In the summer of 2019, Mr. McKissick understudied the role of Rodolfo in Puccini's La boheme with the Des Moines Metro Opera, and in 2018 performed the title role of Roméo in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette with the Wolf Trap Opera. Past performance credits include: Alfredo Germont in La traviata at the Aspen Music Festival, concerts with the Georg Solti Accademia in Geneva, Switzerland and Venice, Italy, the tenor soloist in Handel's Messiah with the Richmond Symphony, 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 at the Juilliard School of Music, where he received his Bachelor’s of Music and Master’s Degree. Alexander is a 2018 Sullivan Foundation Career Grant Winner, a 2017 Sara Tucker Study Grant Winner, and a Toulmin Scholar.
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