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Alexander York
Baritone

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Alexander York was born in Chicago and earned his degree at Lawrence University (Wisconsin). He was awarded numerous scholarships including those of the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the Arte-Musica Foundation and the Fulbright Scholar Program which enabled him to continue his training in Europe. He earned a Master’s Degree at the Musikhochschule in Munich under the direction of Lars Woldt, Rudi Spring, and Donald Sulzen. He has made several stage appearances at the Augsburg Theatre where his roster of roles include Angelotti and Sciarrone in Tosca, the Captain in Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s Simplicius Simplicissimus, Weickmann and Fuhrmann in Hans Thomalla’s Kaspar Hauser, the Herald in Verdi’s Otello and Belcore in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’amore. In 2016, he participated in the masterclasses of Renée Fleming at the Aspen Music Festival and School and in August 2017, he was the first to perform the role of James Ramsey in the world premiere of Zesses Seglias’s To the Lighthouse at the Bregenz Festival. He also gave a recital at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, sang in concert in Munich with the Munich Radio Symphony, and performed the role of Bedienter in Viktor Ulmann’s Der zerbrochene Krug. In 2015, as a young artist in residence at Denver’s Central City Opera he received the John Moriarty Award for his participation in the company’s productions. He was also awarded the Prize of Honour by the Bel Canto Society of Chicago and he earned second prize in the Melody and Oratorio Category of the American Prize. Alexander York is joining the Paris Opera Academy in September 2018.