Bio: Romanian-American Bass-baritone, Alex Soare praised as a “stand out”, Opera News and "magnificent”, Talk in Broadway, was recently a Finalist at Francisco Viñas International Singing Competition in Barcelona and received the Third Place Prize at the Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition.
In the coming months Alex will perform Escamillo in Carmen with Helena Symphony and Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville with Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera.
In 2019, Alex made his international debut as Leporello in Don Giovanni with Opera Hong Kong, performing Mustafa in L'Italiana in Algeri with Winter Opera St. Louis, Peter in Hansel and Gretel with Brava! Opera Theater, John and the Farmhand in the world premiere of Strokes of Genius: The Grant Wood Operas with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, returning to Opera Saratoga as Sulpice in La fille du régiment, and performing Colline in La bohème with Finger Lakes Opera. Alex also recently performed as a soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Glacier Symphony Orchestra and Chorale.
As a member of the Florida Grand Opera Studio he performed the roles of Zuniga in Carmen, Prince Gremin in Eugene Onegin, Tom in Un ballo in maschera, Don Basilo in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and First SS Officer in The Passenger. He covered the roles of Victor in Before Night Falls and the title role in Don Pasquale.
Previous engagements have included Sulpice in La fille du regiment with Opera North, Samuel in The Pirates of Penzance with Nashville Opera, Gremin in Eugene Onegin and Escamillo in Carmen with the Aspen Music Festival, der Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte and Elisha Fitzgibbon/Legs Diamond in a world premiere workshop Rosco with Opera Saratoga, Dulcamara in L'elisir d'amore with Opera Iowa, the title role in Gianni Schicchi with Opera on the Avalon, Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring and King Balthazar in Amahl and the Night Visitors. At Des Moines Metro Opera he covered Jack Rance in La fanciulla del West, Orest in Elektra and Capulet in Roméo et Juliette.
[ AWARDS ]
Alex has received awards from The Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition, The Metropolitan Opera National Council, The Bel Canto Foundation, The Mary Jacobs Smith Singer of the Year Competition, The National Society of Arts and Letters, and the Romanian National Song Competition. He has been a finalist for the Francisco Viñas International Singing Competition & The Marcello Giordani Vocal Competition.
[ EDUCATION ]
Mr. Soare first completed a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration before earning a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Universitatea Transilvania in Brasov, Romania. He then continued his studies in Salzburg, Austria at the Universität Mozarteum and later receiving a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Operatic Literature from Northwestern University.
Alex also serves as the General Director of the Chicago Summer Opera and is on the board of the Illinois Institute of Independent Colleges and Universities.