Described by The New York Times as having a “buttery, booming baritone,” Alex DeSocio (Wichita, KS), received his B.M. from Northwestern University and his M.M. from the University of Maryland. He is a 2-time alumnus of the San Francisco Opera Merola Program.
He has worked regionally with such opera companies as Sarasota Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Opera Birmingham, Pensacola Opera, Anchorage Opera, Wichita Grand Opera, Opera Memphis, Livermore Valley Opera, and Opera Santa Barbara. Principal roles includes Silvio in Pagliacci, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette, Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte, Marcello in La Boheme, Lescaut in Manon, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, and the Count in Le nozze di Figaro.
Alex’s awards include being a 2 Time-Metropolitan Opera Council Audition Semi-Finalist, Winner/Laureate with the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, Sullivan Foundation Winner, and 1st Place Winner Opera Birmingham Vocal Competition.