Australian tenor Alexander Lewis made his Royal Opera debut in the 2016/17 Season as Angry Man in the Cathedral (The Nose).
Lewis was born to a musical family and began his career in musical theatre as a lyric baritone, training on the Music Theatre Program of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Musical theatre engagements included Anthony Hope (Sweeney Todd) for Opera Australia, Fred Barret (Titanic the Musical) with Seabiscuit Productions, Raoul (The Phantom of the Opera) for Really Useful Group and George (Sunday in the Park with George) for Victorian Opera. He trained as a tenor on the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program and on the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, where his roles included Ferrando (Così fan tutte) and Vašek (The Bartered Bride). Opera engagements since include Brioche (Die lustige Witwe), the Nose and Borsa (Rigoletto) for the Metropolitan Opera, the title role in Les Contes d’Hoffmann for Komische Oper Berlin, John Wormley (Crossing, world premiere) for American Repertory Theater, Boston, Flask (Moby Dick) for Washington National Opera, Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) for West Australian Opera and Gerhard (Gloria: a Pig Tale) for New York Philharmonic.
Lewis’s concert engagements include Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings at the Bangalow Music Festival, New South Wales, Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle with Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Poisson (Adriana Lecouvreur) with the Opera Orchestra of New York in Carnegie Hall.