Praised as a “stand out” (Opera News), “rich and elegant” (Palm Beach Arts Paper), and “refreshing” (Miami Art Zine), bass Alex Soare is on the verge of an exciting career. 2020 engagements were to include Carmen with Helena Symphony and Il barbiere di Siviglia with Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera. Most recently, Mr. Soare performed the role of Sulpice in La fille du Regiment with Opera Saratoga, Mustafa in L’italiana in Algeri with Winter Opera St. Louis, Colline in La bohème with Finger Lakes Opera, the Father in Hansel and Gretel with Brava Opera, and the role of John in the world première of American Gothical and Sultry Night Farmhand in the world première of 8 Woods and a Van both with Cedar Rapids Opera Theater. He also travelled to China to make his debut as Leporello in Don Giovanni with Opera Hong Kong a role he will reprise this season with Opera Carolina and Opera Grand Rapids.
As a young artist with Florida Grand Opera, he performed Don Basilo in Il barbiere di Siviglia, First SS Officer in The Passenger, covered the title role in Don Pasquale, Zuniga in Carmen, Prince Gremin in Eugene Onegin, Tom in Un ballo in maschera, and appeared in the world premiere of Before Night Falls. As a Mary Ragland Young Artist with Nashville Opera, he sang the role of Samuel in The Pirates of Penzance, and with the Des Moines Metro Opera apprentice program he covered the roles of Orest in Elektra, Jack Rance in La fanciulla del West, and Capulet in Roméo et Juliette. He also participated in the Aspen Music Festival and in the Opera on the Avalon Festival.
Other recent engagements include 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; as Sulpice in La fille du regiment and in Tosca with Opera North; Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore with Opera Iowa; and Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte with Candid Concert Opera. Previous role highlights include the title role in Gianni Schicchi, Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring, and King Balthazar in Amahl and the Night Visitors.
Recently, Alex was honored with Third Place at the Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition; The Glenn & Ginger Flournoy Award at Mary Jacobs Smith Singer of the Year competition and in January, Alex traveled to Barcelona as a Finalist for the 55th Francisco Viñas International Singing Competition. Mr. Soare is an award recipient of The National Society of Arts and Letters, The Metropolitan Opera National Council, The Bel Canto Foundation, The Pantazelos Foundation, The Romanian National Song Competition, and Hariclea Darclee International Voice Competition. He has been a finalist for the Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition, The Marcello Giordani Vocal Competition, and Sherrill Milnes Opera Idol Competition.
Mr. Soare started his opera training in Brasov, Romania while earning a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Universitatea Transilvania. He then continued his studies in Salzburg, Austria at the Universität Mozarteum. He later completed a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Operatic Literature at Northwestern University.