I leave a white and turbid wake - Heggie's Moby-Dick
Addio, fiorito asil - Puccini's Madama Butterfly
Tenor Alex Boyer is known for his commanding voice and dramatic portrayals of the lyric and spinto tenor repertoire. Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle for Festival Opera’s production of Pagliacci, Boyer “mustered a large, potent sound that brought a welcome measure of anguish and dark menace to the role of Canio; his delivery of the famous showpiece ‘Vesti la giubba’ lacked nothing in the way of grit and vocal power.”
2023 performances: Cavaradossi in Tosca with Livermore Valley Opera and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Idaho Falls Symphony.
Alex’s engagements in 2022 include Cassio in Otello with Livermore Valley Opera, and numerous concert performances including Festival Opera at Piedmont Center for the Arts, a snapshot concert with West Edge Opera, a Vienna Operetta concert at the Vallejo Performing Arts Center, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Quad City Symphony Orchestra and Glacier Symphony Orchestra. The artist’s 2020-21 credits include Tichon in Janáček's Káťa Kabanová with West Edge Opera, Cavaradossi in Tosca with Hawaii Opera Theater and Captain Ahab in Jake Heggie's Moby Dick with Chicago Opera Theater. In his very busy 2019 season, Alex sang Dr. Richardson in West Edge Opera’s production of Breaking the Waves, Sam Polk in Susannah with Festival Opera, Ahab in Chicago Opera Theater’s Moby Dick, and Des Grieux in Berkeley Chamber Opera’s production of Manon Lescaut.
Other engagements include Ruggero in La Rondine and the title role in Kashchey the Immortal with Island City Opera, the Abbot in Andrea Chénier and Remendado in Carmen with San Francisco Opera; Rodolfo in La bohème and the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto with Island City Opera; Marcello in Leoncavallo's La bohème and Alwa in Lulu in the acclaimed West Edge Opera production; Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Livermore Valley Opera; Lenski in Evgeny Onegin with Opera Idaho; and Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor and Manrico in Il trovatore with Island City Opera. Alex also covered Pollione in Norma, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, and Ahab in Moby Dick with the Dallas Opera.
As a resident principal artist with Opera San Jose, he performed Manrico in Il trovatore, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Canio in Pagliacci, the title role in Faust, Cavaradossi in Tosca, the title role in Idomeneo, and many others. He is an alumnus of the Merola Opera Program and was an Apprentice with the Santa Fe Opera. A New York native, Boyer holds degrees from Boston University and Manhattan School of Music.