Alex Boyer

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.”

2024 engagements include Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Modesto Symphony, Legend of the Ring with West Edge Opera, Remendado in Carmen at San Francisco Opera and his house debut with the Metropolitan Opera as Ruggero in La Rondine.

In 2023 Alex appeared in several productions as Cavaradossi in Tosca (Opera San Jose, Livermore Valley Opera, Cinnabar Theater), sang the Duke in Rigoletto with Opera in the Heights, and workshopped a new opera, Dolores, by composer Nicolas Benavides with West Edge Opera. The tenor also sang Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Idaho Falls Symphony and Tybalt in Romeo et Juliette with Opera San Jose.

In 2022 Alex sang 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 inLa 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 Butterflywith 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 the Manhattan School of Music.