Maxwell Levy

Remarked by Opera Today, “Mr. Levy is that rare, somewhat dark voiced tenor who not only has the stentorian delivery needed to fill any hall, but also the ability to scale it back with gorgeous results… I can predict you will hear much, much more of tenor Maxwell Levy.”

Originally from New York, Maxwell is an interpreter of the operatic, oratorio, song and musical theater repertoire. His 2019 season highlights included Hermann in The Queen of Spades directed by Francesca Zambello at the Glimmerglass Festival, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte directed by Andrew Sinclair at Royal Academy Opera in London and the Opera Box Ghost in The Ghosts of Versailles conducted by Joseph Colaneri at the Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles.

For the 2020 season Maxwell sang the role of Ricardo in Massenet’s Chérubin with Royal Academy Opera, conducted by Tony Legge, and was slated to reprise his Glimmerglass 2018 role of Officer Krupke in Francesca Zambello’s production of West Side Story at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari as well as make his Don José debut in Opera Loki’s Carmen, touring France and the U.K. These performances have been postponed until future seasons due to COVID-19.

In November 2020 he will rejoin Royal Academy Opera for his final year of the program, performing the role of Lysander in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Christopher Luscombe.

He previously spent two seasons with Opera Philadelphia, performing in the company’s productions of Turandot,Tancredi, Die Zauberflöte and Carmen. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Maxwell spent the 2018/2019 season in the Master of Music program at The Juilliard School in the studio of Marlena Malas. Maxwell is a member of Actors Equity Association (AEA/Equity) and the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA).