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Alexander Adams-Leytes

Alexander Adams-Leytes, in making his professional debut in March of 2013 with Pacific Opera Project, in Los Angeles, CA, was described as "transcendental" and "never missing a syllable or pitch...always creating a plausible motive for his insane vocal and physical acrobatics" in his specialty area of comic patter singing as Dr. Bartolo in a modern-day Hollywood version of Il barbiere di Siviglia.  Originally educated at St. John's University,For several summers, he trained in Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar, Germany under the d i r e c t i o n of European buffo star Damon Nestor Ploumis, performing Papageno, Count Almaviva, Bartolo, Leporello and Masetto.

In December of 2014, he performed in the inaugural production for Gulfshore Opera in Naples, FL in the dual roles of Father and Witch in "Hansel and Gretel,"

In March of 2015, he made his European house debut with Theater Rudolstadt, in Thuringia, Germany, alternating between the roles of Dr. Cajus and Herr Reich in Nicolai's "Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor" and in June sang his first Don Alfonso in "Cosi fan Tutte" with Passion Artists of Vienna. In 2016, he debuted with Miami Lyric Opera, performing Dulcamara and the Sacristan, sang three Benoit/Alcindoros in "La Boheme" productions in the past eighteen months, with Opera St. Petersburg, Martina Arroyo's Prelude to Performance, and The Charleston Opera, and most recently in 2017 debuted the roles of Don Magnifico in "Cenerentola" with Theater Rudolstadt in Germany and Gianni Schicchi with the Narnia Festival in Italy. He reprised his Mozart Bartolo at Theater Arnstadt in Germany in February of 2018. He then sang two more Benoit/Alcindoros, in Arkansas and New Rochelle, NY in the spring and summer of 2018, followed by his debut with the Nahant Music Festival singing the role of Papageno this June and his debut as Falke in Fledermaus in July at the KurTheater in Bad Liebenstein, Germany. He made his Canadian debut in November, 2018 as Don Alfonso with Opera Mariposa in Vancouver.  He will do another Fledermaus, this time as Frank, in February back in Germany, two more Benoit/Alcindoros spring 2019 in Mississippi, as well as his musical theater debut as Pseudolus in "A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum" with the Natchez Festival of Music.