British-Canadian baritone Alexander Dobson has been praised for his musical and dramatic artistry on both opera and concert stages. His portrayal of Wozzeck conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin with Théâtre du Nouveau Monde and Orchestre Métropolitain was lauded for his “gripping embodiment of Wozzeck” (Journal Voir). Other roles of note include Guglielmo (Così Fan Tutte), Belcoré (L’elisir d’amore) and Ned Keene (Peter Grimes), all with L’Opera de Montréal.
In Dobson’s 2017/18 season, he returns to the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for performances of Bach’s Magnificat and performs at Spoleto Festival (Zemlinsky’s Spring Symphony). In Canada, Dobson appears with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra for Handel’s Alexander’s Fesast, Toronto Masque Theatre (Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas), Continuum Contemporary Music, Opera in Concert, Tapestry, and Syrinx Concerts. In Summer 2017, he appeared at Stratford Summer Music, performing the title role in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. He made an acclaimed debut last season with Milwaukee’s Florentine Opera in the title role of Don Giovanni.
Dobson’s other operatic roles include Masetto in Don Giovanni with Calgary Opera; Guillaume in the French version of Così fan tutte with Opera Lafayette; The Count in The Marriage of Figaro with Against the Grain; Marcello in La Bohème with Saskatoon Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria, and on television in BRAVO’s StreetScenes version of the work; Silvio in Pagliacci for L’Opéra de Québec; Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette for L’Opera de Montréal and also for Opera Ontario; Harlequin in Calgary Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos; Sonora in La fanciulla del West with L’Opera de Montreal; Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas with The Theatre of Early Music; De Retz in Bard Summerscape’s production of Les Huguenots; and Moralès in Opera Pacific’s Carmen. Alexander made his London debut at the Linbury Theatre with Royal Opera House Covent Garden in the premiere of The Midnight Court by Ana Sokolovic. His recent performance as The Master in Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie’s production of Against Nature with director James Kudelka was praised for its “clarity and sustained feeling” (The Globe and Mail). Other recent performances of contemporary works include Maximilian in Bernstein’s Candide with Calgary Opera and The Pilot in Soundstreams’ production of Airline Icarus, a new opera by Brian Current.
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