Tyler Alessi has been praised for his “sonorous” baritone voice. His solo concert work includes appearances with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Des Moines Metropolitan Opera Festival Orchestra, the Asheville Symphony and the Los Angeles Bach Festival Orchestra. In 2009, Mr. Alessi made his European debut performing the baritone solo in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Udmertian Symphony Orchestra. Recently, Tyler performed the role of Jesus in Bach’s St. John Passion with Collegium Cincinnati.
Mr. Alessi has performed a wide range of operatic roles. His most notable roles include, Ford in Falstaff, Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, Spencer Coyle in Owen Wingrave and William Dale in Silent Night. He has also participated in the esteemed young artist programs at Cincinnati Opera, Des Metro Opera and Kentucky Opera.
A lover of new music, Mr. Alessi sang the title role in the premiere of Austin Jacquith’s ballet, Dracula: Bloodlines with the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance. He also sang the baritone solo in the world premiere of Dominik DiOrio’s Horizon Symphony. Further, Mr. Alessi has been a frequent participant of Opera Fusion New Works collaboration between Cincinnati Opera and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Through this collaboration, Mr. Alessi has been able to work with brilliant composers like Jake Heggie, Ricky Ian Gordon and Jack Perla.
Mr. Alessi received his vocal and operatic training at California State University Long Beach, and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.