Tarabotto, L’Inganno Felice
Buffo Alexander Adams-Leytes, in making his professional debut in 2013 with Pacific Opera Project, was described as “transcendental…never missing a syllable or pitch…always creating a plausible motive for his insane acrobatics” in his specialty of comic patter singing as (Rossini’s) Dr. Bartolo. For several summers, he trained in Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar, Germany with European buffo Damon Nestor Ploumis, specializing in Mozartian roles.
In 2014, he helped inaugurate Gulfshore Opera in Naples, FL, singing dual roles of Father and Witch in “Hansel and Gretel.”
In March of 2015, he made his German house debut with Theater Rudolstadt, as Dr. Cajus and Herr Reich in Nicolai’s “Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor” and later debuted Don Alfonso in “Cosi fan Tutte” with Passion Artists of Vienna. In 2016, he debuted with Miami Lyric Opera, performing Dulcamara and the Sacristan, in 2017 adding Don Magnifico in “Cenerentola” at Theater Rudolstadt and Gianni Schicchi with the Narnia Festival in Italy.
He reprised his Mozart Bartolo at Theater Arnstadt in Germany in 2018, sang Benoit/Alcindoros in Arkansas and New Rochelle, NY, and appeared in the Nahant Music Festival.
He later added Falke in “Fledermaus” at KurTheater in Bad Liebenstein, Germany and switched roles to sing Frank in Arnstadt and in the inaugural Opera on the Lake festival in Minnesota in 2019. Following re-opening of opera, he covered Dulcamara with Opera Maine, and will now sing his first Major General in “Pirates of Penzance” in Cedar Rapids before appearing in Chicago as Tarabotto.