Bass-baritone 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, he received his Master's in Vocal Performance under the teaching of Philip Zawisza at the University of Minnesota in 2012. For several summers, he trained in Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar, Germany under the direction of European buffo specialist 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 that 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, and sang five Benoit/Alcindoros in La Boheme productions in the following two years, with Opera St. Petersburg, Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance, The Charleston Opera, Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, and New Rochelle.
In 2017 he added to his repertoire the roles of Don Magnifico in Cenerentola in a return to 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, followed by his debut with the Nahant Music Festival singing the role of Papageno in June of 2018. In the summer of 2018 he debuted Falke in Die Fledermaus at the KurTheater in Bad Liebenstein, Germany.