Alok Kumar (Sid) Noted as a “tenor unlike others, with a resonance and depth to his voice,” Alok Kumar is on the rise to stardom. Mr. Kumar recently made his Royal Opera House Covent Garden and London Philharmonic Orchestra débuts creating the role of Chyavana in the world premiere of Ravi Shankar’s opera Sukanya, a work harmonizing the distinct music, dance and theatrical traditions of India and the West. He will reprise the role with the Royal Philharmonic next season. Recently he performed Don José in Bizet’s Carmen with Michigan Opera Theater, Florida Grand Opera and Musica Viva in Hong Kong, Duke of Mantua in Palm Beach Opera’s production of Verdi’s Rigoletto, Macduff in Verdi’s Macbeth under the baton of Emmanuel Plasson, Robert Paterson’s Crossing the Hudson with American Modern Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, and appeared in New York City Opera’s production of Respighi’s La Campana Sommersa. This season, Mr. Kumar joins the roster of The Metropolitan Opera for their productions of La Fanciulla del West and Puccini’s Il Trittico. He will also be participating in the Intimate Apparel workshop with Lincoln Center early next year. Other notable engagements include débuts at Canada’s le Domaine Forget International Music Festival as Don José in La tragedie de Carmen, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with the Cincinnati Pops/Cincinnati Opera led by John Morris Russell, Alfredo in La traviata with Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, and a début as tenor soloist in the New York premiere of Stephen Paulus’ To Be Certain of the Dawn at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium.
An avid performer and in-demand artist of new works, Mr. Kumar premiered the tenor solo in the Thomas Cabaniss Cantata My Song is a Fire and collaborated with director Scott Schwarz and librettist Marc Aceto in Jeffrey Stock’s musical adaptation of E. M. Forster’s A Room with a View. Mr. Kumar recently recorded the role of Jesus of Nazareth in Marcos Galvany’s operatic tableaux Oh My Son with members of the Washington National Symphony, Washington National Opera Orchestra, Washington National Opera Chorus and the Washington National Cathedral Children’s Choir.(United States)