Previously for HGO, Alexander Birch Elliott sang the role of Zurga in The Pearl Fishers (2019), a role he also performed in his debut at the Metropolitan Opera. During the 2023-24 season, Elliott appears at The Metropolitan Opera as Papageno in The Magic Flute and sings Figaro in The Barber of Seville at Arizona Opera. The 2022-23 season included his anticipated role and house debut as Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor with Los Angeles Opera, a return to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as the baritone soloist in Mozart’s Great Mass and Handel’s Messiah, and a return to The Metropolitan Opera to cover the title role in Don Giovanni. With Des Moines Metro Opera he sang Leandro in The Love for Three Oranges in summer 2023, and Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in summer 2022. His 2021-22 season began with his return to The Metropolitan Opera as Schaunard in La bohème, followed by performances as the title role in Eugene Onegin at Opera Omaha. In the 2020-21 season he was seen as Marcello in La bohème for his debut at San Diego Opera; Escamillo in Carmen with Opera Santa Barbara; and both Prince Yeletsky in Pique Dame and Momus in Platée with Des Moines Metro Opera. Other highlights include making his Carnegie Hall debut with the American Symphony Orchestra for Elgar’s The Kingdom, debuting with New York’s PROTOTYPE Festival as Lucifer in Rev 23, returning to Tulsa Opera for performances of Escamillo in Carmen, and returning to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for Don Fernando in Fidelio.
Zurga: THE PEARL FISHERS 2018-19