Style: Pop; Opera; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Title: Artist in Residence at Jacksonville University
Bio: Praised by Opera News for his “persuasive acting” and “attractive voice”, baritone Tyler Alessi has been seen in opera houses and concert halls throughout the United States as well as in Europe. His solo concert work includes appearances with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic, 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.
Dr. Alessi has performed a wide range of operatic roles. His most notable roles include, John Sorel in The Consul, Ford in Falstaff, Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, Spencer Coyle in Owen Wingrave and William Dale in Silent Night. Most recently, Dr. Alessi return to Dayton Opera to sing the role of the Pirate King in Gilbert and Sullivan’s musical, The Pirates of Penzance. Dr. Alessi has also participated in the esteemed young artist programs at Cincinnati Opera, Des Metro Opera, and Kentucky Opera.
A lover of new music, Dr. 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, Dr. 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, Dr. Alessi has been able to work with brilliant composers like Jake Heggie, Ricky Ian Gordon and Jack Perla.
Dr. Alessi serves as Artist in Residence at Jacksonville University where he teaches private voice, opera workshop, and diction.
Voice Type: Baritone
Music Styles Taught: Pop; Opera; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I offer lessons in a group environment; I accept students through a college or university program