Mezzo-soprano Alexis Peart is an alumna of the Eastman School of Music and is currently based in Boston, MA, where she is pursuing a graduate degree in Vocal Performance from Boston University. Alexis is two-time alumna of the Wolf Trap Opera Studio Artist Program (2020/2021). During the 2022/2023 season, Alexis performs with the Rochester Oratorio Society as the Voice of Israel in R. Nathaniel Dett’s The Ordering of Moses. She has appeared frequently with the Boston University Opera Institute, this season as Jo in Mark Adamo’s Little Women, Ruggiero in Handel’s Alcina, and Mrs. Somes in Ned Rorem’s Our Town, and in the 2021/2022 season as Brittomara in Jake Heggie’s If I Were You and Taller Daughter in Missy Mazzoli’s Proving Up.
Especially apt with new music, Alexis debuted the role of Ada Lovelace in the world premiere workshop of Elena Ruehr’s The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage with Guerilla Opera and presented the first live performance of Love in the Time Of, a world premiere song cycle commissioned by Boston Opera Collaborative. She can be heard on the Grammy-nominated recording of Anthony Davis’ X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X produced by Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Odyssey Opera, and on several art song recordings released by PARMA Recordings, LLC.
Operatic highlights include the title role in Handel’s Giulio Cesare (Chicago Summer Opera), Der Trommler in Viktor Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis and Bessie in Kurt Weill’s Mahagonny-Songspiel (Eastman Opera Theater), Léonore in Andre Campra’s Le Carnaval de Venise and Cupid in John Blow’s Venus and Adonis (Eastman Collegium Musicum), in addition to serving as the alto soloist in Bach Canata’s 102, 48, and 79, and Handel’s Messiah, and the alto soloist cover in Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium with Eastman Philharmonia.
Upcoming events and performances can be found online at alexispeart.com