British-Canadian baritone Alexander Dobson has been praised for his musical and dramatic artistry on both opera and concert stages. He was lauded for his “gripping embodiment of Wozzeck” (Journal Voir) in a production of the Berg opera with Théâtre du Nouveau Monde and Orchestre Métropolitain, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
This season Dobson makes his third appearance in three seasons with Florentine Opera, performing the role of Betteron in Carlise Floyd’s Prince of Players. Concert highlights include Messiah performances with Symphony Nova Scotia and St. Thomas Church in New York as well as Durufle’s Requiem with the Bach Society of St. Louis and Bizet’s Carmen in concert with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Other engagements of note include the Canadian premiere of The Mute and the Canary, a new opera by Rudolf Komorous, with Turning Point Ensemble and Spoleto Festival USA’s production of Zemlinksy’s Spring Symphony at Luminato Festival.
Dobson’s operatic roles include the title role in Don Giovanni with Florentine Opera, “Masetto” in Don Giovanni and “Maximilian” in Bernstein’s Candide with Calgary Opera, and “The Count” in The Marriage of Figaro with Against the Grain. Concert highlights include Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfayer with Orchestre Métropolitain, Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast with Toronto Symphony, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the combined National Arts Centre Orchestra and Orchestre Métropolitain.