A native of Québec, Alexandre Sylvestre studied at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal where he was awarded the “Premier Prix avec Grande Distinction.” Recent and upcoming engagements include a remount of SILENT NIGHT for Michigan Opera Theatre, Colline in LA BOHEME and the premiere of LES FELUETTES for Opéra de Montréal, Bartolo in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA for Saskatoon Opera, Timur in TURANDOT for Calgary Opera and Mozart’s REQUIEM for Orchestre symphonique de Québec. Of special interest is Opera Lafayette’s LEONORE project, performances of Beethoven’s original version of FIDELIO and the version by Gaveaux on the same subject, in Washington and New York.
One of the most in demand artists of his generation, he has been heard in Opéra de Québec’s L’ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES, as Bartolo in Edmonton Opera’s IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, Brahms’ REQUIEM with Symphony Nova Scotia, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Orchestre symphonique de Sherbrooke, Kevin Puts’ SILENT NIGHT for Opéra de Montréal, Brander in DAMNATION DE FAUST for Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Haly in ITALIANA IN ALGERI for Calgary Opera, and Colline in LA BOHEME for Manitoba Opera.
Active on the concert stage, engagements include Beethoven’s CHORAL FANTASIA at Festival Lanaudière, DIE SCHÖPFUNG for Symphony Nova Scotia, Haydn’s STABAT MATER with Les Violons du Roy and Rossini’s PETITE MESSE SOLONNELLE for the Taiwan National Choir in Taipei. He has also been heard with Opera Hamilton, Pacific Opera Victoria and with Nezet-Seguin and Orchestre Metropolitain du Grand Montréal.