My name is Alexis Alfaro, I am a tenor and I love to sing! I can remember at age 4 my parents looking down at me in surprise while I sang my heart out at church. I thought they were shocked that I was singing with the adults, but now realize they were surprised to see a 4 year old singing and feeling pure joy. There are plenty of cool stories that have inspired me to continue on with my vocal trianing and passion for the art of voice. Ultimately, I know that singing is my life's work because it makes me a better and more humble person every day. There has never been a society without music and my goal is to serve the music.
I received my BA in vocal performance from the University of San Diego. Following graduation I worked in arts administration and played rugby professionally while letting my voice develop and mature for the art form. I am very happy with my progress as an artist and I know that the work is never done, meaning there is always room for improvement. It's exciting to get better each day. Currently I am working on my Master's in Opera at the University of Kansas.
I am extremely thankful for the support I receive from my family, friends and community. Without their belief, insight and wisdom I would not be where I am at today. I want to express my deepest gratitude to those who have taught me, given me learning opportunities and nurtured me along my journey.
I have been able to amass a solid list of roles over the years. My favorites have been Alfred (Die Fledermaus), Lippo Fiorentino (Street Scene), Herman (The Most Happy Fella) and Beppe (Rita). I have performed with OperaWorks, Opera Academy of California, San Diego Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Center Stage Opera, SDSU Opera Theater, Point Loma Opera Theater, and Pacific Lyric Association. It is great to see my dedication and commitment to the art allow me more opportunities to perform. As a recital artist I sing an eclectic mix of art songs, arias and mariachi music.
It is a privilege to sing and I enjoy the process of always learning and improving. I would also like to thank the many great coaches, directors and teachers that have helped me with my craft. I find joy in promoting music education through teaching lessons and working with youth, producing shows, collaborating with various music ensembles and working for top tier arts organizations.