Buffo Alexander Adams-Leytes, in making his professional debut in 2013 with Pacific Opera Project, was described as “transcendental…never missing a syllable or pitch…always creating a plausible motive for his acrobatics” in his specialty of comic patter singing as (Rossini’s) Dr. Bartolo. For several summers, he trained with European buffo star Damon Nestor Ploumis, specializing in Mozartian roles.
In 2014, he helped inaugurate Gulfshore Opera in Naples, FL, singing dual roles of Father and Witch in “Hansel and Gretel.”
In 2015, he made his German house debut with Theater Rudolstadt, as Dr. Cajus and Herr Reich in Nicolai’s “Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor” and later debuted Don Alfonso in “Cosi fan Tutte” with Passion Artists of Vienna. In 2016, he debuted with Miami Lyric Opera, performing Dulcamara and the Sacristan, in 2017 adding Don Magnifico in “Cenerentola” at Theater Rudolstadt and Gianni Schicchi with the Narnia Festival in Italy.
He reprised his Mozart Bartolo at Theater Arnstadt in Germany in 2018 and performed several Benoit/Alcindoros including with Opera Mississippi and New Rochelle Opera.
He later added Falke in “Fledermaus” at KurTheater in Bad Liebenstein, Germany and switched roles to sing Frank in Arnstadt and in the inaugural Opera on the Lake festival in Minnesota in 2019. Following re-opening of opera, he sang his first Major General in “Pirates of Penzance” in Cedar Rapids and Tarabotto in Rossini’s L’inganno felice with Opera Festival of Chicago. Last spring he covered Mustapha in “L’Italiana in Algeri” at Opera St. Petersburg, and this winter will make his debut with Peach State Opera in GA, singing another Frank in Fledermaus.
After a several year process, he gained German citizenship in 2022, and is currently in the process of establishing a base in Germany, hoping to use that as a springboard for other opportunities in Europe, as afforded by his new status as a dual citizen.