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 fourth appearance in four seasons with Florentine Opera, performing the role of “The Count” in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. Concert highlights in the United States include Mozart’s Requiem with San Antonio Symphony, Messiah with Kansas City Symphony, and Bach’s St. John Passion with Bach Society of St. Louis. Among his many Canadian appearances this season, Dobson will perform Bruckner’s Te Deum and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Hamilton Philharmonic. Abroad, he performs in Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with the Warsaw Philharmonic.
Dobson’s operatic roles include the title role in Don Giovanni with Florentine Opera, “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.