Alexander Elliott Makes Surprise Metropolitan Opera Debut

By Francisco Salazar

Alexander Elliott made an unexpected Metropolitan Opera debut on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2018.

The baritone, who is currently covering the run of “The Pearl Fishers” at the Met, replaced Mariusz Kwiecien after Act one because Kwiecien was ill.

The baritone recently finished a run of “Pagliacci” at Opera Omaha and is set to perform “L’Elisir d’Amore” at the Virginia Opera. He will also in the role of Hannah Before in “As One” at the Portland Opera. He also has engagements with the Florence Symphony Orchestra and Indianapolis Orchestra.

Elliott is graduate of the prestigious Merola program at the San Francisco Opera and is the recipient of the 2013 John Moriarty Award for his outstanding contribution to Central City Opera. He attended Florida State University where he studied with David Okerlund.

Kwiecien is expected to return for the rest of the performances of the opera, which run through Dec. 8 and also stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena.