Baritone Alexander York, from Wisconsin, begins his second season in the Académie of the Opéra national de Paris, where he will be seen in Don Carlo as a Flemish Deputy and in L’Enfant et les Sortilèges as L’Horloge comtoise and Le chat. Last season, he sang Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus. York recently made his Bayerische Staatsoper debut in Viktor Ullmann’s Der zerbrochene Krug in the role of the Bedienter. In 2017, he sang the role of James Ramsey in the world premiere of Zesses Seglias’ To the Lighthouse at the Bregenz Festival. York made his European debut as Belcore in L’elisir d’amore at Theater Augsburg in 2016 ; also in Augsburg, York played Angelotti in Tosca, the Captain in Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s Simplicius Simplicissimus, and Weickmann/Fuhrmann in Hans Thomalla’s Kaspar Hauser. Equally at home on the concert stage, York has performed with the Münchener Rundfunkorchester, Heidelberger Symphoniker, and the Jewish Chamber Orchestra Munich. York was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Research Grant to study Lied in Munich in 2016, and upon joining the Académie in Paris, he received the Richard F. Gold Career Grant.