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Promotional photograph of Alex Rosen
Promotional photograph of Alex Rosen


Matt Palmer

Matt Palmer

Assistant Artist Manager


Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

About Alex

After completing his studies at the Juilliard School, Alex Rosen made his international debut with Les Arts Florissants, under the direction of William Christie, in two tours of Haydn’s Creation and Handel’s Acis and Galatea.

During the 2023-24 season, Alex joins Theatre de Caen’s tour of David et Jonathas in Nancy, Paris, Luxembourg and Lille. Other engagements include a tour with Les Arts Florissant around Japan and South Korea performing St John’s Passion, Handel’s Messiah with Accentus. He performs the role of Alidoro in La Cenerentola with Theatre du Capitole in Toulouse, after which he will join Detroit Opera for Cunning Little Vixen as Parson.

The 2022-23 season included Seneca/Console in L'incoronazione di Poppea for the Aix-en-Provence Festival in Versailles and Palau De Les Arts Fundacio de la Comunitat in Valencia, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung for Theater Basel, Purcells The Fairy Queen for Drottningholms Slottsteater as well as a tour of Alcina where Alex sung the role of Melisso with Musiciens du Louvre throughout Germany, Spain and Netherlands. Alex was also a part of a European tour of Ariodante with II Pomo d’Oro as well as concerts of Messiah with the Orchestre Opéra Royal de Versailles with Franco Fagioli conducting.

Alex is based in France

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Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

Season Highlights

Dec 2023
Performed in Gent, Paris, Toulouse, Barcelona and Aix-en-Provence.
Accentus - Handel Messiah
Dec 2023
Château de Versailles, Versailles
Compagnie Lyrique Les Epopées - l'Incoronazione di Poppea
Dec 2023
Château de Versailles, Versailles
l’Opéra Royal - Handel Messiah


Selected Repertoire

BrittenAlbert Herring (Superintendent Budd)   •   The rape of Lucretia (Collatinus)   •   A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Quince/Bottom)
CharpentierDavid et Jonathas (L’Ombre de Samuel / Achis)
HandelAriodante (il Re)   •   Alcina (Melisso)   •   Acis and Galatea (Polyphemus)   •   Radamisto (Farasmane)   •   Semele (Cadmus/Somnus)
JanáčekKat’a Kabanová *english* (Dikoj)
MonteverdiL’Orfeo (Caronte/Plutone)   •   Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (Tempo/Nettuno/Antinoo)   •   L’incoronazione di Poppea (Seneca)
MozartLe nozze di Figaro (Bartolo/Antonio)   •   Don Giovanni (Masetto/il Commendatore)
PurcellThe Fairy Queen (All bass roles)
RossiniIl barbiere di Siviglia (Basilio)
StraussAriadne auf Naxos (Truffaldin)



  • Monteverdi - L'incoronazione di Poppea

    Aix-en-Provence Festival
    Jul 2022
    • The Seneca by Alex Rosen brings its grave welcome to this concert of tessitura which is an opera by Monteverdi (who remembers the madrigal). The emission is calm, the declamation stoic, while the hyper-bass is reached with delicacy and lands on the floor of the set, at the moment of agony. He seems to have two tongues in his mouth, one harsh, the other soft. Like his partners, the singer modulates each incise, even each important word. Endowed with their madrigal ornamentation, they become sound images prefiguring, who death, who power, who desire, who ecstasy.

    • Alex Rosen portrays a Seneca full of good words and philosophy, seeking the most faithful resonance with each note. It thus hatches a line of accumulation, joining favourably the process of thought and the “operation” of singing.

    • How serious are those of Alex Rosen in his role as Seneca! A bass in top form, with a voice of sweeping strength and that presented us, along with Ardetti's Nerone, one of the most spectacular duets of the entire night, due to the extreme dedication of both singers.

    • Alex Rosen was a portentous Seneca, with a beautiful deep bass voice.

    • Alex Rosen portrays a remarkable Seneca; the scene of his death is one of the highlights of the work, interspersed with eloquent silences, which end on an extraordinary final note in the ultimate bass.