Alfred Walker, bass-baritone
Photo by Walter Hill
Appearing in the concert The Apostles, which will be performed on May 12, 2017 at Carnegie Hall.
In the 2016–17 season, Alfred Walker has appeared as Wotan in Das Rheingold with North Carolina Opera, Méphistophélès in Berlioz’s La damnation du Faust at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Josh Gibson in the world premiere of Sonenberg’s The Summer King with Pittsburgh Opera, Porgy in Porgy and Bess with the Sydney Symphony, and performed Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Phoenix Symphony. Last season, he joined Oper Köln and Seattle Opera for the title role in Der fliegende Holländer, the Komische Oper Berlin as the Four Villains in Les contes d’Hoffmann, and Utah Opera for Amonasro in Aida. He also joined the New Japan Philharmonic for Bluebeard in Bluebeard’s Castle and the Caramoor International Music Festival as Pizarro in Fidelio, and sang Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Verdi’s Requiem with the Boston Philharmonic.
Mr. Walker’s other recent operatic engagements include Der fliegende Holländer, Amfortas in Parsifal, and Amonasro in Aida at Theater Basel; Parsi Rustomji in Satyagraha at the Metropolitan Opera; Orest in Elektra at Teatro alla Scala, Deutsche Opera Berlin, Seattle Opera, and the San Sebastián Festival; Four Villains in Kosky’s new production of Les contes d’Hoffmann at Den Norske Opera; Allazim in Zaide at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Wiener Festwochen, Barbican Center, and the Mostly Mozart Festival; Der fliegende Holländer at the Geneva Wagner Festival, Théâtre de Caen, and Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg; Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde at Angers Nantes Opera and Opéra de Dijon; Creonte in Medea at Opéra national de Lorraine; Telramund in Lohengrin at Ópera de Oviedo; Porgy in Porgy and Bess with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Philharmonic, and Toronto Symphony Orchestra; and Achilla in Giulio Cesare and Colline in La bohème with San Diego Opera. On the concert stage, he has joined the Boston, Atlanta, and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Utah Symphony, Grand Park Music Festival, and Houston Symphony.