Alan Higgs


Takaoki Onishi


Alan Higgs

Bass-baritone Alan Higgs, from Melbourne Beach, Florida, is a first-year member of the Ryan Opera Center. He was a national semifinalist in the 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions and also received a 2016 Sullivan Foundation Award. In the summer of 2016 he was an apprentice artist at The Santa Fe Opera, where he debuted as José Castro/La fanciulla del West and won the Katherine Mayer Award for outstanding apprentices. Higgs made his professional debut with The Atlanta Opera in 2014 as the Imperial Commissioner/Madama Butterfly, subsequently appearing as Antonio/The Marriage of Figaro, Benoit and Alcindoro/La bohème, the British Major/Kevin Puts’s Silent Night, Gregorio/Romeo and Juliet, the Mandarin/Turandot, and the title role/Don Pasquale student performance. He is an alumnus of Florida State University where he earned a master’s degree in voice and appeared as Simone/Gianni Schicchi, Prince Gremin/Eugene Onegin, and Don Alfonso/Così fan tutte. When preparing his portrayal of Rucker Lattimore/Cold Sassy Tree, he was coached by that work’s composer, Carlisle Floyd. During Higgs’s undergraduate studies at the University of Florida/New World School of the Arts, he was heard as Guglielmo/Così fan tutte, the Husband/Amelia Goes to the Ball, and Kecal/The Bartered Bride.

In the 2017/18 Lyric season he will appear in Rigoletto and I Puritani.

Back to the 2017/18 Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

Photo: Andre Peele