Alan Higgs


Takaoki Onishi


Alan Higgs

Bass-baritone Alan Higgs, from Melbourne Beach, Florida, is a second-year Ryan Opera Center member. He was awarded the 2018 American Opera Society of Chicago Scholarship, was a national semifinalist in the 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and received a 2016 Sullivan Foundation Award. A participant in the 2018 Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto (Italy), he is a former apprentice artist at The Santa Fe Opera, where he sang José Castro/La fanciulla del West and received the Katherine Mayer Award for outstanding apprentices. Higgs has appeared at The Atlanta Opera in Madama Butterfly (professional debut), The Marriage of Figaro, La bohème, Kevin Puts’s Silent Night, Romeo and Juliet, Turandot, and Don Pasquale. At Florida State University he earned a master’s degree in voice and sang Simone/Gianni Schicchi, Prince Gremin/Eugene Onegin, Don Alfonso/Così fan tutte, and Rucker Lattimore/Carlisle Floyd’s Cold Sassy Tree. During undergraduate studies at the University of Florida/New World School of the Arts, he portrayed Guglielmo/Così fan tutte, the Husband/Amelia Goes to the Ball, and Kecal/The Bartered Bride. Last season at Lyric he sang Count Ceprano/Rigoletto and Gualtiero/I Puritani, while understudying in Rigoletto, The Pearl Fishers, Turandot, and I puritani. In 2018/19 he will perform the Second Trojan Man/Idomeneo and the King/Cendrillon, while understudying in La bohème, Idomeneo, Cendrillon, La traviata, and Ariodante.

Alan Higgs is sponsored by Heidi Heutel Bohn, Lawrence O. Corry, and Robert C. Marks.

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