Alec Carlson


Tenor Alec Carlson, a native of Red Oak, Iowa, is a graduate of the Ryan Opera Center. In his time as a member of the Ryan Opera Center, he performed in several productions at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. In 2021 he made his European stage debut as Max in a new production of Der Freischütz at Opera Wrocławska and will return in 2023 to revise the production.
Other engagements have included performances with Intermountain Opera Bozeman, as well as his debut with Opera Las Vegas. Alec recently partnered with Opera for Peace in a concert of Bel Canto repertoire under the baton of Maestro Dmitry Korchak at the Winter Bashmet Festival in Sochi, Russia. Alec is the recipient of the Richard Tucker Fund Award from Santa Fe Opera and was awarded the Richard and Kerry Stillwell Award in the 2019 Opera Index Vocal Competition.
A regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, he placed 2nd in the Seattle Region, and was named a Semi-Finalist in the 57th annual Tenor Viñas Competition in Barcelona. Alec also received 2nd prize in the Brava! Opera Theater and James M. Collier Vocal Competition and the Palm Springs Opera Guild Competition, as well as receiving a grant from the Gerda Lissner Foundation.
Alec is an alumnus of Santa Fe Opera’s apprentice program, the Wolf Trap Opera Studio and the Houston Grand Opera Young Artist Vocal Academy. Alec holds a Bachelor of Arts from Luther College and a Masters of Music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

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