Born in Asturias (Spain), tenor Alejandro Roy studied in Florence with the great mezzosoprano Fedora Barbieri.
Since his debut as Tonio in La fille du régiment at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid he has performed in some of the most relevant Spanish and European opera houses. He started his career performing as a light tenor with easy top in mainly belcanto and Rossini roles as Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Elvino in La sonnambula, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Gennaro in Lucrezia Borgia or Orombello in Beatrice di Tenda.
His voice started to develop and grow in size, density and squillo incorporating step by step lyric and spinto roles as Macduff in Macbeth, the title role in Don Carlo, Ismaele in Nabucco, Alfredo in La Traviata, Giacomo VII in Giovanna d’Arco, Don José in Carmen, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Roberto in Le Villi, Calaf in Turandot, Rodolfo in La Bohème, Pollione in Norma and more recently Turiddu and Canio in Cavalleria rusticana & Pagliacci as a double bill in the same night.
He has performed in such relevant venues as Metropolitan Opera House, Arena di Verona, Teatro Regio di Parma, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Sferisterio di Macerata, Teatro Bellini di Catania, Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, Teatro Verdi di Trieste, Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari, Teatro São Carlos in Lisbon, Festival Puccini in Torre del Lago, Opéra de Nice, Bilbao Opera, Opera på Skåret in Sweden, Oviedo Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Teatre Principal in Palma de Mallorca, Teatro Cervantes in Málaga, Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid or Tiroler Landestheater in Innsbruck, among others.
His dark colored voice and bright top register make him an ideal choice for Puccini and Verismo parts, as well as Verdi, but he has also shown a keen interest in Zarzuela and Spanish opera repertoire having performed main roles in key works such as Doña Francisquita, El gato montés, Luisa Fernanda, La Tabernera del Puerto, La bruja, El huésped del sevillano, Los gavilanes, La del Soto del Parral, La leyenda del beso, Marina, El dúo de la Africana or Curro Vargas.
In 2014 he was awarded at the 9th edition of the Premios Líricos Teatro Campoamor with the prize for the best Spanish opera singer for his performances of the opera Curro Vargas.
In 2019 he made his debut as Calaf (Turandot) at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Other recent engagements include a lyric gala at A Coruña (Spain) next to internationally acclaimed soloists Sondra Radvanovsky, Carlos Álvarez and Simón Orfila, Dick Johnson (La fanciulla del West) and Cavaradossi (Tosca) at the prestigious Puccini Festival Torre del Lago’s 2019 edition, Luigi (Il tabarro) at Innsbrucks’ Tiroler Landestheater, Don José (Carmen) at the Grand Theatre in Xianmen (China), Samson (Samson et Dalila) at the International Mérida Festival, Pollione (Norma) at Bilbao Opera, the title role in Don Carlo at Swedish Kopparberg Festival (Opera på Skåret), Don José (Carmen) at Oviedo Opera, Radames (Aida) at Teatro Cervantes in Málaga, two demanding leading roles in Spanish operas, Rafael (El gato montés) and Pablo (Marianela) at Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid as well as Canio (I pagliacci) at the Szczecin Festival in Poland and Stralsund in Germany.
Among his future engagements: Maurizio (Adriana Lecouvreur) at Oviedo Opera next to leading soprano Ermonela Jaho, Radames (Aida) at Sabadell Opera (Spain), Canio (I Pagliacci) at A Coruña Opera Festival, Rafael (El gato montés) at Oviedo Zarzuela Festival, Cavaradossi (Tosca) at the Tiroler Landestheater in Innsbruck and the title role of Puccini’s opera Edgar at Swiss Lyric Festival in Biel and Solothurn.