Most recently, tenor Alok Kumar performed Don Jose in La Tragedie de Carmen at Le Domaine Forget International Music Festival, the Duke in Rigoletto in New York and Alfredo in La Traviata in Baltimore. March 2015 found Mr. Kumar debuting at the Sanibel Music Festival in Florida in an Italian Arias concert and he reprisedDon José in Opera Delaware’s production of La Tragédie. Mr. Kumar made a role and company debut as Calàf in Turandot under the baton of Emmanuel Plasson. He debuted at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and in July concluded the season in a concert of French arias in Poilhes, France under the direction of Maestro Michel Plasson.
Mr. Kumar begins the 2015-6 season with a solo recital of Romani-influenced art song at the Ware Center in Lancaster, PA in collaboration with pianist Michael Fennelly. He follows this with a concert for the Savannah’s Children’s Choir at theLucas Theater in Savanna with an evening of works by Puccini, Bizet, Verdi and Massenet. In February/March 2016, Mr. Kumar reprises the role of Don José in Bizet’s Carmen collaborating with acclaimed stage director Bernard Uzan before returning to Vermont as MacDuff in Macbeth. Mr. Kumar concludes his season with a series of concerts in July of opera’s greatest hits with the Bay Atlantic Symphony.
Highlights from the 2013-14 Season includedRigoletto followed by his portrayal of Pinkerton in the excerpted love duet from Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with the Cincinnati Pops led by Maestro John Morris Russell in collaboration with the Cincinnati Opera. Later that season, Mr. Kumar sang Carmen with the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre . He then sang concerts, first assoloist in Rossini’s Stabat Mater with the Fairfield County Chorale and then as soloist in the New York premier of Paulus’ To Be Certain of the Dawn in Carnegie Hall.
An avid collaborator of new musical works, Mr. Kumar premiered the Thomas Cabaniss Cantata My Song is a Fire and collaborated with director Scott Schwarz and librettist Marc Aceto in Jeffrey Stock’s musical adaptation of E. M. Forster’s A Room with a View. Most recently, Mr. Kumar recorded Jesus of Nazareth in Marcos Galvany’s Oh My Son under the baton of Michael Rossi and sang the American premiere at Disney hall and the European premier in Spain.
Mr. Kumar has appeared with the Santa Fe Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Asheville Lyric Opera, Opera Delaware, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre and Portland Opera Repertory Theater amongst others .
As a solo concert artist, he has appeared with symphonies and orchestras in Spain, California, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Texas and Massachusetts, including in Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops for the Richard Rodgers Centennial and in Sanders Theater with the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Federico Cortese. Mr. Kumar’s festival appearances include the Spoleto Festival in Italy, Le Domaine Forget International Music Festival in Canada, the Sanibel Music Festival in Florida and the Crested Butte Music Festival.