(New Orleans, Louisiana)
2017–18 Season: Orest in Elektra
Making his San Francisco Opera debut as Orest in Elektra, bass-baritone Alfred Walker has received acclaim for a variety of signature roles, including the title role of Der Fliegende Holländer, which he has recently performed at Seattle Opera, Oper Köln, Theater Basel, Théâtre de Caen, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Boston Lyric Opera, and the Wagner Geneva Festival, as well as the Four Villains in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, which he has sung at the Komische Oper Berlin, Den Norske Opera, Seattle Opera and Tulsa Opera. In the 2016–17 season, Walker sings his first performances of Wotan in Das Rheingold with North Carolina Opera and Méphistophélès in La Damnation de Faust at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago, as well as creating the title role of Josh Gibson in the world premiere of Daniel Sonenberg’s The Player King with Pittsburgh Opera, debuting as Porgy in Porgy and Bess with the Sydney Symphony, and singing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Phoenix Symphony. Walker’s recording credits include Orest in Elektra on the Hybrid label with Semyon Bychov and the WDR Sinfonie Orchester Köln, as well as performances on Plácido Domingo’s CD of Verdi tenor arias for Deutsche Grammophon.