Lift Every Voice
Taylor-Alexis DuPont is a young and engaging Mezzo-Soprano from Orlando, Florida. While attending the Peabody Conservatory for her Masters in Voice, she was fortunate to have been selected to study with Denyce Graves in her voice studio and remains a student of hers. Since graduating she has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, the Ising International Young Artist Festival in Beijing and Suzhou, China, the Glimmerglass Festival, Sarasota Opera’s Apprentice Artist Program , Opera Orlando and St. Petersburg Opera’s Emerging Artist Program. Performance highlights include Cendrillion (Prince Charmant), Così fan tutte (Dorabella), Ruslan and Ludmilla (Prince Ratmir), The Snow Maiden (Lel) and Pinocchio (Pinocchio). In addition to performing standard repertoire, Ms. DuPont has premiered new works in collaboration with composers such as Theodore Christman’s Unfolded (Josette).
This past year Taylor-Alexis was involved in the second production of Stinney: An American execution at New York’s Prototype festival for new opera and was honored to be a soloist for First Coast Opera’s Marian Anderson tribute concert singing prominent arias, spirituals and art songs that defined Ms. Anderson's career and inspired a generation.
This year Taylor-Alexis has been singing in the Metropolitan Opera’s wildly successful production of Porgy and Bess as an ensemble member and soloist cover. Taylor-Alexis will return to St. Petersburg Opera for several concert engagements and performances of Samuel Barber’s Opera A Hand of Bridge with chamber orchestra. In addition, Taylor-Alexis will make her debut with Heartbeat Opera as one of the three witches in a new work titled Lady M and will also make her debut with Opera Pittsburgh as Sappho in Mark Adamo’s Lysistrata.