About Alexander Purser
Alexander T. Purser received a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance at BYU-Idaho where he met his wife. They then traveled to Rochester, NY where he then obtained his master’s degree in Voice Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music.
Alexander has been cast as the role of Conte Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart with Prague Summer Nights and Gianni Schicchi in Gianni Schicchi by Puccini with Eastman Opera Theatre. His performances include Virgil Thomson in Mother of us All by Virgil Thomson with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan at BYU-Idaho.
Though his studies continue, he has studied voice with Dr. David Olsen, Kristine Ciesinski, and Katherine Ciesinski. He has coached with Dr. Russell Miller, Wilson Southerland, and Timothy Long. During his graduate studies he received instruction in acting and directing with Steven Daigle and Stephen Carr.
Over the years, he has been recognized as a leader among his peers, an exemplary student, and a loving teacher. He has taught voice lessons throughout his years of study and continues to learn more with each student. Alexander enjoys the art of teaching and how each student can bring a new perspective to the art of singing. His skills include proficiency in lyric diction for English, Latin, Italian, German, French, and Russian.