Maxwell Levy

Tenor Maxwell Levy, set to return for his final year in the Royal Academy Opera program in London in January 2021, has been lauded by Opera Today as “that rare, somewhat dark voiced tenor who not only has the stentorian delivery needed to fill any hall, but also the ability to scale it back with gorgeous results, as he imbues his vocalization with immense heart and feeling.” Originally from New York, Maxwell is an enthusiastic interpreter of operatic, oratorio, art song and musical theater repertoire. His 2019 season highlights included singing the role of Hermann in The Queen of Spades directed by Francesca Zambello at The Glimmerglass Festival, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte directed by Andrew Sinclair at Royal Academy Opera in London and the Opera Box Ghost in The Ghosts of Versailles conducted by Joseph Colaneri at the Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles.

This season, Levy sang the role of Ricardo in Massenet’s Chérubin with Royal Academy Opera, conducted by Tony Legge. Levy was also slated to reprise his 2018 role of Officer Krupke in Francesca Zambello’s Glimmerglass Festival production of West Side Story at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari and make his debut as Don José in Opera Loki’s Carmen, touring France and the U.K., but these performances had to be postponed due to COVID-19.

Levy previously spent two seasons with Opera Philadelphia, performing in the company’s productions of Turandot, Tancredi, Die Zauberflöte and Carmen, participated in two summers as a Young Artist with The Glimmerglass Festival, and performed as part of the Chautauqua Institution. Levy is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and spent the 2018/2019 season in the Master of Music program at The Juilliard School in the studio of Marlena Malas. Levy is a member of Actors Equity Association.

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