Alexander Hahn

Alexander Hahn

Director of Vocal Studies

e-mail: alexander.hahn@csulb.edu

Hailed as "charming" (Opera News) and "commanding" (The Day Connecticut), with a voice that "trembled the foundations of the Warsaw Philharmonic" (Wielkanocny Festival LvB Czasopismo), Dr. Alexander Hahn’s performance career has taken him to prestigious venues across the globe. Dr. Hahn’s recent performances include his debut with the Beethoven Easter Festival of Warsaw as Pietro in Simon Boccanegra, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro with Bronx Opera, Claudius in Hamlet with Opera Ithaca, Monterone in Rigoletto with Opera Theater of Connecticut, and the bass-baritone soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with EOS Orchestra of Beijing.

Dr. Hahn’s upcoming engagements for the 2021-2022 season include recitals with Constellations Chamber Concerts in the Washington D.C. region, the Bass Soloist in Haydn’s Creation with Artes Vocales Los Angeles, his South-American solo recital debut in Bogotá and Medellín, Colombia, and solo recitals of German Lieder at the 2022 Trossingen Summer Arts Festival in Trossingen, Germany.

Dr. Hahn’s operatic credits include performances of Colline in La bohème, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte, King René in Iolanta, Collatinus in The Rape of Lucretia, Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, Lorenzo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, as well as many others with Empire Opera, Opera Company of Brooklyn, and Occasional Opera NYC.

As an avid proponent of art song repertoire, Dr. Hahn has performed in recital halls across North America, including Schubert’s Winterreise in New York’s Staller Center, and in art song recitals in Chautauqua Opera’s Recital Series and Montreal Arts Institute’s Recital Series.

Dr. Hahn is also a nationally recognized lecturer and presenter specializing in the area of art song repertoire and pedagogy. Recent scholastic engagements include presentations at the College Music Society and National Association of Teachers of Singing. Dr. Hahn is frequently invited to give workshops, recitals, lectures, and presentations to higher-education institutions, most recently at Point Loma Nazarene University, Chapman University, Fullerton College, and Westminster College.

A former Paris Opera Competition Grand Finalist, Dr. Hahn’s recent commendations include awards and recognition from the Schuyler Career Bridges Organization, the Giulio Gari Foundation, the Heida Hermanns International Voice Competition, and the Yale School of Music.

Dr. Hahn is a graduate of the Yale School of Music, where he earned both a master’s degree in music and an Artist Diploma as well as being awarded the David L. Kasdon Memorial Prize for the most outstanding singer in the School of Music. Dr. Hahn earned his bachelor’s degree in music from Mannes College of Music and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University.