Director of Vocal Studies
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), Alexander Hahn’s performance career has taken him to prestigious venues across the globe. Dr. Hahn’s recent performances include his Wagnerian debut singing the role of Wotan in Die Walküre with Vegas City Opera, Pietro in Simon Boccanegra with the Beethoven Easter Festival of Warsaw, 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 in Beijing Concert Hall.
Dr. Hahn’s upcoming engagements for the 2023-2024 season include the title role in Don Giovanni with Vegas City Opera in collaboration with Las Vegas Sinfonietta, Zio Bonzo in Madama Butterfly with West Bay Opera, and an art song lecture-recital at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius, Lithuania.
As an avid proponent of art song repertoire, Dr. Hahn has performed in recital halls across North America, including recitals with Constellations Chamber Concerts in the Washington D.C. region, Schubert’s Winterreise in New York’s Staller Center, and in art song recitals in Chautauqua Opera’s Recital Series, Montreal Vocal Arts Institute’s Recital Series, and the Fresno State Art Song Festival. He is also a nationally-recognized lecturer and presenter specializing in the area of art song literature. Recent scholastic engagements include presentations and performances at the College Music Society and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Dr. Hahn has served as a faculty-artist member at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen, Germany for the CSU Summer Arts Music Program. Additionally, he 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 Grand Valley State University.
A former Paris Opera Competition Grand Finalist, his 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.