|Alyce is a
young dramatic force to be reckoned with. Her voluptuous mezzo sound has
been described as “emotionally shattering,” with its “pristine tone”
that embodies high notes that are both ”extraordinarily controlled and on
the edge of wildness.” Her vulnerability as a dramatic actress has been moving
audiences for the last 5 years, with roles such as AUGUST TABOR in Douglas
Moore’s The BALLAD OF BABY DOE, the OLD PRIORESS in Poulenc’s DIALOGUES des
CARMELITES, LYUBOV from TCHAIKOVSKY’S Mazeppa, and ANITA in LA NAVARRAISE
In addition to her keen sense of drama, and propensity for big, complex characters, Alyce has also enjoyed a performance career sharing her wicked sense of humor both on and offstage. Her portrayals of THE WITCH from HÄNSEL UND GRETEL, TISBE in Rossini’s LA CENERENTOLA, MARCELLINA from LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, BERTA from IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, ARMELINDE in CENDRILLON, LAS TASSE CHINOISE from L’ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES, and THIRD LADY in Die Zauberflöte have met with great acclaim.
A passionate recitalist, Alyce she has enraptured audiences with her soulful performances of “THE WESENDONCK LIEDER” by WAGNER, and symphonic works by SIBELIUS. She adores the work of Johannes BRAHMS, and had the great pleasure of singing the solo in his ALTO RHAPSODIE as a guest artist with the Moravian College singers in 2020. She has brought her talents to the MOZART Missa Brevis, BEETHOVEN’S Mass in C and Ninth Symphony, Mozart’s final composition, REQUIEM in D Minor in 2022. She is excited to currently be preparing another famous requiem - the mezzo-soprano solos in VERDI’S REQUIEM.
Alyce has also notably placed first in the Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions in South Carolina in 2019, and was also selected as the winner of The American Prize in Vocal Performance—The Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards in 2019.
Alyce has also found her footing as a dynamic teacher through her work as adjunct voice faculty at DESALES UNIVERSITY in Pennsylvania since 2019, and through her work with many studios through the NJ-NY-PA region. She possesses a keen ability to educate, empower, and inspire her students which has helped to make her a much sought-after teacher.
Alyce began life as a singer, but her many interests and love of the outdoors helped to lead her to earn her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies in 2014 from Ithaca College, with a minor in music. She spent four months studying in Brazil as part of her environmental research, where she learned the learned Portuguese language, and discovered her abiding love of bossa nova and samba music. After her undergraduate work, she solidified her musical training at Westminster Choir College, after graduating with distinction in 2018 with a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy. Today, she continues to explore and deepen her artistry from her new home base of Paramus, New Jersey. She is managed by Jim Harwood, of Harwood Management in NYC.
Her upcoming performances include Gianni Schicchi with the New Jersey Festival Orchestra in February 2023, and Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci with Fr Alphonse and the Orchestra of St Peter by the Sea in March 2023. Learn more about Alyce by visiting her website: alycedaubenspeck.com.