Bass

Alexandros Stavrakakis

International Tchaikovsky Competition 2019
First Prize
Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition 2018

Second Prize & Audience Prize

 

“His voice is healthy, generous, powerful and admirably timid […] Alexandros Stavrakakis moves and impresses with rare integrity and fervor.”
OperaOnline

Introduction

Greek bass Alexandros Stavrakakis is the First Prize Winner of the 2019 International Tchaikovsky Competition, and is currently member of Semperoper Dresden, where his roles include Colline (La Bohème), Commendatore (Don Giovanni), Marchese d’Obigny (La traviata), High Priest of Baal (Nabucco), Antonio (Le nozze di Figaro) and Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia), amongst others.

During the 2019/20 season, Alexandros makes his house debut at Opera de Bordeaux as Prince Gudal (The Demon) and returns to Deutsche Oper Berlin as Count Rodolfo (La sonnambula). Last season Alexandros made his Bolshoi Theatre debut as Basilio (Il barbière di Siviglia).


Performance Schedule

 
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    19:00 25 Mar 2020 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Le nozze di Figaro

    Director: Johannes Erath
    Il Conte d’Almaviva: Sebastian Wartig
    La Contessa d’Almaviva: Iulia Maria Dan
    Figaro: Lawson Anderson
    Cherubino: Stepanca Pucalkova
    Marcellina: Sabine Brohm
    Don Basilio: Beomjin Kim
    Bartolo: Matthias Henneberg
    Barbarina: Katerina von Bennigsen
    Don Curzio: Gerald Hupach
    Antonio: Alexandros Stavrakakis

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    19:00 28 Mar 2020 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Le nozze di Figaro

    Director: Johannes Erath
    Il Conte d’Almaviva: Sebastian Wartig
    La Contessa d’Almaviva: Iulia Maria Dan
    Figaro: Lawson Anderson
    Cherubino: Stepanca Pucalkova
    Marcellina: Sabine Brohm
    Don Basilio: Beomjin Kim
    Bartolo: Matthias Henneberg
    Barbarina: Katerina von Bennigsen
    Don Curzio: Gerald Hupach
    Antonio: Alexandros Stavrakakis

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    19:00 04 Apr 2020 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Le nozze di Figaro

    Director: Johannes Erath
    Il Conte d’Almaviva: Sebastian Wartig
    La Contessa d’Almaviva: Iulia Maria Dan
    Figaro: Lawson Anderson
    Cherubino: Stepanca Pucalkova
    Marcellina: Sabine Brohm
    Don Basilio: Beomjin Kim
    Bartolo: Matthias Henneberg
    Barbarina: Katerina von Bennigsen
    Don Curzio: Gerald Hupach
    Antonio: Alexandros Stavrakakis

Press

 
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    08 Jan 20 Recital Gstaad New Year Festival
    Gstaad

    “[Alexandros] offers the aria emission free, demonstrating energy in the accent, care of diction, and constant respect for style. With the other two Italian arias, he strikes even harder; his voice is healthy, generous, powerful and admirably timid. In the French repertoire, he can exhibit the full extent of a voice as sonorous (and incredibly sarcastic!) in the bass as in the treble – qualities which he then reaffirms in the Russian repertoire, where he literally captivates the audience . Whether in Gremin’s aria, or “ Ne poy krasavitsa ” by Rachmaninov, Alexandros Stavrakakis moves and impresses with rare integrity and fervor. This poetic sense so evocative – carried by the sensual beauty of the timbre, but also by the incredible breadth of the line.

    Whatever the language or the repertoire (he also sings two Lieder , one by Schubert and another by Schumann, just as masterfully), there is never the slightest trace of monotony here (we also owe it to the formidable pianist Dimiris Vezyroglou who accompanies him) but, conversely, a remarkable intelligence of texts and styles. In short, this is a beautiful and great voice, subtle and flexible, which offered us, especially in the Russian repertoire, exceptional moments.”
    Emmanuel Andrieu, Opera Online

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    13 Apr 19 ROSSINI Il barbière di Siviglia The Bolshoi Theatre
    Moscow

    “The new name from Greece proved to be a beautiful performer with a sonorous voice. He is a member of Semperoper Dresden – his radiant healthy voice and solid technique was a pleasant surprise.”
    Fred Ailleurs

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    11 Jun 18 International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition 2018 Second Prize & Audience Prize
    Jūrmala, Latvia

    “Georgios Alexandros Stavrakakis (29) did make you feel – literally and figuratively. The imposing Greek, a cross between Wotan and a Viking, had every wall in the room resonate during his reading of ‘Ella gammai m’amò’ from Verdi’s Don Carlo. His mighty voice overwhelmed from the first note. With his flawlessly deep and full timbre, he moved you through the long solo in a moving way.
    Jordi Kooiman, Place de l’Opera

    “There was a magnetic intensity to the second prize-winner Stavrakakis’ “Ella giammai m’amò” from Verdi’s Don Carlo. King Philip II controls large portions of the world, but he is gnawed by doubt that his much younger wife doesn’t love him. Stavrakakis’ deep, sepulchre voice seemed to envelop the audience in sound as he revealed his character’s touching vulnerability. It was a terrifically compelling performance and a worthy winner of the coveted audience prize.”
    Andrew Larkin, Bachtrack

    “The 29-year-old Greek bass Georgios Alexandros Stavrakakis, who took home second prize and an engagement to the Teatro Real Madrid, impressed above all with the emotional depth he conveyed through an expansive, earthy timbre in “Ella giammai m’amò” from Verdi’s Don Carlo. One could empathize with character of the King of Spain, who realizes that his wife never loved him.”
    Rebecca Schmid, Classical Voice North America

    “The second prize for the grandiose performance of King Philip’s aria from Verdi’s Spanish drama Don Carlo was won by Greek bass Alexandros Stavrakakis. This talent, from the country vibrating with the legacy of the ancient world, won the hearts of the auditorium and took the audience award, as well as a future engagement at Teatro Real Madrid.”
    Lucia Laudoniu, Opera Slovakia

Repertoire

BELLINI
La sonnambula Rodolfo

BERLIOZ
Les Troyens Ghost of Hector

DONIZETTI
Lucia di Lammermoor Raimondo*

MOZART
Le nozze di Figaro Antonio
Die Zauberflöte Sprecher
Don Giovanni Il Commendatore*, Masetto*

PUCCINI
La bohème Colline

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Sadko The Varangian

ROSSINI
Il barbiere di Siviglia Basilio

TCHAIKOVSKY
Eugene Onegin Saretzky, Gremin*

TSALACHOURIS
Ioulios Kaisaras title role

XANTHOULIS
Magiko Violi König Oratios

STRAUSS
Arabella Count Lamoral

VERDI
Don Carlos Le Grand Inquisiteur*
Macbeth Banquo*
Aida Il Re*, Ramfis*

WAGNER
Tannhäuser Reinmar von Zweter

*roles under preparation.

CONCERT REPERTOIRE

MOZART
Requiem in D minor

VERDI
Requiem 

SCHUBERT
Magnificat in C major

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125