Bass

Alexandros Stavrakakis

International Tchaikovsky Competition 2019
First Prize
Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition 2018

Second Prize & Audience Prize

Introduction

Alexandros Stavrakakis is currently a member of Semperoper Dresden, where this season his roles include Colline (La bohème), Commendatore (Don Giovanni), Curio (Giulio Cesare in Egitto), Graf Lamoral (Arabella), Reinmar von Zeter (Tannhäuser), High Priest of Baal (Nabucco), and Sprecher (Die Zauberflöte).

Alexandros has performed Verdi’s Messa da Requiem at Deutsche Oper Berlin and will make his debut at Kultur Palast Dresden with Dresdner Philarmonie , conducted by Marek Janowski, in a new production of Il tabarro. As a soloist, he has appeared in opera productions with Greek National Opera and Megaron Athens Concert Hall, and has appeared in numerous radio broadcasts and recitals in Athens, Thessaloniki, Dresden, Berlin, Baden-Baden, Kaiserslautern, Landau, Bad Elster, collaborating with orchestras such as the Greek Symphony Orchestra of ERT, Deutsche Philarmonie Orchester SWR, Staatskapelle Dresden. He has worked with renowned conductors such as Christian Thielemann, Ivan Repušić, Omer Meir Wellber, Andres Orozco-Estrada, Nikolaj Znaider, Justin Brown, Jonathan Darlington and Mark Wigglesworth.


Performance Schedule

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    19:00 15 Sep 2019 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    GIACOMO PUCCINI La bohème

    Conductor: Pietro Rizzo
    Director: Christine Mielitz
    Mimi: Maija Kovalevska
    Musetta: Julia Muzychenko
    Stephen Costello: Stephen Costello
    Marcello: Christoph Pohl
    Schaunard: Lawson Anderson
    Colline: Alexandros Stavrakakis

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    19:00 20 Sep 2019 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    GIACOMO PUCCINI La bohème

    Conductor: Pietro Rizzo
    Director: Christine Mielitz
    Mimi: Maija Kovalevska
    Musetta: Julia Muzychenko
    Stephen Costello: Stephen Costello
    Marcello: Christoph Pohl
    Schaunard: Lawson Anderson
    Colline: Alexandros Stavrakakis

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    18:00 29 Sep 2019 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Le nozze di Figaro

    Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber
    Director: Johannes Erath
    La Contessa d’Almaviva: Hrachuhi Bassenz
    Susanna: Carolina Lippo
    Figaro: Lawson Anderson
    Cherubino: Stepanca Pucalkova
    Marcellina: Sabine Brohm
    Bartolo: Matthias Henneberg
    Don Basilio: Aaron Pegram
    Barbarina: Katerina von Bennigsen
    Don Curzio: Gerald Hupach
    Antonio: Alexandros Stavrakakis

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    19:00 05 Oct 2019 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Le nozze di Figaro

    Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber
    Director: Johannes Erath
    La Contessa d’Almaviva: Hrachuhi Bassenz
    Susanna: Carolina Lippo
    Figaro: Lawson Anderson
    Cherubino: Stepanca Pucalkova
    Marcellina: Sabine Brohm
    Bartolo: Matthias Henneberg
    Don Basilio: Aaron Pegram
    Barbarina: Katerina von Bennigsen
    Don Curzio: Gerald Hupach
    Antonio: Alexandros Stavrakakis

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    16:00 12 Oct 2019 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    RICHARD STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier

    Conductor: Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider
    Director: Uwe Eric Laufenberg
    Die Feldmarschallin: Rachel Willis-Sørensen
    Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau: Albert Pesendorfer
    Octavian: Christina Bock
    Herr von Faninal: Martin Gantner
    Sophie: Nikola Hillebrand
    Marianne Leitmetzerin: Ute Selbig
    Annina: Michal Doron
    Valzacchi: Aaron Pegram
    Ein Sänger: Edgardo Rocha
    Der Haushofmeister der Marschallin: Beomjin Kim
    Ein Notar: Matthias Henneberg
    Der Haushofmeister bei Faninal: Jurgen Muller
    Ein Wirt: Tom Martinsen
    Ein Polizeikommissar: Alexandros Stavrakakis

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    18:00 17 Oct 2019 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    RICHARD STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier

    Conductor: Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider
    Director: Uwe Eric Laufenberg
    Die Feldmarschallin: Rachel Willis-Sørensen
    Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau: Albert Pesendorfer
    Octavian: Christina Bock
    Herr von Faninal: Martin Gantner
    Sophie: Nikola Hillebrand
    Marianne Leitmetzerin: Ute Selbig
    Annina: Michal Doron
    Valzacchi: Aaron Pegram
    Ein Sänger: Edgardo Rocha
    Der Haushofmeister der Marschallin: Beomjin Kim
    Ein Notar: Matthias Henneberg
    Der Haushofmeister bei Faninal: Jurgen Muller
    Ein Wirt: Tom Martinsen
    Ein Polizeikommissar: Alexandros Stavrakakis

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    16:00 26 Oct 2019 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    RICHARD STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier

    Conductor: Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider
    Director: Uwe Eric Laufenberg
    Die Feldmarschallin: Emily Magee
    Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau: Albert Pesendorfer
    Octavian: Christina Bock
    Herr von Faninal: Martin Gantner
    Sophie: Nikola Hillebrand
    Marianne Leitmetzerin: Ute Selbig
    Annina: Michal Doron
    Valzacchi: Aaron Pegram
    Ein Sänger: Edgardo Rocha
    Der Haushofmeister der Marschallin: Beomjin Kim
    Ein Notar: Matthias Henneberg
    Der Haushofmeister bei Faninal: Jurgen Muller
    Ein Wirt: Tom Martinsen
    Ein Polizeikommissar: Alexandros Stavrakakis

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    16:00 31 Oct 2019 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    RICHARD STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier

    Conductor: Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider
    Director: Uwe Eric Laufenberg
    Die Feldmarschallin: Emily Magee
    Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau: Albert Pesendorfer
    Octavian: Christina Bock
    Herr von Faninal: Martin Gantner
    Sophie: Nikola Hillebrand
    Marianne Leitmetzerin: Ute Selbig
    Annina: Michal Doron
    Valzacchi: Aaron Pegram
    Ein Sänger: Edgardo Rocha
    Der Haushofmeister der Marschallin: Beomjin Kim
    Ein Notar: Matthias Henneberg
    Der Haushofmeister bei Faninal: Jurgen Muller
    Ein Wirt: Tom Martinsen
    Ein Polizeikommissar: Alexandros Stavrakakis

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    19:00 08 Nov 2019 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    GIUSEPPE VERDI Nabucco

    Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber
    Director: David Bösch
    Nabucco: Antonio Yang
    Ismaele: Beomjin Kim
    Zaccaria: Georg Zeppenfeld
    Abigaille: Anna Smirnova
    Fenena: Michal Doron
    High Priest: Alexandros Stavrakakis
    Abdallo: Simeon Esper
    Anna: Birgit Fandrey

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    19:00 09 Nov 2019 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    GIUSEPPE VERDI La traviata

    Conductor: Stefano Ranzani
    Director: Andreas Homoki
    Violetta: Iulia Maria Dan
    Alfredo Germont: Liparit Avetisyan
    Giorgio Germont: Christoph Pohl
    Flora: Stepanca Pucalkova
    Gastone: Tom Martinsen
    Barone Douphol: Lawson Anderson
    Marchese d’Obigny: Alexandros Stavrakakis
    Dottore Grenvil: Matthias Henneberg
    Annina: Birgit Fandrey

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    19:00 10 Nov 2019 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    GIUSEPPE VERDI Nabucco

    Conductor: Pietro Rizzo
    Director: David Bösch
    Nabucco: Antonio Yang
    Ismaele: Beomjin Kim
    Zaccaria: Georg Zeppenfeld
    Abigaille: Anna Smirnova
    Fenena: Michal Doron
    High Priest: Alexandros Stavrakakis
    Abdallo: Simeon Esper
    Anna: Birgit Fandrey

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    19:00 15 Nov 2019 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    GIUSEPPE VERDI La traviata

    Conductor: Stefano Ranzani
    Director: Andreas Homoki
    Violetta: Iulia Maria Dan
    Alfredo Germont: Liparit Avetisyan
    Giorgio Germont: Christoph Pohl
    Flora: Stepanca Pucalkova
    Gastone: Tom Martinsen
    Barone Douphol: Lawson Anderson
    Marchese d’Obigny: Alexandros Stavrakakis
    Dottore Grenvil: Matthias Henneberg
    Annina: Birgit Fandrey

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    19:00 16 Nov 2019 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    GIUSEPPE VERDI Nabucco

    Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber
    Director: David Bösch
    Nabucco: Antonio Yang
    Ismaele: Beomjin Kim
    Zaccaria: Georg Zeppenfeld
    Abigaille: Anna Smirnova
    Fenena: Michal Doron
    High Priest: Alexandros Stavrakakis
    Abdallo: Simeon Esper
    Anna: Birgit Fandrey

Press

 
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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
Il barbiere di Siviglia 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