Bass

Alexandros Stavrakakis

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 25 May 2019 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    GIUSEPPE VERDI Nabucco

    Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber
    Director: David Bösch
    Nabucco: Andrzej Dobber
    Ismaele: Arseny Yakovlev
    Zaccaria: Vitalij Kowaljow
    Abigaille: Saioa Hernández
    Fenena: Christa Mayer
    High Priest: Alexandros Stavrakakis
    Abdallo: Simeon Esper
    Anna: Iulia Maria Dan

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    19:00 26 May 2019 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Don Giovanni

    Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber
    Director: Andreas Kriegenburg
    Don Giovanni: Ildebrando D’Arcangelo
    Il Commendatore: Alexandros Stavrakakis
    Donna Anna: Elena Gorshunova
    Don Ottavio: Joseph Dennis
    Donna Elvira: Hrachuhi Bassenz
    Leporello: Markus Marquardt
    Masetto: Martin-Jan Nijhof
    Zerlina: Anke Vondung

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    19:00 28 May 2019 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    GIUSEPPE VERDI Nabucco

    Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber
    Director: David Bösch
    Nabucco: Andrzej Dobber
    Ismaele: Arseny Yakovlev
    Zaccaria: Vitalij Kowaljow
    Abigaille: Saioa Hernández
    Fenena: Christa Mayer
    High Priest: Alexandros Stavrakakis
    Abdallo: Simeon Esper
    Anna: Iulia Maria Dan

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    19:00 30 May 2019 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    GIUSEPPE VERDI Nabucco

    Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber
    Director: David Bösch
    Nabucco: Andrzej Dobber
    Ismaele: Arseny Yakovlev
    Zaccaria: Vitalij Kowaljow
    Abigaille: Saioa Hernández
    Fenena: Christa Mayer
    High Priest: Alexandros Stavrakakis
    Abdallo: Simeon Esper
    Anna: Iulia Maria Dan

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    19:00 01 Jun 2019 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    GIACOMO PUCCINI Tosca

    Conductor: Stefano Ranzani
    Director: Johannes Schaaf
    Tosca: Angela Gheorghiu
    Mario Cavaradossi: Riccardo Massi
    Baron Scarpia: John Lundgren
    Cesare Angelotti: Martin-Jan Nijhof
    Der Mesner: Matthias Henneberg
    Spoletta: Tom Martinsen
    Sciarrone: Tilmann Rönnebeck
    Ein Schließer: Alexandros Stavrakakis

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    19:00 05 Jun 2019 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    GIUSEPPE VERDI Nabucco

    Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber
    Director: David Bösch
    Nabucco: Plácido Domingo
    Ismaele: Arseny Yakovlev
    Zaccaria: Vitalij Kowaljow
    Abigaille: Saioa Hernández
    Fenena: Christa Mayer
    High Priest: Alexandros Stavrakakis
    Abdallo: Simeon Esper
    Anna: Tahnee Niboro

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    19:00 07 Jun 2019 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    GIACOMO PUCCINI Tosca

    Conductor: Stefano Ranzani
    Director: Johannes Schaaf
    Tosca: Angela Gheorghiu
    Mario Cavaradossi: Riccardo Massi
    Baron Scarpia: John Lundgren
    Cesare Angelotti: Martin-Jan Nijhof
    Der Mesner: Matthias Henneberg
    Spoletta: Tom Martinsen
    Sciarrone: Tilmann Rönnebeck
    Ein Schließer: Alexandros Stavrakakis

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    19:00 09 Jun 2019 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    GIUSEPPE VERDI Nabucco

    Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber
    Director: David Bösch
    Nabucco: Plácido Domingo
    Ismaele: Arseny Yakovlev
    Zaccaria: Vitalij Kowaljow
    Abigaille: Saioa Hernández
    Fenena: Christa Mayer
    High Priest: Alexandros Stavrakakis
    Abdallo: Simeon Esper
    Anna: Tahnee Niboro

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    19:00 15 Jun 2019 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    GIUSEPPE VERDI Nabucco

    Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber
    Director: David Bösch
    Nabucco: Plácido Domingo
    Ismaele: Arseny Yakovlev
    Zaccaria: Vitalij Kowaljow
    Abigaille: Saioa Hernández
    Fenena: Christa Mayer
    High Priest: Alexandros Stavrakakis
    Abdallo: Simeon Esper
    Anna: Tahnee Niboro

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    19:00 16 Jun 2019 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Don Giovanni

    Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber
    Director: Andreas Kriegenburg
    Il Commendatore: Alexandros Stavrakakis
    Donna Anna: Elena Gorshunova
    Don Ottavio: Joseph Dennis
    Donna Elvira: Iulia Maria Dan
    Leporello: Markus Marquardt
    Masetto: Martin-Jan Nijhof
    Zerlina: Anke Vondung

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    19:00 20 Jun 2019 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Don Giovanni

    Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber
    Director: Andreas Kriegenburg
    Il Commendatore: Alexandros Stavrakakis
    Donna Anna: Elena Gorshunova
    Don Ottavio: Joseph Dennis
    Donna Elvira: Iulia Maria Dan
    Leporello: Markus Marquardt
    Masetto: Martin-Jan Nijhof
    Zerlina: Anke Vondung

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    19:00 21 Jun 2019 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    GIUSEPPE VERDI Nabucco

    Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber
    Director: David Bösch
    Nabucco: Andrzej Dobber
    Ismaele: Arseny Yakovlev
    Zaccaria: Vitalij Kowaljow
    Abigaille: Saioa Hernández
    Fenena: Christa Mayer
    High Priest: Alexandros Stavrakakis
    Abdallo: Simeon Esper
    Anna: Tahnee Niboro

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    19:00 06 Jul 2019 Dresden Semperoper, DRESDEN

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Die Zauberflöte

    Conductor: Moritz Gnann
    Sarastro: Dimitry Ivashchenko
    Königin der Nacht: Antonina Vesenina
    Pamina: Elbenita Kajtazi
    Tamino: Joseph Dennis
    Papageno: Bernhard Hansky
    Erste Dame: Ute Selbig
    Zweite Dame: Grace Durham
    Dritte Dame: Michal Doron
    Monostatos: Simeon Esper
    Sprecher: Alexandros Stavrakakis
    Papagena: Tania Lorenzo
    Erster Priester: Allen Boxer
    Zweiter Priester: Gerald Hupach
    Erster Geharnischter: Jurgen Muller

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