Alexandros Stavrakakis

Alexandros Stavrakakis

Alexandros Stavrakakis was born in 1988 in Athens and began his musical education at a young age. At age eight, he became a member of the children’s choir of the Hellenic Broadcasting Company (Elliniki Radiofonia Tileorasi ERT). Two years later, he started singing in the Manolis Kalomiris Choir of the National Conservatory in Athens, which gave him the opportunity to be a part of numerous productions at the Greek National Opera. In 2007, the bass began his classical singing education at the National Conservatory, where he studied with Despina Kalafatis. In 2014, he graduated with honours and was awarded the Maria Callas Scholarship. He then went on to continue his studies with Ludmila Ivanova and took master classes with Marlis Petersen, Dimitri Kavrakos, Jelena Obraztsova, Marina Krilovici and Paata Burtschuladse. Since 2015, he studies at the Carl Maria von Weber College of Music Dresden under Matthias Henneberg.

In spring 2016, Stavrakakis won First Prize at the International Richard Wagner Competition Leipzig and was awarded a scholarship for the Bayreuth Festival. In 2018, he won Second Prize at the Belvedere Competition.

As a soloist, he performed in numerous opera productions at the Greek National Opera and the Megaron in Athens, as well as in many radio productions, for example with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, amongst others. During his song recitals, he interprets a repertoire from Franz Schubert to Robert Schumann and Hugo Wolf to Modest Mussorgski, Sergey Rachmaninov and Piotr I. Tchaikovsky.

From 2016 to 2018, Stavrakakis was a member of the Junges Ensemble of the Semperoper Dresden and starred in productions of Salome, Die Zauberflöte, Elektra, Schwanda the Bagpiper, Doktor Faust and in new productions of Les Troyens, La forza del destino and Il prigioniero. As of the 2018-19 season, he is part of the ensemble of soloists of the Semperoper Dresden and will perform in Pelléas et Mélisande as well as in a new production of Nabucco, amongst others.  

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