Alexandros Stavrakakis began his musical education at an early age receiving piano lessons from his mother. At the age of eight, he became a member of the Children’s Choir of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation. Two years later he joined the Manolis Kalomiris Children Choir, which allowed him to participate in numerous opera productions of the Greek National Opera. In 2014 he graduated from the Athens Conservatoire with honours and special prize and in the same year, he was awarded the Maria Callas Scholarship.
He won the 3rd Wagner International Competition in Leipzig (2016) and the 2nd Prize and the Audience Prize at the prestigious Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition (Riga, 2018). In 2019 he became the 1st prize winner at the International Tchaikovsky Competition.
Currently he is a 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 Stavrakakis 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 Stavrakakis made his Bolshoi Theatre of Russia debut as Basilio (Il barbière di Siviglia).
As a soloist, Alexandros Stavrakakis has appeared in opera productions of the Greek National Opera and the Megaron Athens Concert Hall, worked in numerous radio broadcasts and recitals in Athens, Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Syros (Apollo Theater), Corfu, Kefalonia, Delphi, Dresden, Berlin, Baden-Baden, Kaiserslautern, Landau, Bad Elster, Istanbul, collaborating with orchestras such as the Greek Symphony Orchestra of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, Thessaloniki State Orchestra, Deutsche Philarmonie Orchester SWR, Staatskapelle Dresden, with conductors including Christian Thielemann, Ivan Repušić, Omer Meir Wellber, John Fiore, Andres Orozco-Estrada, Nikolaj Znaider, Jonathan Darlington and Mark Wigglesworth.
Alexandros Stavrakakis’ recital programmes range from Schubert, Brahms and Schumann to Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky.
Information for October 2019