Alexander Kravets has established himself as one of the most versatile operatic performers of his generation, specialising in the “Spieltenor” repertoire throughout the world.
Alexander's recent and future engagements include his debut at the Salzburger Festspiele as Tschekalinskij in a new production of Pique Dame - a role he'll reprise for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in a new production conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano; Čerevin From the House of the Dead and the Shipman The Tale of Tsar Saltan for La Monnaie Brussels and the Police Inspector The Nose for the Komische Oper, Berlin.
In 2016/17 season, Alexander made his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as The Police Inspector The Nose, he returned the following season as Čerevin in a new production of From the House of the Dead; other recent engagements include his role debut as Grishka Kuterma The Legend of the Invisble City of Kitezh for Opera Bergen and he appeared as the Astrologer in new productions of The Golden Cockerel for Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie and the Teatro Real, Madrid.
Alexander has been acclaimed in the title role of The Nose by Shostakovich at the Aix en Provence Festival and Opéra de Lyon; he has also appeared as The Policeman The Nose at Staatsoper Berlin; Opéra de Lausanne; Dutch National Opera and at the Metropolitan Opera, New York with Maestro Valery Gergeiv. Alexander has also enjoyed great critical acclaim as the “Drunken Man” Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at La Scala, Milan; Teatro Real, Madrid; Teatro di San Carlo, Napoli; Dutch National Opera; Opéra de Monte Carlo; Grand Théâtre de Genève and Opéra National de Paris.
Recent highlights include the World Premiere of The Dog’s Heart as Sharikov and the Schoolmaster The Cunning Little Vixen at the Dutch National Opera; Kedrill The House From the Dead at the Teatro Real, Madrid and Grand Théâtre de Genève; Monostatos Die Zauberflöte at La Fenice and Teatro Massimo, Palermo; Monsieur Triquet Eugene Onegin and Monostatos Die Zauberflöte at the Grand Théâtre de Genève; 2 Offizier Die Soldaten at Komische Oper, Berlin; and Sellem The Rake’s Progress at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf.
Alexander appears regularly at Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, more recently as Rustighello Lucrezia Borgia; Trabuco La Forza del Destino; Le Duc The Miserly Knight; Piet the Pot Le grand macabre, and Gastone La Traviata; and at the Opéra National de Paris as Graf Albert Die Tote Stadt and as Ser Toldo Franscesa da Rimini. Further engagements in Paris have included the role of Mozart in Mozart and Salieri at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and the roles of Papiol and Trouvère in Re Orso at the Opéra Comique.
Alexander has also appeared in a wide variety of repertoire at the Bayerische Staatsoper; Oper der Stadt, Bonn,; Royal Opera House, Wallonie; Vlaamse Oper; Opéra de Toulon; Opéra Angers/ Nantes and Teatro Comunale Bologna.
In future seasons, Alexander will return to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie; Opéra de Monte Carlo and Opéra de Lyon.
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“What impressed us most in the casting was the exceptional presence of Alexander Kravets in the role of the naked young man with a high register and a silver sonorous voice!”
"Toute la distribution est d’une très grande qualité vocale. Monostatos - Alexander Kravets - est époustouflant."
"Le Balourd superbe d’aplomb d’Alexandre Kravets!”
"Hapless, nose-less Kovalyov; the title role was sung by the extremely high (though thankfully never nasal-sounding) tenor Alexander Kravets..." John Allison, The Daily Telegraph“... and the Tenor Alexandre Kravets was praiseworthy.”
"Alexander Kravets in the role of the Astrologer makes singing and acting performances that are worth highlight..."