Alexander Kravets



Tenor Alexander Kravets has proven himself to be one of the most versatile opera performers of his generation, his name is familiar to many true fans of the opera worldwide and to professionals. He has worked as a guest soloist in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, and America.

One of his most recent highlights was his debut at the Royal Opera House in London as Chief Police Officer in a new production of the opera The Nose by Shostakovich, directed by Barrie Kosky. He has performed this role many times before on such stages as Staatsoper Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, Lausanne Opera, Dutch National Opera, Opéra de Lyon, Aix-en-Provence Festival, and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. At the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, Alexander is a regular guest in the course of subsequent seasons, having sung Chekalinsky in The Queen of Spades and Cerevin in From the House of the Dead. A vast number of other roles performed by Alexander include Prince Nilsky in The Gambler for the The Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte for the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Astrologer in a new production of The Golden Cockerel for The Royal Theatre of La Monnaie in Brussels and the Teatro Real in Madrid.

Alexander has received the highest critical acclaim for his portrayal of the Drunken Peasant in Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Teatro Real in Madrid, Teatro Reale di San Carlo in Naples, at the Dutch National Opera, at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, and Opéra national de Paris.

Among the brightest stage events in his creative biography are the role of Sharikov in the world premiere of the opera A Dog's Heart by A. Raskatov and his participation in The Cunning Little Vixen both at the Dutch National Opera, Kedril in From the House of the Dead at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte at the Teatro La Fenice, Monsieur Triquet in Eugene Onegin and Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Second Officer in Die Soldaten at Komische Oper Berlin, Sellem in The Rake's Progress at Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, Spoletta in Tosca at the famous Bregenz Festival, Chekalinsky in The Queen of Spades at Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, and Claire Quilty in the opera Lolita at the Prague National Opera.

Alexander Graf is regularly invited to La Monnaie in Brussels, where his most recent roles were Duke in The Covetous Knight by Rachmaninoff, Rustighello in Lucrezia Borgia and Trabuco in La forza del destino. A comparable strong collaboration he has enjoyed with Opéra de Paris, there his engagements include Count Albert in Die tote Stadt and Ser Toldo Berardengo in Zandonai's Francesca da Rimini. It is also worth noting significant invitations to other famous Parisian scenes to perform Mozart in Mozart and Salieri at Théâtre des Champs Elysées and as Papiol/le trouvère in Re Orso at the Opéra comique.

Alexander also performed at such venues as the Bavarian State Opera, the Bonn Theatre, the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, the Toulon Opera, the Angers-Nantes Opéra, and the Teatro Comunale di Bologna.

In the summer of 2018, he debuted at the famous Salzburg Festival in the role of Chekalinsky in The Queen of Spades conducted by Mariss Jansons.

Upcoming engagements of Alexander include his returns to the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden for Tosca and Madame Butterfly, to La Monnaie in Brussels and Prague National Opera, to the Salzburg Festival as Shuisky in Boris Godunov, as well as his participation in War and Peace at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Ulisse in Inferno by Ronchetti at the Frankfurt Opera, and other interesting characters.


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