Alek Shrader

Alek Shrader

Vocalists — Tenor

"Alek Shrader, whose charming and rather imprudent Ferrando nicely blended a decent measure of boyish punch with finely-spun lyricism. " —Moore Parker, The Opera Critic, August 2011 Salzburg Festival

“Playing against type, Shrader was completely believable as the bespectacled nebbish Albert, with his Clark-Kent look, and awkward physical movements. Shrader possesses a youthful vibrant tenor and brought superb vocalism to his big moments, as with Albert’s pre-spree drunken soliloquy. In a difficult balancing act, Shrader managed to make Albert amusing, touching and loveable at the same time, while dexterously avoiding caricature." —Lawrence A. Johnson, Classical Review August 2010 Santa Fe Opera

“Vocally flawless….Alek Shrader (Egeo); one can imagine him in an entire palette of Rossini and Belcanto roles”. —Markus Thiel, Munich Merkur 2010 Bavarian State Opera


Mr. Shrader begins the 2012-13 season with two engagements at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He makes his house debut as Ferdinand in Ades’ ‘modern masterpiece’, "The Tempest", conducted by the composer himself and returns to sing Almaviva in the English version of "The Barber of Seville". He sings Don Ramiro in "La Cenerentola" at the Hamburgische Staatsoper and then returns to the U.S. for a North American recital tour, including Music for Youth in Connecticut, San Francisco Performances, Oberlin Conservatory and his Carnegie Weill Hall debut . . .

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