Alexandros Stavrakakis

International Tchaikovsky Competition 2019
First Prize

Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition 2018
Second Prize & Audience Prize


Greek bass Alexandros Stavrakakis is the First Prize Winner of the 2019 International Tchaikovsky Competition, and is currently 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 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 made his Bolshoi Theatre debut as Basilio (Il barbière di Siviglia).

As a soloist, Alexandros has performed Verdi’s Messa da Requiem at Deutsche Oper Berlin and 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 ERT, 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’ recital programmes range from Schubert, Brahms, and Schumann to Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky.

He 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 ERT (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation). Two years later he joined the  »Manolis Kalomiris Children Choir » of the National Conservatory, which allowed him to participate in numerous opera productions of the Greek National Opera. In 2014, he graduated with honours and special prize and in the same year he was awarded the Maria Callas Scholarship.

In addition to his victory at the 2019 International Tchaikovsky Competition, Alexandros won the 3rd Wagner International Competition in Leipzig and is a winner of the Second Prize and the Audience Prize at the prestigious Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition (Riga, 2018).