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Alek Shrader

Tenor Alek Shrader is known for title roles like Tamino, Candide and Tito.

Alek Shrader studied singing at the Conservatory of Music in Oberlin. His debut as a professional tenor was as Almaviva in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville at Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Season 2008/09 he received an Adler Fellowship at the San Francisco Opera, where he among others was Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore (The Elixir of Love) by Donizetti. His European debut was the role as Tamino in The Magic Flute in Bordeaux.

In 2018 he sang the title role in Bernstein’s Candide at Washington National Opera as well as at Santa Fe Opera, and the same autumn he also sang Tito in La clemenza di Tito at Ópera de Ovedio in Spain. At the Edinburgh International Festival in 2019 he performed as Tony in West Side Story, before he later the same autumn entered the stage at Minnesota Opera as Almaviva in The Barber of Seville.