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Alexander Hajek

Alexander Hajek


Canadian baritone Alexander Hajek has spent the last several seasons in Germany singing with the renowned Semperoper in Dresden. His roles in Dresden have included h Leporello in Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Alidoro in La Cenerentola, and Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, Schaunard in La bohème, Don Fernando in Fidelio, and Der Wirt in Königskinder by Humperdinck. Mr. Hajek also appeared with Oper Stuttgart singing Melot in Tristan und Isolde and Ottokar in Der Freischütz. Further recent credits include the Royal Opera House in Muskat (Don Pasquale), Sulpice in La fille du régiment for the Seattle Opera and Lieutenant Gordon in Opéra de Montréal’s production of Silent Night. Mr. Hajek’s Canadian schedule for 2015-2016 include Baron Zeta in Die lusitge Witwe for the Edmonton Opera and Haydn’s Die Schöpfun for the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. His coming season includes Germont pere in La traviata for the Stadttheater Giessen and a reprise of Lt. Gordon in Silent Night with the Atlanta Opera.

An alumnus of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble and a graduate of The Juilliard School of Music, Mr. Hajek has appeared at international venues and command performances for Presidents, Prime Ministers, Pontiffs John Paul II and Benedict (World Youth Day celebrations, Germany and the Vatican).

Concert highlights include Brahms’ Requiem with Stiftsmusik Stuttgart, Messiah (Brott Music Festival), Mozart’s Mass in C minor, the requiems of Fauré and Duruflé, Ziesl’s Ebraico and Stravinsky’s Mass, the last at Carnegie Hall. Awards include first prizes from the Oratorio Society of New York, the Liederkranz Competition and the George London Foundation.

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