Alexander Hajek


Alexander Hajek has made a mark worldwide with frequent engagements in both Europe and North America. Most recently he reprised the role of Lt. Gordon in Silent Night with the Atlanta Opera, Baron Zeta in Die Lustige Witwe for the Edmonton Opera and Haydn’s Die Schöpfung for the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, which he will perform again in March with the Richard Eaton Singers. His coming season includes Germont père in La traviata for the Stadttheater Giessen, and Yuri in Tapestry Opera’s Oksana G.

Mr. Hajek spent the last several seasons in Germany singing with the renowned Semperoper in Dresden. His most recent roles in Dresden have included Schaunard in La Bohème, Don Fernando in Fidelio, Antonio in Le nozze di Figaro and Der Wirt in Königskinder by Humperdinck. He has also appeared with Oper Stuttgart singing Melot in Tristan und Isolde and Ottokar in Der Freischütz. In previous seasons with Semper Oper Dresden, he sang Leporello in Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Alidoro in La Cenerentola, and Dr. Falke in die Fledermaus. Further recent credits include the Royal Opera House in Muskat (Don Pasquale), Sulpice in La Fille du Regiment for the Seattle Opera, and Lieutenant Gordon in Opéra de Montréal’s production of Silent Night.

An alumnus of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble and a graduate of The Juilliard School of Music, Mr. Hajek has appeared at international venues with notable performances for Presidents, Prime Ministers, Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI (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 Fauré Requiem, the Duruflé Requiem, 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.

“Hajek has charisma to burn”

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