Alexander SchulzGuest of the Opera
Alexander Schulz was born in Berlin. After studies at the National Academy of Music in Odessa, he was a member of the opera studio at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf (2003), where he debuted as Erik (Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer). From 2004 – 2007, he was engaged at the Kammeroper Dresden, singing the roles of Tamino (Mozart, Die Zauberflöte) and Don Ramiro (Rossini, La Cenerentola). In 2007, he guest appeared at the Landestheater Neustrelitz, Germany, as Erik and the Steersman (Der fliegende Holländer). In 2008, he became laureate of the Boris Shtokolov International Vocal Competition in St. Petersburg. In September 2008, he made his debut at the Odessa National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet, Ukraine, where he subsequently obtained an engagement. He has been a frequent guest of other opera houses, including the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg (as Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca); the Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz, Poland (as Cavaradossi, and as Manrico in Verdi’s Il trovatore); and the Kiev National Opera House, Ukraine (as Cavaradossi). Apart from the above-listed roles, his repertoire encompasses the parts of Alfred (Verdi, La traviata), Calaf (Puccini, Turandot), Canio (Leoncavallo, I pagliacci), Herman (Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades), Don José (Bizet, Carmen), and Radames (Verdi, Aida). His plans for the coming seasons from 2012 – 2014 include creations of the Duke of Mantua (Verdi, Rigoletto) at the Opera Festival in Aspendos, Turkey; Alfred, Cavaradossi, Don José, Wagner’s Tannhäuser, and Chevalier des Grieux (Puccini, Manon Lescaut), all at the Estonian National Opera in Tallinn; Erik and Calaph at the Donetsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, Ukraine; Radames at the Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, Ukraine; and Herman at the Odessa National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet, Ukraine. He made his debut at the State Opera in Prague in June 2012, as the Duke in Rigoletto.