Alek Shrader

Former Adler Fellow Alek Shrader made his San Francisco Opera debut as Victorin in 2008’s Die Tote Stadt and returned as Nemorino in both The Elixir of Love and The Elixir of Love for Families and Tamino (The Magic Flute); he recently appeared as Count Almaviva in this fall's Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Recent engagements include Tom Rakewell (The Rake’s Progress) with Lille Opera; Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola) with Hamburg Opera; Tamino at Lyric Opera of Chicago; the title role of Albert Herring with Los Angeles Opera and the Santa Fe Opera; Oronte (Alcina), Tamino, and Lindoro (L’Italiana in Algeri) at Bordeaux Opera; Count Almaviva (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) in Toulouse; Ferrando (Così fan tutte) at the Salzburg Festival; Egeo (Mayr’s Madea in Corinto), and Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Count Almaviva, and Tamino at Munich’s Bavarian State Opera. An alumnus of the Merola Opera Program and Music Academy of the West, Shrader is a 2007 winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and he received a 2007 Sarah Tucker Grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation. Recent and upcoming engagements include Gonzalve in Ravel’s L’Heure Espagnole at the Glyndebourne Festival; Ferdinand (The Tempest) and Count Almaviva at the Metropolitan Opera; Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola) in Hamburg; and Ernesto (Don Pasquale) at Glyndebourne.