Alexandru BADEA  Tenor
 
  BIOGRAPHY  

 

‘the agile and versatilely Romanian tenor who perfectly masters the high registers.’
Bayern 4 Klassik

Alexandru Badea is one of the leading interpreters of the lyrical French and Italian tenor repertoire. Born in Transylvania the good-looking tenor had his first permanent engagements at the Wiesbaden State Theatre, the Dortmund Theatre and in Augsburg.

These were followed by international guest performances at the German Opera Berlin, the Vienna Popular Opera, the opera houses of Trieste, Tel Aviv, Stockholm, Basel, Bologna, Catania, Los Angeles, the Mannheim National Theatre and the Festival in Aix en Provence.

Alexandru Badea celebrated great triumphs as Arturo in ‘I Puritani’ at the Grand Opera in Washington. Besides, his long-lasting collaboration with Herbert Wernicke in the Offenbach-cycle of the latter at the Salzburg Festival and the Brussels Opera House brought him also much acclaim.

In addition, of his successful performances in various summer festivals such as the Léhar Festival in Bad Ischl, the Opera Festival in Schwerin and the Vienna Operetta Festival, Alexandru Badea is a much sought-after guest on the international concert stages. He already appeared in the Cologne Philharmonics, the Essen Philharmonics, the Old Opera Frankfort, the Vienna Concert House as well as in Antwerp and Tokyo.

Lately he achieved particular success asCALAF in Tokyo and in open-air performances in Bremen in summer 2010. He portrayed HOFFMANN at the Breslau State Opera and in Istanbul, EDGARDO in ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ at the Opera House Metz, the DUCA DI MANTOVA at the Chemnitz Opera House. He regularly sings gala concerts a.o. at the Old Opera in Frankfurt, in Tokyo and in Toronto.

Various CD and DVD recordings are proof of the Romanian tenor’s brilliant and secure voice, e.g. a total registration of ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ in French, a highly praised recording of ‘Viva L’Opera’ together with the Choir of the German Opera in Berlin and the Berlin Symphonic Orchestra under the musical direction of Janos Acs. At the beginning of the season 2011/2012 Alexandru Badea made his debut as PINKERTON at the Saarbrucken State Theatre and the press wrote:

’A brilliant tenor with a powerful voice, with a splendid baritonal colour,
which makes you feel as being transported in an arena.
Finally a lover with erotic charisma.'
Opernnetz

In Saarbrücken he was also and CALAF in Turandot and at the Opera House Bonn he portrayed GERALD in Lakmé.

Also brilliant is lover Gerald. Alexandru Badea’s lyrical sung upper registers are very effective.’
Opernfreund

Lately, the arttractive tenor was the DUCa in ‘Rigolettoi’ at the Saarbrücken State Theatre, ALFREDO
at the Opera Mauritius and DON CARLO at the Sofia National Opera. At the beginning of the season 2014/2015 he received much acclaim for his guest performances as ALFRED in ‘Die Fledermaus’ in a new staging from Marco Arturo Marelli at the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki. Here, he already is re-engaged for the 16/17 season.

 

 
 
 
REPERTOIRE
Bellini, Vincenzo I Puritani Arturo
  Norma Pollione
Delibes, Leo Lakme Gerald
Donizetti, Gaetano Lucia di Lammermoor Edgardo
  Anna Bolena Lord Percy
  Maria Stuarda Leicester
Gounod, Charles Faust Faust
  Roméo et Juliette Roméo
Massenet, Jules Manon Lescaut Des Grieux
Offenbach, Jacques Hoffmann’s Erzählungen Hoffmann
Puccini, Giacomo la Bohème Rodolfo
  Madama Butterfly Pinkerton
  Turandot Kalaf
Strauss, Richard Der Rosenkavalier Sänger
Verdi, Giuseppe Rigoletto Herzog von Mantua
  La Traviata Alfredo
  Don Carlo Don Carlos
  Verdi Requiem  
     
 
 
REVIEWS
 
Staatstheater Saarbrücken - Rigoletto - DUCA DI MANTUA
"With his coul, demanding behaviour Alexandru Badea perfectly justiced the duke's arrogance. His ‚La donna è mobile‘, which the tenor sang with the necessary tenderness and seductive nonchalanche was a real highlight."
Opernglas/6 - K.-F. Schulter
 
 
 
SZENENFOTOS
Teatro Verdi Trieste - I Puritani - ARTURO
 
Staatstheater Saarbrücken - Rigoletto - DUCA DI MANTUA
 
Maurizio Opera - La Traviata - ALFREDO
 
Internationales Musikfestival Gut Immling - Rigoletto - DUCA DI MANTOVA
 
Internationales Musikfestival Gut Immling - Rigoletto - DUCA DI MANTOVA
 
Staatstheater Saarbrücken - Madama Butterfly - PINKERTON
 
Opernhaus Bonn - Lakmé - GERALD