‘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.'
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.’
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.