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Performer: Alek Shrader

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PhiladelphiaSemele

Semele
Handel: Semele
Gary Thor Wedow; James Darrah; Opera Philadelphia; Cameron Jaye Mock; Sarah Schuessler; Daniela Mack; Alex Rosen

WashingtonDon Giovanni

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Evan Rogister; E Loren Meeker; Washington National Opera; Erhard Rom; Jean-Pierre Ponnelle; Ryan McKinny; Vanessa Vasquez

San FranciscoPartenope

Handel: Partenope
Christopher Moulds; Christopher Alden; San Francisco Opera; Andrew Lieberman; Jon Morrell; Louise Alder; Daniela Mack

New York CityThe Angel's Share: Dido & Aeneas

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas 1700
Alek Shrader; Unknown; Fay Eva; Daniela Mack; Christopher Dylan Herbert; Elliot Figg

EdinburghWest Side Story

Bernstein: West Side Story
Sir John Eliot Gardiner; Sophia Burgos; Alek Shrader; Andrea Baker; Carmen Ruby Floyd
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Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered

Elsa van den Heever (Alcina) © Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
David Alden's staging of Alcina mines the rich theatricality of one of Handel's best-loved operas with enchanting but also perplexing results. 
****1
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Alek Shrader - a mysterious Wigmore debut

Alek Shrader © Peter Schaaf
Alek Shrader's Wigmore Hall debut was thrilling, touching, charming and mysterious.
***11
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A rewarding operatic marathon in San Francisco

Brandon Jovanovich (Walther) and Rachel Willis-Sørensen (Eva) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
This performance marked Sir Mark Elder’s debut with the company and, beginning with the overture, he offered his individual interpretation of the score. He had an enormous range of dynamics and his tempi varied widely with the emotional values of each scene.
*****
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Slapstick and high Cs in Santa Fe

Anna Christy (Marie) and Alek Shrader (Tonio) © Ken Howard
Alek Shrader was in control of his high cs and managed to play comedy while sending out glorious wafting notes of emotion and musicality.  
***11
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A witty, characterful Candide in Vancouver

Alek Shrader © Peter Schaaf
Alek Shrader, Judith Forst, and Tracy Dahl dazzle and amuse in Vancouver Symphony's presentation of Bernstein's operetta. 
****1
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