Aleksandrs Antonenko

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The Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko made his debut at Riga Opera, where he sang the major roles in the repertory (including Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Alfredo in La Traviata, Erik in Der fliegende Holländer, Ismaele in Nabucco, Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Lensky in Eugene Onegin, Don José in Carmen and Cavaradossi in Tosca). In 2002, he won the Paul Sakss prize in Latvia. He then began an international career in the lyric spinto tenor repertoire. He made his French debut in 2005 at Bordeaux Opera (Hermann in The Queen of Spades). He has sung at the Semperoper, Dresden (Cavaradossi, Otello), the Deutsche Oper, Berlin (Turiddu in Cavalleria rusticana), the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (where he notably sang Joseph Hagenbach in La Wally), the Royal Opera in Stockholm (Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut), Oslo Opera (Des Grieux, Don José in Carmen), Monte Carlo Opera (Turiddu), the Baden-Baden Festival (Cavaradossi), Frankfurt Opera (Gabriele Adorno in Simon Boccanegra), and the Bavarian State Opera, Munich (Ismaele). He made his debut at the Salzburg Festival in 2008 in the title role of Otello under Riccardo Muti. More recently, he sang the Prince in Rusalka, Dmitri in Boris Godunov, Pollione in Norma, Don José at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Otello and Hermann at the Vienna State Opera, Luigi in Il Tabarro and Otello at Covent Garden, London, Dick Johnson in La Fanciulla del West at Stockholm Opera, Cavaradossi and Calaf in Turandot at La Scala, Milan, Samson in Samson et Dalila at the Grand Théâtre in Geneva, Radames in Aida at the Zurich and Rome Operas, and Manrico in Il Trovatore at the Berlin State Opera. He made his debut at the Verona Arena in 2012 in Tosca.

Creations at the Opera

  • Mario Cavaradossi

    Tosca - 2009

  • Otello

    Otello - 2011


Winner of the Paul Sakss Competition in 2002 Latvian Music Grand Prix in 2004