A hugely excting talent, bass Alexander Köpeczi began his musical training in Cluj, Romania as a pianist and accompanist. He then moved onto studying voice and made his professional debut in 2014 as Kalil in the world premiere of György Selmeczi’s opera Bizánc at the Miskolc Opera Festival in Hungary. A prize winner at the 57th Francisco Viñas Singing Competition in Barcelona, he was invited in the summer of 2021 to take part in the prestigious Young Artists Project at the Salzburg Festival, and the 2021/22 season sees him making his company debut at the Royal Opera House with a triple appearence: Sacrestano in Tosca alongside Angela Gheorghiu, Lodovico in Otello and Leone in a concert version of Atilla under the baton of Speranza Scappucci. He also returns to the Hungarian State Opera as Colline in La bohème, and joins Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin for a recording of Tosca as Sacrestano with San Francisco Classical Recording Company. Looking further ahead to future seasons, he will make house debuts at Bayerische Staatsoper, Komische Oper Berlin and the Osterfestspiele Salzburg, and return to the Royal Opera House.
Recent highlights include the world premiere of Jeno Hubay’s Le luthier de Crémone at the Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest, conducted by Oliver von Dohnányi; the Levente Szörényi 75th anniversary concert and Kálmándy30 – Jubilee Gala, both in Budapest; Brander in La damnation de Faust with the Transylvania State Philharmonic in Cluj-Napoca, Colline in La bohème, Lodovico in Otello and Zuniga in Carmen at the Hungarian State Opera House, where he was a memeber of the ensemble; Il Re in Aida; Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Jose Castro in La fanciulla del West and Lodovico in Otello at the Hungarian National Opera in Budapest.
Köpeczi can also heard as Jose Castro and Billy Jackrabbit on the PENTATONE recording of La fanciulla del West. Following this performance he was immediately re-invited to sing Doctor Grenville in recording of La Traviata for the same label, which is due for release later this year.