Alexander Köpeczi

Bass

Hungarian-Romanian bass Alexander Köpeczi, praised for his “striking, dark voice” (Neue Musik Zeitung) is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after talents today. A recipient of the much coveted Herbert von Karajan Prize, Köpeczi is currently an ensemble member of the Bayerische Staatsoper. His remarkable ascent includes current and future engagements with the Royal Opera House, Metropolitan Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, Dutch National Opera, Opéra de Paris, Teatro di San Carlo Naples and Salzburg Easter Festival.

In 2023/24 season he can be heard as Colline La Bohème at Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Bayerische Staatsoper, Alvise in a new production of La Gioconda at Teatro di San Carlo in Naples and Sparafucile Rigoletto with Royal Opera House on tour to Japan. Further productions in Munich include Madama Butterfly, Carmen, Parsifal, Idomeneo and Tannhäuser.

Last season Köpeczi made a hugely acclaimed debut as Ramfis in Damiano Michieletto’s new production of Aida at the Bayerische Staatsoper, which was hailed by the press as a “Ramfis of pitch-black sonority with an erotic layer to the sound” (Der Merkur). He also made his company debuts with Komische Oper Berlin as Sarastro Die Zauberflöte; Salzburg Easter Festival as Reinmar von Zweter Tannhäuser conducted by Andris Nelsons; and returned to the Royal Opera House as Il Frate Don Carlo. Further roles in Munich included: Il Frate, Moser I Masnadieri, Sarastro and Second Armed Man Die Zauberflöte and Tom Un ballo in maschera.

Recent highlights include his debut at the Royal Opera House with a triple appearance as Sacristan Tosca, Lodovico Otello and Leone Attila;  Sarastro Die Zauberflöte at the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad and the Berlioz Festival at La CôteSaintAndré; the world premiere of Jenő Hubay’s Le luthier de Crémone; Il frate Don Carlo, Lodovico Otello, Il Re Aida, Jose Castro La fanciulla del West and Colline La bohème at the Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest; the Levente Szörényi 75th anniversary concert and Kálmándy30 –Jubilee Gala, both in Budapest; Brander La damnation de Faust with the Transylvania State Philharmonic in Cluj-Napoca, Colline La bohème, Lodovico Otello and Zuniga Carmen at the Hungarian State Opera House in his native Cluj, Romania  where he was a member of the ensemble.

Köpeczi began his musical training in Cluj, Romania as a pianist and accompanist. He then moved onto studying voice and made his professional stage debut in 2014. 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. He made his international professional debut at the Royal Opera House in 2022 and joined the Bayerische Staatsoper ensemble in the same year.

He can also be heard as Jose Castro and Billy Jackrabbit on the PENTATONE recording of La fanciulla del West; and as Doctor Grenville La Traviata on the same label.

Performances

JUNE 22 2024

Sparafucile, Rigoletto; Royal Opera House (Japan)

Yokohama, Japan

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JUNE 25 2024

Sparafucile, Rigoletto; Royal Opera House (Japan)

Yokohama, Japan

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JUNE 28 2024

Sparafucile, Rigoletto; Royal Opera House (Japan)

Tokyo, Japan

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JUNE 30 2024

Sparafucile, Rigoletto; Royal Opera House (Japan)

Tokyo, Japan

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JULY 5 2024

Orakel, Idomeneo; Bayerische Staatsoper

München, Germany

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Performances

JUNE 22 2024Sparafucile, Rigoletto; Royal Opera House (Japan)Yokohama, JapanBuy Tickets
JUNE 25 2024Sparafucile, Rigoletto; Royal Opera House (Japan)Yokohama, JapanBuy Tickets
JUNE 28 2024Sparafucile, Rigoletto; Royal Opera House (Japan)Tokyo, JapanBuy Tickets
JUNE 30 2024Sparafucile, Rigoletto; Royal Opera House (Japan)Tokyo, JapanBuy Tickets
JULY 5 2024Orakel, Idomeneo; Bayerische StaatsoperMünchen, GermanyBuy Tickets
JULY 8 2024Orakel, Idomeneo; Bayerische StaatsoperMünchen, GermanyBuy Tickets
JULY 20 2024Zweite Gralsritter, Parsifal; Bayerische StaatsoperMünchen, GermanyBuy Tickets
JULY 21 2024Reinmar von Zweter, Tannhäuser; Bayerische StaatsoperMünchen, GermanyBuy Tickets
JULY 23 2024Zweite Gralsritter, Parsifal; Bayerische StaatsoperMünchen, GermanyBuy Tickets
JULY 25 2024Reinmar von Zweter, Tannhäuser; Bayerische StaatsoperMünchen, GermanyBuy Tickets
JULY 26 2024Chamber Concert; Bayerische StaatsoperMünchen, GermanyBuy Tickets
JULY 28 2024Reinmar von Zweter, Tannhäuser; Bayerische StaatsoperMünchen, GermanyBuy Tickets
SEPTEMBER 2 2024Sparafucile, Rigoletto; Dutch National OperaAmsterdam, NetherlandsBuy Tickets
SEPTEMBER 5 2024Sparafucile, Rigoletto; Dutch National OperaAmsterdam, NetherlandsBuy Tickets
SEPTEMBER 8 2024Sparafucile, Rigoletto; Dutch National OperaAmsterdam, NetherlandsBuy Tickets
SEPTEMBER 10 2024Sparafucile, Rigoletto; Dutch National OperaAmsterdam, NetherlandsBuy Tickets
SEPTEMBER 13 2024Sparafucile, Rigoletto; Dutch National OperaAmsterdam, NetherlandsBuy Tickets
SEPTEMBER 18 2024Sparafucile, Rigoletto; Dutch National OperaAmsterdam, NetherlandsBuy Tickets
SEPTEMBER 20 2024Sparafucile, Rigoletto; Dutch National OperaAmsterdam, NetherlandsBuy Tickets
SEPTEMBER 24 2024Sparafucile, Rigoletto; Dutch National OperaAmsterdam, NetherlandsBuy Tickets
SEPTEMBER 29 2024Sparafucile, Rigoletto; Dutch National OperaAmsterdam, NetherlandsBuy Tickets
OCTOBER 20 2024Astradamors, Le Grand Macabre; Bayerische StaatsoperMünchen, GermanyBuy Tickets
OCTOBER 23 2024Astradamors, Le Grand Macabre; Bayerische StaatsoperMünchen, GermanyBuy Tickets
OCTOBER 26 2024Astradamors, Le Grand Macabre; Bayerische StaatsoperMünchen, GermanyBuy Tickets
DECEMBER 1 2024Il Re, Aida; Bayerische StaatsoperMünchen, GermanyBuy Tickets
DECEMBER 5 2024Il Re, Aida; Bayerische StaatsoperMünchen, GermanyBuy Tickets
DECEMBER 8 2024Il Re, Aida; Bayerische StaatsoperMünchen, GermanyBuy Tickets
DECEMBER 12 2024Il Re, Aida; Bayerische StaatsoperMünchen, GermanyBuy Tickets
DECEMBER 15 2024Il Re, Aida; Bayerische StaatsoperMünchen, GermanyBuy Tickets
DECEMBER 19 2024Colline, La bohème; Semperoper DresdenDresden, GermanyBuy Tickets
JANUARY 28 2025Ramfis, Aida; Royal Opera HouseLondon, United KingdomBuy Tickets
JANUARY 31 2025Ramfis, Aida; Royal Opera HouseLondon, United KingdomBuy Tickets
FEBRUARY 3 2025Ramfis, Aida; Royal Opera HouseLondon, United KingdomBuy Tickets
FEBRUARY 5 2025Ramfis, Aida; Royal Opera HouseLondon, United KingdomBuy Tickets
FEBRUARY 9 2025Ramfis, Aida; Royal Opera HouseLondon, United KingdomBuy Tickets
FEBRUARY 12 2025Ramfis, Aida; Royal Opera HouseLondon, United KingdomBuy Tickets
APRIL 26 2025Fafner, Siegfried; The Atlanta OperaAtlanta, Georgia, United StatesBuy Tickets
APRIL 29 2025Fafner, Siegfried; The Atlanta OperaAtlanta, Georgia, United StatesBuy Tickets
MAY 2 2025Fafner, Siegfried; The Atlanta OperaAtlanta, Georgia, United StatesBuy Tickets
MAY 4 2025Fafner, Siegfried; The Atlanta OperaAtlanta, Georgia, United StatesBuy Tickets
MAY 25 2025Colline, La bohème; Metropolitan OperaNew York, United StatesBuy Tickets
MAY 29 2025Colline, La bohème; Metropolitan OperaNew York, United StatesBuy Tickets
JUNE 1 2025Colline, La bohème; Metropolitan OperaNew York, United StatesBuy Tickets
JUNE 6 2025Colline, La bohème; Metropolitan OperaNew York, United StatesBuy Tickets
JUNE 15 2025Colline, La bohème; Semperoper DresdenDresden, GermanyBuy Tickets
JUNE 21 2025Colline, La bohème; Semperoper DresdenDresden, GermanyBuy Tickets
JUNE 27 2025Colline, La bohème; Semperoper DresdenDresden, GermanyBuy Tickets
JULY 12 2025Dottore Grenvil, La traviata; Tiroler Festspiele ErlErl (A)​, AustriaBuy Tickets
JULY 19 2025Sparafucile, Rigoletto; Tiroler Festspiele ErlErl (A)​, AustriaBuy Tickets
JULY 25 2025Sparafucile, Rigoletto; Tiroler Festspiele ErlErl (A)​, AustriaBuy Tickets
JULY 26 2025Ferrando, Il trovatore; Tiroler Festspiele ErlErl (A)​, AustriaBuy Tickets
JULY 27 2025Dottore Grenvil, La traviata; Tiroler Festspiele ErlErl (A)​, AustriaBuy Tickets

Press

Alexander Köpeczi’s towering bass radiated oaky authority as Lodovico

Operawire

Alexander  Köpeczi  relies on a deep and resonant voice to give flesh to the threats of Attila’s dreams

Forum Opera

Alexander Köpeczi made his mark as the Sacristan. It is a role often taken by older singers but here a more youthful realization set him up as a good foil to Cavaradossi, the faithless artist and revolutionary (who of course spurns a priest before his execution), showcasing a difference in vocation rather than generation.

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Releases

Puccini: La fanciulla del West
Verdi: La traviata

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