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Alec Otto

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Alec Otto was born in Newcastle South Africa. After completing his studies with Prof. Eric Müller (teacher of Johan Botha) at the Opera school in Pretoria, he followed his teachers advice and went to Europe.

Soon he started singing with famous conductors like Yakov Kreizberg (La Boheme -Weikersheim), Amy Anderson (La Boheme - Weikersheim), Christian Thielemann (Opera gala - Berlin), Jonas Alber (Iphigenie in Aulis -Rheinsberg and Braunschweig) and Heribert Beissel (Diverse Opera and Operetta Concerts and Bruckner Mass in F Minor in Bonn) just to name few.

Alec Otto´s repertoire ranges from lyric part´s of Tamino (die Zauberflöte), Tom Rakewell (The RakesProgress), the Italian tenor (der Rosenkavalier) to the dramatic parts of Don José (Carmen), Erik (derFliegende Holländer ) and Max (der Freischütz). Rodolfo (La Boheme) and Don José (Carmen) have proven to be the parts which he has sung the most.

With operetta repertoire he achieved great acclaim with parts like Zarewitsch, Edwin (die Csárdásfürstin), Graf Tassilo (Gräfin Mariza) and MisterX (die Zirkussprinzessin).

Since 2011 Alec Otto started working with his teacher Gudrun Bär (Weimar), on the parts of Canio (Il Pagliacci) and Cavaradossi (Tosca).

Since August 2010 the tenor has been freelancing throughout Germany, Austria, Denmark, Switzerland and Belgium. In the Summer of 2011 the southafrican tenor made his Austrian Debut singing in Baden (Wien) at the well renown Operetta Festival in Leo Fall´s Operette "Die Dollarprinzessin. Currently Alec Otto is singing in Carlisle Floyd´s Opera "Wuthering Heights" with Theater Freiberg which is being performed for the first time in Europe. In June 2013 Alec Otto will sing Graf Zedlau (Wiener Blut) for the Neue Operette Düsseldorf. In July and August 2013 Alec Otto will sing Don José (Carmen) with the Kammeroper Frankfurt. 2014 will have Alec Otto singing again and this time in Japan again, with Wolfgang Dosch (Direction and Baritone, and Miriam Portmann (Volksoper Wien).