'However the gentlemen were the true winners this evening. Scala bass singer Alexander Teliga sang a fabulous King. His volume and his vocal force reminded me of Burchaladze at his best.'
Der Neue Merker
International guest appearances already took him to the Royal Opera Copenhagen, the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, the Wielki Theatre Warsaw, the Satiago de Chile Opera House, the Teatro de Bellas Artes in Mexico, the Berlin State Opera, the Leipzig Opera, the Gran Teatro La Fenice, the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, to Dublin, Tokyo, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden, the USA and Canada, to the Philharmonic Orchestras of Madrid and Odense, to the Wexford Festival, the Festival St. Margarethen, the Carcassone Opera Festival in France, the Fiodor Szalapin Festival and many other.
With the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, he recently had a huge success performing Rachmaninoff’s “The Bells” under the musical direction of M. Jurowski. Some smaller roles in “Pique Dame”,” Cerivichki” and” Eugen Onegin” took Alexander to the Scala di Milano.
After finishing his studies at the Music Academy in Lvov, the Polish bass singer performed in all the renowned opera houses in his native country and is still a regular guest of the Warsaw State Opera.
Some of the bass singer’s most important parts include ZACCARIA in Verdi’s “Nabucco” , BANCO in “Macbeth”, RAMFIS and the KING in “Aida”, the GRAND INQUISITOR and FILIPO in “Don Carlo”, MEFISTOFELE, BORIS and PIMEN in “Boris Godunov”, GREMIN in “Eugen Onegin”, VARIAZSKY VISITOR in “Sadko” , BORIS TIMFEYEVICH ISMAILOV in “Lady Macbeth of Mzensk”, TSAR DODON in “Le coq d’or”, DIKOJ in “Katja Kabanova”, VODNIK in “Rusalka”, but also SCARPIA in “Tosca” or ESCAMILLO in “Carmen”.
Alexander Teliga works with such renowned directors and conductors such as Willy Decker, Mariusz Treliński, Peter Konwitschny, Peter Stein, Louis Grinda, Alexander Vedernikov, Tugan Sokhiev, Ivan Anguélov, Keri-Lynn Wilson, Jaqcues Lacombe…
Alexander Teliga has recorded many CD’s, among them the „Parade of Stars” with the Festival Symphony Orchestra Toronto, Canada. In a total recording of „Schwanda der Dudelsackpfeifer” from Jaromir Weinberger in 2005 he sings the ‘Devil’. Moreover, there are DVDs of "Aida" by G. Verdi, ( Giorgio Croci with the Orchestra Stagione d'Opera Italiana conducting), as well as "Nabucco" (Michael Lessky with the Young Philharmonic Orchestra Vienna conducting).
In the seasons 13-16 he could be seen as GURNEMANZ, DALAND, GREMIN, DON BASILIO, ZACCARIA at the Polish National Opera Warsaw, as SURIN in “Pique Dame” and TSAR DODON in “Le coq d'or” at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, as PÉRE AUGUSTIN in “Betrothal in a Monastery” in Bologna und Toulouse, as GENERAL in Prokofieff’s “The Player” in Lyon, as DIKOJ in “Katja Kabanova” in Santiago de Chile, as BORIS in “Lady Macbeth of Mzensk” at the Royal Opera House Copenhagen, as POPE/UN VIEUX FORCAT in “Lady Macbeth of Mzensk” and DIRECTOR in “The Gambler” at the Monte-Carlo Opera House and as BANCO In “Macbeth” at the Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires.
In the beginning of 2017 he was a very successful BORIS in “Lady Macbeth of Mzensk” at the National Opera Helsinki and DALAND at the Bolshoi Theater Minsk. He also sang DALAND at the Wielki Zheatre Warsaw and PROCIDA in “I Vespri Siciliani” at the International Music Festival in Immling.
In the season 2017/18 he is DIKOJ in “Katja Kabanova” at the Opéra de Nancy and BORIS in “Lady Macbeth of Mzensk” in Santiago de Chile.