Alexander Kariotis, M.M.
Alexander Kariotis joined the UTEP Music faculty in 2017. As an educator/voice teacher, Alexander has taught at the Paper Mill Playhouse (Tony Award for best regional theater) for the past 16 years, as well as vocal coached/musical directed for their main stage productions. Alexander has had private voice studios in Berlin, Germany, Chicago, Illinois, and a thriving vocal/recording studio in Maplewood, New Jersey for the last 16 years. His students have performed all across the country and in Europe, gracing the stages of Broadway, Off Broadway, and regional theaters, as well as major motion pictures, TV musicals, commercials and various opera houses. He is very proud to say that he has had students at all of the major music schools and Universities in the U.S.
His self‐titled debut CD, (SONY/Red), is the culmination of a career both as one of the most distinctive operatic tenor voices on the international music scene, and as a powerful and searing rock voice in the grand tradition of Steve Perry and Freddie Mercury. The music weaves timeless operatic arias amid soaring rock melodies, and a powerhouse rock rhythm section, with strings, woodwinds, brass and backing vocals.
An accomplished multi‐instrumentalist and linguist, Alexander enlisted the exceptional talents of the iconic jazz saxophonist David Sanborn, who joins Alexander in a beautiful jazz/opera fusion song called Ho Bisogno Di Te. Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, from the super rap group RUN DMC, also joins Alexander in a hip hop/opera collaboration of a remix of Alexander’s original composition called Vesti la Giubba – Hide the Tears.
Classically trained in opera, Alexander has studied with a "Who’s Who" of vocal masters, from Arrigo Pola (the late Luciano Pavarotti’s voice teacher, Modena, Italy), Gianni Raimondi (La Scala, Italy), as well as Dan Marek, John Wustman and Nico Castel (Metropolitan Opera). Alexander is a full scholarship graduate of the Mannes School of Music in New York City (B.M.), and Northwestern University (M.M.). As a lyric tenor, Alexander has performed internationally, with appearances at Avery Fisher Hall, The Berlin Philharmonic and has perform alongside Tony Award winning actress Elizabeth Ashley in the Columbia Artists/Broadway tour of “Master Class” by Terrence McNally. For his album, Alexander had the distinct privilege of recording/filming at Abbey Road Studios #2 (“The Beatles room”) in London.
Visit Prof. Kariotis' YouTube channel for videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/alexkariotis
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