Chances are, you’ve seen Alex Kariotis around town.
He’s hard to miss. With the face of a brooding 19th century composer and the hair of a 1980s rock god, Kariotis stands out in a crowd.
Kariotis stands out in other ways as well. His unique vocal talents in opera and rock have taken him all over the globe, from performances as a lyric tenor at Avery Fisher Hall, to stage performances with the Rock Opera Orchestra, to ballparks throughout the U.S. and Canada (Kariotis sings a knock-out national anthem).
Recently, Kariotis traveled to London to film several videos for his latest recording “Alexander Kariotis and the Rock Opera Orchestra.”
A video shot in Abbey Road (“Lennon in Heaven”) will be released later this year. Another video shot on the streets and in the parks of London — “Lucky in Love” — was just released and can be viewed above or on YouTube.
Maplewood philanthropist and arts patron Tom Kerns is executive producer of the album.
“Alex is a dear friend of mine and it’s been a ton of fun putting this album together,” said Kerns.