grew up in Vienna and was educated in the U.S.. His repertoire includes 35 operas and operetta roles, and numerous songs and oratorios.
His career began in the United States as Figaro in La Nozze di Figaro, Marcello in La Boheme etc.
One of his first orchestral concert was held under the direction of Seiji Ozawa.
Alexander Puhrer has won numerous vocal competitions, including the International Competition for art song, Stuttgart and the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg.
The first three years of his career in Europe Alexander Puhrer spent as an ensemble member of the Graz Opera. He sang some of his signature roles (Almaviva, Papageno, Malatesta, Harlequin, Graf Eberbach) under the direction of renowned conductors such as Philippe Jordan, Karel Chichon and Arnold Ostman.
Further engagements led to the Vienna-based artists, among others, the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Theater an der Wien, the Vienna Musikverein, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the House of Mozart in Salzburg, the City Theatre Klagenfurt, followed by performances at Teatro del Giglio Lucca.
He also performed on many festival stages, such as in the Seefestspiele Mörbisch or the Haydn Festival Eisenstadt under Adam Fischer.
The repertoire further includes the baritone roles of contemporary pieces such as the Christ in Harrison Birtwistle's The Last Supper (Osterklang Vienna), in the Peter Herbert Willis Brother of Sleep, or the title role in the opera Jägerstätter.
Alexander Puhrer is also an internationally renowned concert singer and song interpreter.
His repertoire includes both sacred music and oratorios - special attention heard Handel's Messiah and Bach's Christmas Oratorio at the Vienna Musikverein, and Bach's St. Matthew and St. John Passion with the Capella Savaria - and concert repertoire, including Orff's Carmina Burana and Martins Anyone Monologues (Philharmonic Orchestra Mexico City), Bach's Magnificat (Seiji Ozawa) and B minor Mass, Brahms's Requiem and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Missa Solemnis, and Barber's Dover Beach. As a Mahler specialist, he has already performed several times the Traveller, Rückert and Wunderhorn songs with various orchestras and recorded on CD, etc. with the ensemble ALEA in an arrangement for piano quartet by Gerhard gift.
In 2010 he made a recording of Schubert's Winterreise accompanied by the pianist David Lutz.