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 (Iphegie in Aulis -Rheinsberg and Braunschweig) and Heribert Beissel (Diverse Opera and Operetta Concerts and Bruckner Mass in Bonn) just to name few.
Alec Otto´s repertoire ranges from lyric part´s of Tamino (die Zauberflöte), Tom Rakewell (The Rakes Progress), the Italian tenor (der Rosenkavalier) to the dramatic parts of Don José (Carmen), Erik (der Fliegende 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 Mister X (die Zirkussprinzessin). Since working with his teacher Gudrun Bär (Weimar), since 2011 the tenor is working on the parts of Werther, Cavaradossi (Tosca), Don Carlos, Titus (La Clemenzo di Tito). Since August 2010 the tenor has been freelancing throughout Germany, Austria, Denmark, Japan,China, Switzerland and Belgien. In the Summer of 2011 the southafrican tenor made his Austrian Deburt singing in Baden (Wien) in the well renoun Operetta Festival in Leo Fall´s Operette "Die Dollarprinzessin. Currently Alec Otto is singing in Carlisle Floyd´s Opera “Wuthering Heights” in Theater Freiberg which is being performed for the first time in Europe. China debut in Shanghai with Brahms Liebeslieder in 2014, a Operetta Tour through Japan and Don Jose (Carmen) in South africa (2015) are just some of the highlights for his career. Alec Otto continues to tour with Sabine Weyer (Piano) with their Song Recital programme.