Guest of the National Theatre Opera
The Czech soprano, Alena Hellerová, studied at the Conservatory in Teplice with Ludmila Abrahámová (1997–1998), the Prague Conservatoire with Antonie Denygrová (1998–2003) and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in the class of Magdaléna Hájossyová (2004–2009). She has attended several masterclasses including International Summer Academy (Austria, Reichenau an der Rax) with Magda Nádor (2006) and Sonia Ghazarian (2007), and Summer Baroque Academy in Telč (Czech Republic) with Joel Frederiksen (2010). She regularly co-operates with Chamber Orchestra Berg (conductor: Peter Vrábel), which interpretes the premieres of contemporary composers and important works of the 20th century. Alena Hellerová has also shown keen interest in Renaissance and early Baroque music. In 2005, she became a member of vocal chamber choir Octopus pragensis (artistic leader: Petr Daněk) which is specialized at interpretation music of the16th and17th centuries (concert tour in Israel and France, concerts at the International music festival Prague Spring and other festivals). She is intensively dealing with the interpretation of the music of the Baroque with Collegium Vocale 1704 under the direction of Václav Luks. As a soloist she has also worked with the Prague Symphony Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra, the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc and others). She has performed at many festivals, not only in the Czech Republic (the Prague Spring, Concentus Moravie, Smetana‘s Litomyšl International Opera Festival, Music Bridge Prague–Dresden), but also abroad (Belgium, France, Germany).
Update: March 2013