Soloist of the Opera
Anda-Louise Bogza studied at the Academy of Music in Bucharest and at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts – piano, harpsichord and singing. Having graduated from the Prague Academy she accepted engagements with the Prague State Opera (until the end of 2011) and the National Theatre in Prague. She appeared in significant roles as Mozart´s Countess (Le nozze di Figaro), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Verdi´s Aida, Leonora (Il trovatore), Desdemona (Otello), Abigaille (Nabucco), Puccini’s Tosca, Liù and Turandot, Sina (Hans Krása: Verlobung im Traum), Janáček´s Jenůfa and Katya Kabanova. On the stage of the National Theatre Opera she created the roles of Donna Anna, the Princess (Dvořák: Rusalka), Giorgetta (Puccini: Il Tabarro), Elise (Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades), Aida, Puccini’s Tosca and Minnie (La Fanciulla del West) – for this creation she received the prestigious Thalie Award 2007. Guest performances has been taking Anda-Louise Bogza to the major renowned opera houses and concert halls in Europe and overseas, f.e. Musikverein in Vienna (Verdi: Requiem, Haydn: Jahreszeiten), London Royal Albert Hall (Dvořák: The Spectre’s Bride), Festspielhaus Salzburg (Verdi: Requiem, 2008), Suntory Hall Tokyo (Katia Kabanova), Liederhalle Stuttgart (Rachmanninov: Die Glocken), Taipei, USA. She sang Aida at the Wiener and Berliner Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Oper Leipzig, Tokyo, Tosca at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, in Florence at the Festival Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (conductor Zubin Mehta), Semperoper Dresden (2009, 2010 - conductor Fabio Luisi), Opera di Roma (2010), Oper Frankfurt, the New Israeli Opera Tel Aviv (stage director Hugo de Ana), Opéra National de Bordeaux (stage director N. Joel), Grand Théâtre Luxembourg, National Opera Bucharest, Bratislava, Leonora in Il trovatore at the Staatsoper Hamburg, the Royal Opera Copenhagen, Budapest State Opera, Teatro de la Maestranza in Sevilla (conductor Maurizio Arena). She also sang at the Opéra de Marseille (Donna Anna), the Princess in Rusalka at the Opéra National de Paris – Bastille (conductor J. Bělohlávek, stage director R. Carsen) and at the Théâtre de la Monnaie (conductor Adam Fischer, stage director S. Herheim). In 2008 she sang the title role of Rusalka at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. At the Arena di Verona she performed Tosca (2009 - conductor: G. Morandi, stage director Hugo de Ana) and Leonora in Verdi´s Il trovatore (August 2010 - conductor: Marco Armiliato,stage director: Franco Zeffirelli). In 2011, she guest appeared at the Teatro Filharmonico Verona (Manon Lescaut), Volksoper in Vienna (Turandot), Herodes Atticus Odeon in Athens (Abigaille) and Semperoper in Dresden (Rusalka), and in April 2012 at the National Theatre Timisoara (Aida). She recorded for Decca Pavel Haas’ opera Scharlatan (Rosina), for Arte Nova Classics Il trovatore (Leonora) and Italian Arias Portrait.
Update: September 2012