Daniel Hůlka

photo: Lenka Hatašová
Daniel Hůlka graduated from the Prague Conservatory, where he studied with Professor Zdeněk Jankovský. He has sung in opera productions at the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Plzeň, F. X. Šalda Theatre in Liberec and the Municipal Theatre in Ústí nad Labem. He has collaborated with Eva Urbanová on Christmas concerts and with Opera Mozart on summer productions at the Estates Theatre, where he sings Don Giovanni. His repertory further includes the roles of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), Escamillo (Carmen), Silvio (The Comedians), Kalina (The Secret). In 1995 he won the competition for the lead role in the original Czech musical Dracula, which made him as star. In 1997 he was awarded the silver Czech Nightingale prize, a year later the golden one, subsequently the Týtý Prize and two Grammy Awards. His discography encompasses both pop and classical music titles - Misa Solemnis (M. Bok), Way of the Cross (J. Bernátek), Stabat mater (A. Dvořák). In June 1997 he released his first solo album, which became the best-selling record of the year. He received for it gold, platinum and double-platinum discs (more than 250,000 carriers sold). His most recent CD, Dílem já (Partly Me), was recorded together with Michal Pavlíček. In addition, he has sung in the musicals Mission (Master of Demons), Excalibur (Mordred), Les Misérables (Javert), Monte Cristo and Dorian Gray. Since 2006 he has been a member of the National Theatre Opera, where he performes the role of Don Giovanni and has studied the role of Archdevil Asmodeus in the musical The Angels.