Guest of the Opera
Eva Dřízgová-Jirušová studied voice at Brno’s Conservatory and since 1985 has been a soloist of the Moravian-Silesian National Theatre in Ostrava. At the same time, she has been a permanent guest on our leading opera stages, including the National Theatre in Prague, and as a concert and opera singer has made frequent appearances abroad (France, Japan, Germany, Italy, Finland, Luxemburg, Russia, Slovakia, Poland, etc.). In Tokyo she introduced herself in the title role of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen in the Japanese premiere with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. One of her pivotal roles is Dvořák’s Rusalka, which she has created on many opera scenes (Prague National Theatre, Brno, Ostrava, Český Krumlov, Loket, Karlsruhe, Rome). She has cooperated with many orchestras (Czech and Slovak Philharmonic Orchestras, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Brno Philharmonic, Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra in Ostrava, Munich and Cologne Philharmonic Orchestras, Gothenburg and Odense Symphonic Orchestras, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and others). Eva Dřízgová-Jirušová is the holder of two prestigious Czech Thalia Awards: 1996 for the role of Mimi in Puccini’s La bohème and 1998 for the role of Mélisande in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande – she created both roles for the Moravian-Silesian National Theatre in Ostrava. She has recorded a number of CDs and regularly collaborates with Czech Radio and Television. She has taught at the Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava (since 2000) and at the Ostrava University (since 2000).