Soloist of the Opera
Born in 1984 in Liberec, northern Bohemia, Jiří Brückler studied classical singing with Jiří Kotouč at the Prague Conservatory, and since 2008 he has pursued his training at the Academy of Music in Prague, under the guidance of Roman Janál. Since his conservatory years, he has guest appeared at the State Opera Prague, singing in its productions of Rusalka, Turandot, Rigoletto and Carmen. Since 2007, he has been on the cast of the Mozart Opera Prague’s summer season at the Estates Theatre, singing Masetto in Don Giovanni. In 2008 he took part in the Prague Chamber Opera company’s Japanese tour, singing Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro. At the F. X. Šalda Theatre in Liberec he sang Silvio in I pagliacci and his creation earned him a place on the longlist for the 2009 Thalia Award. He has successfully competed in several voice contests. His achievements there include victory in the national music school voice competition at Šternberk, and first prize and a number of additional prizes from the Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary. At the National Theatre Brno he is performing the role of Count Almaviva, Ping in Turandot and Don Pedro in Offenbach’s La Périchole. In summer 2011 and 2012 he appeared in I pagliacci on the Revolving theatre alongside José Cura (Canio), singing the role of Silvio. Since 2011/2012 season, Jiří has been soloist of the State Opera and the National Theatre in Prague and his roles have included Rodrigo (Don Carlo), Count Almaviva, Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Silvio, Ping, Henry Cuffe (Britten: Gloriana), Rossini's Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Dandini (La Cenerentola) and others. For his creation of Rodrigo (Don Carlo) he was included for the nomination for the Thalia Award 2013. He has also guest appeared as Pseudolus (Martinů: The Soldier and the Dancer) at the J. K. Tyl Thatre in Plzeň and as a Bishop (Schumann: Genoveva) at the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava.
Update: January 2016