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Jiří Kubík

Soloist of the National Theatre Opera. Studied the Ostrava conservatoire with professor Z. Diváková and the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts with professor J. Hladíková. Already during his studies he had been singing in the Olomouc opera (Gershwin’s Jake in Porgy and Bess, Massenet’s Lescaut in Manon). His first engagement was in Opava, then he moved to Ostrava. Apart from Czech repertoire he was entrusted to significant roles from the world repertoire (Gounod’s Valentin in Faust, Wagner’s Alberich in Das Rheingold, Verdi’s Rigoletto, Renato in Un ballo in maschera, etc.). He had been guest performing in the National Theatre since 1986 (Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Rossini’s Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Martinů’s Theseus in Ariadna, Purcell’s Aeneas etc.). At the beginning of the 1991/1992 season he entered the ensemble of soloists of the National Theatre. There he has so far interpreted Puccini’s Marcel in La bohème, Mozart’s Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Leoncavallo’s Silvio and Prolog in Pagliacci, the Beast in Philip Glass’s opera La Belle et la Bête (2003) and Michonett in Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur (2004). Update: 2005

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