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Jitka Soběhartová

Guest of the National Theatre Opera. Graduated from professor Ludmila Bendlová’s class at the Prague Conservatoire, shortly she performed in the Music Theatre in Karlín and then she enriched the opera ensemble of the Ústí nad Labem State Theatre. During her five-year engagement she created many significant Czech and world soprano roles – Smetana’s Mařenka (The Bartered Bride) and Jitka (Dalibor), the title role in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Mozart’s Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Adam’s Madeleine (Le postillion de Lonjumeau) and others. From 1981 she guest performed in the National Theatre opera as Dvořák’s Terinka (The Jacobin), Smetana’s Katuška (The Devil’s Wall) and Jitka. She was a member of its ensemble since 1984 to 2010 (February 28). For the National Theatre she studied among other roles Musetta (Puccini: La boheme), Mozart’s Zerlina and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Tchaikovsky’s Chloe (The Queen of Spades) and Martinů‘s Negress Dinah (Three Wishes) and Mariken (The Miracles of Mary). At the present she performs here for example as Flora (Verdi: La traviata) and Ludmila (The Bartered Bride). Her concert activities are also rich, she concentrates especially on chamber music. She cooperates with recording companies, radio and television (she recorded on video Jan Jakub Ryba’s mass in Rožmitál for BBC with conductor Libor Pešek and with conductor Peter Tiboris from USA Dvořák’s The Spectre’s Bride). Update: June 2010

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