Josef Moravec

Permanent guest of the National Theatre Opera. Josef Moravec, baritone, graduated from the Prague Conservatory and then pursued his studies at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (with professor René Tuček) and at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki (with professor Sauli Tiilikainen). At the Antonín Dvořák International Competition in Carlsbad, he won the 3rd prize in the Junior category and the Vilém Zítek Prize. He gives frequent guest performances in the Municipal Theatre in Carlsbad where he has interpreted a number of opera roles, including e.g. Figaro (Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia), Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), as well as comic opera roles – Dr. Falke (The Bat), Boni (The Csardas Princess), Zsupan (Countess Marica). He also gives guest performances in the Theatre in Pilsen and on both Prague opera stages. In the National Theatre, he sang the role of Petr Svoboda, the hockey player (Martin Smolka: Nagano), of Avenant (Phillip Glass: La Belle et la Bête) and Joe (Puccini: La fanciulla del West). In the Prague State Opera, he interpreted the following roles: the Defender (E. Viklický: Phaedra), the Mandarin and Ping (Puccini: Turandot), Junkman and Herman Augustus (Bernstein: Candide), Gastone (Verdi: La traviata) and the 1st priest and the Armed man (Mozart: Die Zauberflöte). Update: 2007