Karolína Berková

Permanent guest of the National Theatre Opera.
She studied solo singing at the Conservatoire in České Budějovice and at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Prague in the class of Professor René Tuček. In 1997 she was the winner of the Ema Destinnová International Singing Competition and in 2001 a laureate of the Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary. She attended several singing courses, including in Wörgel, Austria, in Piešťany, Slovakia, and in Prague. In 2001 she participated in a one-semester singing affiliation at Conservatorio di Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, Italy. She studied the title role in Händel’s operas Il pastor fido, Imeneo, Flavio.
In June 2001 she appeared as a guest in Mozart’s opera Le nozze di Figaro (Cherubino) at the summer festival in Alden Biesen, Belgium (stage director I. Levant). In June 2002 she debuted on the stage of the National Theatre in Prague as the Witch (Verdi: Macbeth). In November of the same year she was engaged by the National Theatre for the role of Cherubino. In August 2003 she attained great success in the title role of the Beauty in Glass’ opera La Belle et la Bête and in 2004 she sang the Boy in Michael Nyman’s opera Man and Boy: Dada.
She has ardently devoted herself to singing, sacred and chamber music. She has collaborated, among others, with the conductor Jaroslav Krček (Händel: Messiah, Mozart: Requiem, Pergolesi: Stabat Mater), the harpist Kateřina Englichová (song concerts, chamber music projects).Update: 2004