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Kateřina Jalovcová

Soloist of the Opera

Studied voice at the Prague conservatory under the tutelage of Brigita Šulcová. From 2004 she was a soloist of the opera at the F. X. Šalda Theatre in Liberec and performed as a permanent guest at the Operas in Olomouc, Pilsen and the National Theatre in Prague. Since 2006 she has been a soloist of Prague's National Theatre, where to date she has portrayed  Bizet's Carmen, Dalila (Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila), Melisande (C. Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande), Muse and Nicklausse (Offenbach: Les contes d'Hoffmann), Olga (Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin), Mozart's Annio (La clemenza di Tito) and Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) and from Czech repertoire Smetana's Maiden Rosa (The secret), Dvořák's Kate (The Devil and Kate), Janáček's Varvara (Káťa Kabanová). Her repertoir also includes the roles of the Witch in Rusalka (Dvořák), Verdi's Azucena (Il trovatore), Ulrica (Un ballo in maschera), Fenena (Nabucco) and Preziosilla (La forza del destino),  Puccini's Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) and Tigrana (Edgar), Donizetti's Giovanna Seymour (Anna Bolena), Massenet's Dulcinée (Don Quichotte), Siebel (Gounod: Faust), Fyodor (Musorgsky: Boris Godunov), Konchakovna (Borodin: Prince Igor).  In June 2007 at the Opera festival in Wexford, Ireland, she won the most talented young singer award for her performance of the Witch (Dvořák: Rusalka). At the following year's festival she sang the role of Lel the shepherd (Rimsky-Korsakov: The Snow Maiden) under the conductor Dmitri Jurowski. Since 2007 she has been a permanent guest at the Opera House in Graz, Austria, performing as Suzuki and Fenena. On concert stages she has apperaed with the Prague Symphony Orchestra as Jocaste in Stravinsky's oratorio Oedipus Rex and Dvořák's Requiem conducted by Jiří Kout. In 2009, she performed at the Teatro Municipale di Piacenza and the Teatro Comunale di Bolzano as Azucena under conductor Antonello Allemandi in production of Roberto Laganà Manoli. In the 2010/2011 season she sang and recorded Mahler's Symphonies Nr. 2 and Nr. 8 with the Czech Symphony Orchestra conducted by Libor Pešek.


Update: October 2013

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