Guest of the Opera
Lucie Hilscherová graduated in solo singing (under the tutelage of Romana Feiferlíková), psychology and music education from the Faculty of Education of the University of West Bohemia in Plzeň. In 2000 she obtained a scholarship for the Faculty of Arts of the Technische Universität in Chemnitz, Germany, where she studied voice with Ursula Schönhals. She attended voice master classes given by Hedwig Fassbender, Helen Donath, Gabriela Beňačková, Dagmar Pecková and Zlatica Livorová. She has received a number of awards and prizes (International Competition „Musica Sacra Roma“, Cantilena Bayreuth, Dvořák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary etc). As a guest singer of the National Theatre in Prague, the Prague State Opera, Chamber Opera Prague, the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Plzeň and the State Theatre Košice, she has sung, among others, Mother Marie (Dialogues des carmélites), Emilia (Otello), Mrs. Reich (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor), Berta (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro), and Háta (The Bartered Bride). Lucie Hilscherová has an extensive concert repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music. She has worked with BBC Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra or Prague Philharmonia, under Libor Pešek, Jiří Bělohlávek, Helmuth Rilling, David Porcelijn, Kaspar Zehnder, Petr Vronský, Petr Fiala, Leoš Svárovský or Jakub Klecker.
Update: November 2013