Soloist of the Opera
Tenor Martin Šrejma has been singing since his childhood, as a children's choir's soloist in almost every continent. Along with his studies at the Prague Conservatoire in the class of Professor Jiří Kotouč, he was a guest singer at the Prague State Opera as Alfredo (Verdi: La traviata) and Edgardo (Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor), and performed at many concerts both at home and abroad. At the same time he took part in many contests such as the International Singing Competition of Antonín Dvořák in Karlovy Vary in 2002 and 2004. He became a laureate of this competition, where he also won the Prague National Theatre Award. During the 2003/2004 season he joined a Swiss Opera Company on a tour through Germany and Switzerland, where he sang Alfred (Strauss: Die Fledermaus). In 2004 he studied singing with Lucetta Bizzi at the Arrigo Boito Conservatoire Parma, Italy, and took part in master classes of Eugenio Furlotti. In spring 2005 he sang in Canada on a tour with the Toronto Philharmonic led by Kerry Stratton. After completing his studies in 2005, Martin Šrejma became a soloist of the Prague State Opera with which he also toured Japan (2007, Alfredo in La traviata). Since 2006 he had cooperated with Opera Mozart (Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni at the Estates Theatre). Since January 2012 he has been a soloist of the Czech National Opera, where he had previously guest appeared as Jeník (Smetana: The Bartered Bride), Mozart’s Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Dr. Cajus (Verdi: Falstaff) and in March 2012, as Lord Essex (Britten: Gloriana). At the Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava he has created Sven (Dvořák: Armida), Tybalt (Gounod: Roméo et Juliette) and other roles. In 2012 he sang Duke of Mantua (Verdi: Rigoletto) on the revolving open-air stage at Český Krumlov. He also regularly appears as soloist for oratorios and cantatas (Händel – Rinaldo, Alcina; Bononcini – Astarto; Mozart – Requiem, Davide penitente; Haydn – Die Schöpfung etc.).
Update: September 2012