Michaela Kapustová

Soloist of the National Theatre Opera.

The Brno-born mezzo-soprano Michaela Kapustová graduated from Yvona Škvárová's class at the Prague Conservatory. Her further training included the attendance of Peter Dvorský's master classes in Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou. In 2009, she won several prizes at the Antonín Dvořák International Vocal Competition in Karlovy Vary. She made her opera stage debut in 2008, at the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Pilsen, in the role of Rosina (Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia). In 2010, she debuted at the National Theatre in Brno, as Rossini's Cenerentola, and at České Budějovice, as Kate in Dvořák's The Devil and Kate. She has appeared in the Prague National Theatre's productions of Dvořák's Rusalka  (Third Nymph), Bizet's Carmen  (Mercedes), Smetana's Libuše  (Third Harvester), Wagner’s Parsifal  (Flowermaiden) and in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro (Cherubino). Beyond the opera stage, she works with the Prague Philharmonia, the Plzeň Philharmonic Orchestra, the České Budějovice Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Talich Chamber Orchestra. She was nominated for the Czech prestigious Thalia 2010 prize for her interpretation of Angelina in Rossini’s La Cenerentola  in the National Theatre Brno. In 2012, she undertook successful tour in Great Britain with Glyndebourne on Tour 2012 in the role of Second Nymph (Dvořák: Rusalka). In January 2013, she will join the National Theatre in Prague during Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro  Tour in Japan (the role of Cherubino).

Update: December 2012