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Tomáš Černý

Guest of the National Theatre Opera At present, one of the most outstanding Czech tenors Tomas Cerny performs as a guest soloist at the National Theatre Opera in Prague. He made a highly successful debut at Staatsoper Stuttgart in Jully 2008 as Laca Klemen in Calixto Bieito’s production of Janacek’s Jenufa under the baton of Marc Piollet and at Opernhaus Zürich as The Prince from Dvorak’s Rusalka in June 2010 - conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev. In December 2009 Tomas Cerny gave a Tchaikovski concert at the Komische Oper Berlin under the chief conductor Carl St. Clair. Under the baton of Manfred Honeck Mr Cerny sang the tenor part of Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with the Czech Philharmonic in January 2011. Tomas Cerny is specialized in Dvorak’s concert repertoire and is internationally acclaimed for singing tenor parts in Stabat Mater, Requiem and The Spectre’s Bride. Tomas Cerny was awarded the Czech prestigious Thalia 2000 prize for the interpretation of Prince Sou-Chong in Lehar's Land of Smiles. Furthermore he was awarded within the Festival Opera 2005 for the best interpretation of the title role - Edgardo from Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and he was the Thalia 2005 nominee for the role of Laca from Janacek’s Jenufa, the Thalia 2008 nominee for the role of Jenik from Smetana’s The Bartered Bride and the Thalia 2010 nominee for Don José from Bizet’s Carmen. After the Masterclass in 2006 with Prof. Margreet Honig he has been improving his voice performance with her. He also has co-operated with the soprano Christina Vasileva lately. Since 1997 he had studied with Prof. Jiri Kotouc and since 2002 with Prof. Svatava Subrtova. On opera stages, he has created a number of important roles of the Czech as well as world tenor repertoire such as Rodolfo (Puccini – La Boheme), Cavaradossi (Puccini - Tosca), Pinkerton (Puccini - Madama Butterfly), Don José (Bizet - Carmen), Loris Ipanoff (Giordano - Fedora), Alfredo (Verdi - La traviata), The Prince (Dvorak - Rusalka), Jenik (Smetana - The Bartered Bride) and Laca (Janacek - Jenufa). He takes successfully part in international festivals, e.g. Rheingau Musik Festival, ION – Musica Sacra in Nürnberg, Herrenchiemsee Festspiele, Murten Classics, Milano Musica, Smetana's Litomysl, The Prague Spring, The Prague Autumn, International Music Festival Cesky Krumlov, International Theatre Festival in Rumanian Sibiu, International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn and he also performed at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava, etc. He has co-operated with orchestras such as Czech Philharmonic (Dvorak’s Requiem), Tonhalle Orchester Zürich (Dvorak’s The Spectre’s Bride), Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig (Verdi’s Requiem), Bremer Philharmoniker (Dvorak’s Stabat Mater), The Brabants Philharmonic Orchestra (Dvorak’s Stabat), Odensee Symfony Orchestra (Dvorak’s Requiem), Orquesta Nacional de Espana (Martinu’s Gilgames), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (Dvorak’s Stabat Mater) and National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, RAI Torino Orchester etc. Mr Cerny has worked with the conductors such as Petr Altrichter, Serge Baudo, Jiri Belohlavek, Alan Buribayev, Aldo Ceccato, Gabriel Chmura, Oliver Dohnanyi, Olari Elts, Leopold Hager, Eliahu Inbal, Ken-iciro Kobayashi, Jiri Kout, Ondrej Lenard, Christoph Poppen, Helmuth Rilling, Leos Svarovsky, Martin Turnovsky, Maximiano Valdés, Caspar Zehnder and others. During his career, Tomas Cerny has performed in concerts all across the world; the places of his appearances stretch from Tokyo Oji Hall cross most of the European countries (e.g. Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland) to the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. His extensive concert and oratorio repertoire includes in addition to the common concert repertoire like from A. Dvorak, G. Verdi, A. Bruckner, H. Berlioz, L. Janacek, B. Martinu etc. also baroque and classicist top works by J. S. Bach, G. F. Händel, W. A. Mozart, L. van Beethoven and G. Rossini. For more information, visit www.tomascerny.cz Update: February 2012

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