Vladimír Darjanin

Vladimír Darjanin was born in 1960 in Slovak republic. After graduating from the Conservatoire, he went on to study Opera Production and Music and Drama Television Programmes at the Academy of Music and Drama in Prague. During his time at the Academy, he had the opportunity of going on study placements to Gyor (Hungary), Siena (Italy), the Staatsoper in Vienna, in Berlin, where he received guidance from Götz Friedrich and from Harry Kupfer at the Komische Oper.
Engagements at the National Theatre and Laterna Magika under Professor Josef Svoboda furthered his development. In 1992, he decided to work freelance, a move which saw him directing in the Czech Republic and Slovakia (among others Verdi: La Traviata, Rossini: L’Italiana in Algeri, Janáček: Katya Kabanová) and working for Czechoslovak (and subsequently Czech) Television as a director and producer.
In 1994, Darjanin founded DaDa, a company specializing in the production of television documentaries and the organization of large-scale cultural projects. DaDa's most significant projects to date have been the series "Ten Centuries of Architecture", broadcast on Czech Television and an exhibition of the same name, which was hosted by Prague Castle in 2001.
In 1998, Darjanin and the opera singer Ivan Kusnjer set up the FATUM foundation, intended to help the families of musicians who suffer an untimely death.
In 2005, he led the participation of the Czech Republic at the World Exposition in Aichi, Japan.
Update: 2005