Aleš Jenis

Guest of the National Theatre Opera. He studied voice at the Bratislava Conservatory. Immediately after his studies, the Prague State Opera engaged him for the roles of Papageno (Mozart: Die Zauberflöte) and Morales (Bizet: Carmen) in 2001. One year later the Slovak National Theatre Bratislava engaged him for the roles of Morales, Silvio (Leoncavallo: Pagliacci) and Shaunard (Puccini: La boheme). In 2003 he debuted at the Wexford Festival and subsequently at the Teatro Lirico Cagliari, the Grand Théâtre de Geneve, the Oper St. Gallen, the Teatro Municipal Santiago de Chile, the Opéra d’Avignon, the Wiener Volksoper and the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin. He has continued to establish his career in recent seasons with important engagements and role debuts, for instance in the title role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni in a new production at the Oper St. Gallen. He then sang Conte Gil (Wolf-Ferrari: Segreto di Susanna) at the Opéra National de Montpellier under the baton of Bernhard Kontarsky. At the Wiener Festwochen, the Holland-festival and the festival of Aix-en-Provence, he debuted as Convict in a new production of Janáček’s From the house of the dead, staged by Patrice Chérau and conducted by Pierre Boulez. In this staging he also debuted at the Teatro alla Scala Milano and at the Metropolitan Opera in New York under Esa-Pekka Salonen.During the last seasons, he sang the title role in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin at the Glyndebourne Festival 2008 under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski. He already sang this role very successfully at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. At Palau de les Arts Valencia he made his debut singing Ferdinand (Prokofiev: Betrothal in the Monastery) followed by Conte di Almaviva (Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro) production under the baton of Tomáš Netopil. In the season 2008/2009 he made his debut at New National Theatre Tokyo in the role of Sharpless (Puccini: Madama Butterfly), which he already sang in Vienna, at Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin and in Santiago de Chile. He has collaborated with conductors and stage directors such as Richard Hickox, Daniel Harding, Jiří Bělohlávek, Jiří Kout, Michail Jurowski, Maximiliano Valdes, Paolo Arrivabeni, Luca Ronconi, Pierre Strosser, Alfred Kirchner and Anthony Pilavachi. Update: September 2010

Aleš Jenis appears in productions

SEASON 2015/2016

Complete Ensemble of The National Theatre Opera