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Eliška Weissová

Guest of the National Theatre Opera. She was awarded on several occasions, including the first prize in the Antonín Dvořák International Voice Competition in Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad, 2004), third prize in the Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský Singing Competition, Slovakia (2006). In 2005 she became a semi-finalist in the Queen Sonja Competition, Oslo, in 2007 she was the semi-finalist in the Competizione dell’opera, Dresden and in 2009 was finalist in Boris Christoff Competition Sofia. In 2014-15  she is going to make Ulrica in Verdis Un ballo in maschera in The Opéra de Rennes , Witch and Foreign Princess in Dvoraks Rusalka in The Opera Maribor and  Amneris in Verdis  Aida at the Opera  Usti nad Labem . She is going to make Amneris in Verdis Aida  in  the Plzen Opera and  The Fortune-teller in Prokofievs The Fiery  Angel.


With the Prague Symphony Orchestra she will sing  Janáček’s Glagolithic Mass. In  2013-14 she is going to make Rossweisse in Wagner’s Walküre in The Opéra de Rennes. In 2012-13 Ms. Weissova make Mother Goose in Stravisky  The Rake‘s Progress  at the  Ostrava  Opera and Cieca in Ponchielli La Gioconda at the Plzen Opera. In 2011-2012, she is going to make her debut in the Opera-Theátre de Limoges and in the Grand-Theatre de Reims as Kostelnička in Janáček’s Jenůfa. In 2010-2011, she is going to make debut in The Opéra de Rennes as Kostelnička in Janáčeks Jenůfa.In October, she performed the role of Martinka in Smetana’s The Kiss at the Opera Festival in Wexford. In 2009-2010, she debuted at the National Theater in Brno as Amneris in Verdi's Aida and Fenena in Verdi’s Nabucco. At the same time she also performed Ulrica in the Sofia Opera and collaborated with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in its Verdi's Requiem performance (conductor: Murry Sidlin). In Karlovy Vary Autumn Festival (2009) she sang Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde. At the end of the year 2009 she participated in one month tour with the Moravian Philharmonic to France, where she sang famous Mozart's Requiem. In 2008-2009, she debuted at the State Opera Prague as Marcelina in the Il barbiere di Siviglia. She performed Kostelnička at the International festival Janáček Brno 2008, she sang Janáček’s The Diary of One Who Disappeared and Janáček’s songs at the International Music Festival Janáček Hukvaldy 2008 and at the International festival Janáček May Ostrava. She was Ljubasa in The Tsar’s Bride at the Opava’s Opera, Ulrica in Un Ballo i Maschera and the Witch in Rusalka at the Košice’s Opera, Fenena in Nabucco and Grandmother Buryjovka in Jenůfa at the Pilsen’s Opera, Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro and Third Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at the National Theatre Opera in Prague. In 2007-2008, she performed at Paris’s Opéra Bastille at a concert of Janáček’s The Diary of One Who Disappeared and Janáček’s songs. During the International Music Festival Prague Spring 2007 she performed in Gala concert at the Hybernia Theatre. She was La Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica at the Plzen Opera, Fenena in Nabucco on tours of Germany, in Japan she performed for opera audiences the role of Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro and Third Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Reeve’s Wife (Janáček: Jenůfa) in Catania Theatro Massimo Belini. In 2006-2007, she collaborated with the Prague Symphony Orchestra in Rimini in performing Janáček’s Glagolithic Mass (conductor: Petr Altrichter), she sang Azucena in Il Trovatore at the Košice’s Opera, with the Chamber Opera Prague she sang Marcelina in Il barbiere di Siviglia. In 2005-2006, she was heard in two roles in Martinů’s opera The Miracles of Mary at the Pilsen’s Opera, she sang Reeve’s Wife at the National Theatre Opera, the Witch in Rusalka at the Opera in Pilsen and Maddalena in Rigoletto at the Opera in Ustí nad Labem. In 2004-2005, she made her professional operatic debut as the Witch in Dvořák’s Rusalka at the National Theatre Prague, as Kate in The Devil and Kate at the Ustí nad Labem Opera, as Azucena in Il Trovatore at the Pilsen’s Opera, as Florence in Albert Herring at the Opera in Olomouc. Nowadays her repertoire also includes the roles of the Suzuki (Puccini: Madame Butterfly), Olga (Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin), Eva (Martinů: Comedy on the Bridge), Dido (Purcell: Dido and Aeneas). She has sung in many European countries including Italia, Germany, France, Switzerland, and Austria. Ms. Weissová has collaborated with first class conductors such as Jiří Kout, Ondrej Lenárd, Peter Altrichter, Rastislav Štúr, Tachibana Naotaka, Murry Sidlin and others. Her concert repertoire includes works of Mozart, Dvořák and Janáček. Eliška Weissová was born in Moravská Třebová and gained her Masters Degrese of Music from Prague’s Academy of Performing Arts under René Tuček. She attended master-classes given by Naděžda Kniplová and Peter Dvorský. For more information, visit www.eliskaweiss.cz
Update: August 2014

Eliška Weissová appears in productions

SEASON 2014/2015

Complete Ensemble of The National Theatre Opera