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Jana Horáková Levicová

Soloist of the Opera

Jana Horáková Levicová graduated from the Pilsen Conservatoire, where she studied with Ludmila Kotnauerová. After graduation she was taught privately by professor Jiří Kotouč and took part in the singing courses of the Italian mezzosoprano Gloria Banditelli. From 1996 to 1998 Ms. Levicová was a member of the opera ensemble of the Theatre in Pilsen. She also collaborated with the Camerata Nova ensemble on concert performances of two Baroque operas, Rinaldo (G. F. Händel) and Astarto (G. Bononcini), singing the title part in the latter. In the 2001-2004 period she appeared on the stage of the Prague State Opera as Bradamante (Vivaldi: Orlando Furioso), Kate Pinkerton (Puccini: Madama Butterfly), Third Lady (Mozart: Die Zauberflöte), Antonia (d’Albert’s: Das Tiefland) and Alisa (Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor). From 2005 to 2011 she was a soloist of the Prague State Opera with whose ensemble she joined the tour in Japan. On the stage of the Prague State Opera she also sang the parts of Third Water Nymph (Dvořák: Rusalka), Berta (Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia), Verdi’s Inez (Il trovatore) and Fenena (Nabucco),Mercedes (Bizet: Carmen), and Laura (Weber/Mahler: Die drei Pintos). Since January 1, 2012 she has been a soloist of the Czech National Opera. She has also performed abroad, in Canada, with the Toronto Philharmonic and Kerry Stratton as conductor, singing arias from operas of W. A. Mozart, G. Rossini and C. Saint-Saëns, and in France, where she  took part in a French Baroque academy with which she studied the part of Déjanire in F. Cavalli’ opera Ercole Amante. In this opera, conducted by Gabriel Garrido, she appeared in Paris, Toulon, Rheims, Vichy and Besançon.


Update: January 2012

Complete Ensemble of The National Theatre Opera