Jana Šrejma Kačírková
Guest of the Opera
Jana Šrejma Kačírková was born in České Budějovice. In 2006, she graduated from the Prague Conservatoire. Still as a student, she won several prizes at the Antonín Dvořák Vocal Competition in Karlovy Vary. From 2006 to 2010, Jana Šrejma Kačírková was a regular guest of the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava, since December 2010 she has been there in permanent engagement. On this stage, she has created a number of roles, including Mozart‘s Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Zerbinetta (R. Strauss: Ariadna auf Naxos), Mara (M. Tutino: La Lupa), Nedda (Leoncavallo: I pagliacci), Marguerite (Gounod: Faust), Violetta (Verdi: La traviata), Lisette (Puccini: La Rondine), Smetana’s Jitka (Dalibor) and Mařenka (The Bartered Bride), Anne Trulove (Stravinsky: The Rake's progress), Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, Juliette (Gounod: Roméo et Juliette), and Elvira (Verdi: Ernani).
Jana Šrejma Kačírková has been permanent guest of the South Bohemian Theatre in České Budějovice and the K. K. Tyl Theatre in Plzeň. At the National Theatre in Prague, she debuted in the role of Adina (Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore) in December 2010. Her other roles there include Mozart’s Konstanze (Die Enführung aus dem Serail), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte) and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Terinka (Dvořák: The Jacobin) and Olympia (Offenbach: Les contes d'Hoffmann).
She has guest appeared at many prestigious international festivals including the Festival in Ercolano, Italy (Elisetta in Cimarosa‘s Matrimonio segreto), Teatro Politeama Greca in Lecca at (Lauretta in Puccini‘s Gianni Schicchi), the festival Pafos Aphrodite in Cyprus, and the Prague Spring and Smetana Litomyšl International Music Festivals. At IMF Český Krumlov she has appeared in the role of Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) and Nedda (I pagliacci), along with José Cura as Canio. She has won three South Bohemian Thálie awards as well as the honorary “Libuška” prize at the Opera 2013 Festival for her extraordinary interpretation of the role of Gilda in Rigoletto by G. Verdi and a Thálie award for her rendition of the role of Juliet from Romeo and Juliet by C. Gounod.
Update: January 2015
Photo: Tamara Černá Sofig