Soloist of the Opera
Tenor Josef Moravec graduated from the Prague Conservatory and then pursued his studies at the Academy of Music in Prague and at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. At the Antonín Dvořák International Competition in Karlovy Vary, he won the 3rd prize in the Junior category and the Vilém Zítek Award. He has been frequent guest singer at the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Plzeň (Salome, Adriana Lecouvreur, Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Die Zauberflöte, Turandot, Polish Blood, Le contes d’Hoffmann, The Bartered Bride), South Bohemian Theatre in České Budějovice (Der Vögelhändler, Otello, Don Giovanni, La bohème, I pagliacci, Rigoletto), since 2010/2011 season he has been permanent guest singer at the Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava (La traviata, Fedora, Cardillac, Orphée aux enfers, Polish blood, Eine Nacht in Venedig, Die Csárdásfürstin, Roméo et Juliette, The Bartered Bride, Armida, Nabucco, Anna Bolena, Mirandolina). He had created many roles at the Prague State Opera, including Pong (Turandot), Junkman and Herman Augustus (Bernstein: Candide), the 1st priest and the Armed man (Die Zauberflöte), Daland’s Steersman (The Flying Dutchman), Boy, First American, Strolling Player (Britten: Death in Venice), Rodriguez (Massenet: Don Quichotte), Young Sailor and Shepherd (Tristan und Isolde). His appearances at the Prague National Theatre have included hockey player Petr Svoboda (Martin Smolka: Nagano), Avenant (Philip Glass: La Belle et la Bête) and Joe (La fanciulla del West), Remendado (Carmen), Alfredo (La traviata) and Vašek (The Bartered Bride). Since 2014/15 season he has been soloist of the National Theatre Opera, where he has added to his repertoire Janáček’s Skuratov (From the House of the Dead), Schoolmaster/Mosquito (The Cunning Little Wixen), The Yurodivy (Boris Godunov), Fisherman (Stravinsky: The Nightingale), Alméric (Tchaikovsky: Iolanta), Abbe/The Incredible (Andrea Chénier) etc. He has also guest appeared at the Silesian Theatre in Opava, F. X. Šalda Theatre in Liberec and the National Theatre Brno. He has also performed abroad (Japan, Scandinavia, Algeri, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, France or Slovakia).