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Marie Fajtová

The soprano Marie Fajtová studied at the Prague Conservatory, first piano (1992-98) and later opera singing, under the tutelage of Jiří Kotouč (1998-2003). At the present time, she is honing her voice skills with the American soprano Nancy Henninger. In 2004 she was a finalist in the Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition, where she received the Prague Symphony Orchestra Award. In 2008 she won the Grand Prize in the Barbara Hendricks International Vocal Competition in Strasbourg. During the 2005/06 season she was a member of Pilsen’s J. K. Tyl Theatre, where she enacted the roles of Norina (Donizetti: Don Pasquale) and Fiordiligi (Mozart: Cosi fan tutte). For her portrayal of Norina she was longlisted for the Thalia Award. Since the 2006/07 season she has been a soloist of the National Theatre Opera and has appeared in the roles of Mozart’s Donna Anna and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Susanna and La contessa di Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte) and Arminda (La finta giardiniera), Handel’s Armida (Rinaldo), Violetta (Verdi: La traviata), Frasquita (Bizet: Carmen), Adina (Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore), Antonia (Offenbach: Les contes d'Hoffmann), Penelope (Britten: Gloriana),  Euridice (Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice) and Karolina (Smetana: The Two Widows). She successfully performed as Armida in the National Theatre’s production of Händel’s Rinaldo in Caen, Rennes, Luxembourg and at L’Opéra Royal de Versailles. In June 2009 she sang in Haydn’s Schöpfung at the closing concert of the Strasbourg Music Festival. She has performed in a number of European countries; for example, in Poland with Capella Regia Praha, in Spain with the Pardubice Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, in Germany (La traviata – Open Air, conductor: Enrico Dovico), in Finland and France with Collegium Marianum and in Japan. She has appeared at concerts with the Prague Philharmonia, the Prague Symphony Orchestra and other ensembles. She has collaborated with numerous renowned conductors, including Jiří Kout, Jiří Bělohlávek, Asher Fisch, Michel Swierczewski, etc. For more information, visit www.mariefajtova.comPhoto: Jakub Ludvík Update: June 2013

Marie Fajtová appears in productions

SEASON 2014/2015

Complete Ensemble of The National Theatre Opera