Soloist of the Opera
Born in Mladá Boleslav, Miloš Horák studied singing privately with Professor René Tuček and Professor Katarína Bachmannová, and attended master-classes with Nikolaus Hillebrand. In 2000, he became a member of the Municipal Theatre in Ústí nad Labem, where he performed e. g. the roles of Uncle Bonzo (Puccini: Madama Butterfly), Marquis d’Aubigny (Verdi: La traviata) and Hermann (Offenbach: Les contes d’Hoffmann). In 2004 he became a member of the Prague State Opera Chorus where he was also assigned solo parts such as Narumov (Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades), Fiorello (Rossini: Il barbiere di Sivilia), Verdi’s Count Ceprano (Rigoletto) and Vaudemont (I vespri siciliani), and Puccini’s the Imperial Commissioner (Madama Butterfly), Sciarrone (Tosca) and the Mandarin (Turandot). In 2008 he reached the final round of the Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary. From 2009 to 2011 he was a soloist of the Prague State Opera where he extended his repertoire to include the roles of Papageno (Mozart: Die Zauberflöte), Basilio (Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia), Raimondo (Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor), Verdi’s Lodovico (Otello), Ramphis (Aida – in this part he also appeared during the Prague State Opera’s guest appearances at Salzburg, and on its Japanese tour) and Ferrando (Il trovatore), as well as Colline (Puccini: La bohème). He has to his credit guest appearances at the National Theatre in Prague, as Canadian forward and Japanese assistant in the revived run of Martin Smolka’s opera Nagano. Since January 2012 he has been a soloist of the Czech National Opera. As a permaneng guest of the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Plzeň and of the Southern Bohemia Theatre in České Budějovice, he has contributed to his repertoire e.g. the roles of Colline, Basilio and Mozart’s Leporello (Don Giovanni) and Osmin (Die Entführing aus dem Serail). On the concert platform, his repertoire comprises bass parts in Bach’s Magnificat, Handel’s The Messiah, Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Verdi’s Requiem, and Dvořák’s Te Deum. In 2010, he appeared in the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra’s rendition of Novák’s cantata, The Tempest.
Update: September 2014