Guest of the Opera
Born in Berlin, the mezzo-soprano Štěpánka Pučálková graduated in 2005 studying singing at the High school of Jan Neruda in Prague and continued at Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno until 2007 when she moved to the University Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. There she worked under the guidance of Elisabeth Wilke, Josef Wallnig and Eike Gramss and in the year of 2012 she was awarded a master's degree in opera. In the same year Štěpánka Pučálková was awarded by the organization Stiftung the Mozarteum Medal of Lilli Lehmann. She performed in a number of productions at the Salzburg Mozarteum University and Landestheater in Salzburg, including roles such as Mozart´s Idamante (Idomeneo), 2nd Lady (Die Zauberflöte) and Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro), Octavian (R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier), Larina (Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin), Galatea (Handel: Aci, Galatea et Polifemo) and Annina (Verdi: La traviata). In summer of the year 2013 performed Štěpánka Pučálková in Salzburg in the Haus for Mozart as Lehrbube at the Salzburger Festspiele (Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) with the conductor Danielle Gatti and directed by Stefan Herheim. In March 2014 in Salzburg presented Štěpánka Pučálková here self as Sesto (Mozart: La clemenza di Tito) and in the same role in summer of year 2014 at the Teatro Romano in the Italian town of Fiesole. In autumn of 2014 Štěpánka Pučálková performed in the Prague State Opera in the role of the Servant (R. Strauss: Salome), in the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava (Rosina in Rossini's Barber of Seville and Annius in La clemenza di Tito), as well as Mercedes (Bizet: Carmen) in Landestheater Bregenz. In the season 15/16 Štěpánka performed as Suzuki (G. Puccini: Madama Butterfly), as Stéphano (Ch. Gounod: Roméo et Juliett), as 3rd Lady (W.A.Moazrt: The magic flute) in the State opera in Prague. Štěpánka Pučálková performs regularly in the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany.