Guest of the Opera
One of the most outstanding Czech tenors Tomáš Černý has guest appeared at the Czech opera houses as well as abroad. His recent foreign successes include Prince in Dvořák’s Rusalka at the Staatstheater Nürnberg (2013), cooperation with the Theater Basel (Janáček‘s Káťa Kabanová, 2012), Dvořák‘s Prince at the Opernhaus Zürich under the baton of Vladimir Fedoseyev (2010) or Laca in Janáček’s Jenůfa at the Staatsoper Stuttgart in Calixto Bieito’s production with conductor Marc Piolett (2008). Since 1997, Tomáš Černý had studied with Prof. Jiří Kotouč and since 2002, with Prof. Svatava Šubrtová. Since 2006, he has been honing his skills with Prof. Margreet Honig and he also has co-operated with the soprano Christina Vasileva. Tomáš Černý was awarded the Czech prestigious Thalia Award 2000 for the interpretation of Prince Sou-Chong in Lehár's The Land of Smiles. At the Festival Opera 2005, he was awarded for the best interpretation of Edgardo (Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor). He was then nominated for three more Thalia Awards: for his creation of Janáček’s Laca, 2005, Jeník in Smetana‘s The Bartered Bride, 2008 and Don José in Bizet’s Carmen, 2010. In 1999–2002 he was soloist of the Prague State Opera, since 2002 he has pursued his career as a free-lance artist. He has created a number of important roles of the Czech as well as world tenor repertoire such as Puccini’s Rodolfo (La bohème), Cavaradossi (Tosca) and Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Alfredo (Verdi: La traviata), Don José (Bizet: Carmen), Loris Ipanoff (Giordano: Fedora), The Prince (Dvořák: Rusalka), Jeník (Smetana: The Bartered Bride), Janáček‘s Laca (Jenůfa) and Boris (Káťa Kabanová), Manolios (Martinů: The Greek Passion) or Wagner’s Erik (Der fliegende Holländer) and Lohengrin. A dedicated concert artist, Tomáš Černý has cooperated with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Odensee Symphony Orchestra (Dvořák’s Requiem), Tonhalle Orchester Zürich (Dvořák’s The Spectre’s Bride), Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig (Verdi’s Requiem), Bremer Philharmoniker, the Brabant Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (Dvořák’s Stabat Mater), Orquesta Nacional de España (Martinů’s Gilgamesh), National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, RAI National Symphony Orchestra etc. He has successfully performed at international festivals, such as Rheingau Musik Festival, ION – Musica Sacra in Nürnberg, Herrenchiemsee Festspiele, Murten Classics, Milano Musica, Smetana's Litomyšl, Prague Spring, International Music Festival Český Krumlov, International Theatre Festival in Romanian Sibiu, International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn etc. The places of his appearances stretch from Tokyo Oji Hall cross most of the European countries (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland) to the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. His extensive concert and oratorio repertoire includes in addition to compositions by A. Dvořák, G. Verdi, A. Bruckner, H. Berlioz, L. Janáček or B. Martinů also baroque and classicist top works by J. S. Bach, G. F. Handel, W. A. Mozart, L. van Beethoven or G. Rossini.
Update: February 2015