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Alžběta Poláčková

Soloist of the Opera

She studied voice at the Music Faculty of Prague’s Academy of Performing Arts in the class of prof. R. Tuček. She enjoyed great success at several international voice competitions. She won 1st prize and the Ema Destinn Award at the competition held in London by the Anglo-Czechoslovak Trust and in 2002 received the National Theatre Award at the The International Antonín Dvořák Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary. She was subsequently invited to become a guest artist at the National Theatre, where she has rendered the role of Zerlina (Mozart: Don Giovanni). Since 2003, she has been permanently engaged. At the National Theatre she has sung Mozart’s Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) and Countess (Le nozze di Figaro), Gluck’s Euridice, Mařenka (Smetana: The Bartered Bride), Dvořák‘s The Second Wood Sprite and Rusalka (Rusalka) and Terinka (The Jacobin), Margit (Fibich: The Fall of Arkun), Janáček’s Jenůfa, Kristina (The Makropulos Case) and Vixen (The Cunning Little Vixen), Málinka/Etherea/Kunka (The Excursions of Mr. Bouček), Martinů‘s Mary, Mariken, Soprano (The Miracles of Mary) and Juliette, Princess (Kašlík: Krakatit), The Book and Mermaid (Ivanović: The Enchantia), Gianetta (Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore), Bizet’s Micaela (Carmen), and Boito‘s Marguerite (Mefistofele). In 2011, she caused attention as Lise (Glass: Les Enfants Terribles) in the production of the National Theatre Opera during the Prague Quadrennial. In 2003 she appeared at the Smetana’s Young Litomyšl festival in the role of Mařenka in Smetana’s The Bartered Bride. She has several times performed at the Prague Spring Festival and Smetana‘s Litomyšl. In 2014, she sung The Second Wood Sprite in concert performances of Rusalka with I. Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra. In 2015, she made her debut in this role at the Opera Bastille in Paris. In the same year she made her debut in London with the BBC Symphony Orchestra as Jitka (Smetana: Dalibor; CD by Onyx) with J. Bělohlávek. In 2016, she performed in Glyndebourne as Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen. She has also performed at concerts; for example, within Vienna’s Musikerlebnis Mitteleuropa festival and Österreichische Europa-Tage in Krakow. She has collaborated with Virtuosi di Praga, the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra, etc. With the ArteMiss Trio, she recorded D. Shostakovich – Seven Romances on Poems by Alexander Blok. She took part in the recording of Janáček’s The Eternal Gospel with T. Netopil (Supraphon, 2014). She has worked with several famous conductors, for example Jiří Bělohlávek, Asher Fish, Iván Fischer, Tomáš Netopil, Oliver Dohnányi, Ondrej Lenárd, Jakub Hrůša, Tomáš Hanus and Jaroslav Kyzlink.
Update: March 2018

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SEASON 2018/2019

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