Guest of the Opera
Eliška Weissová graduated from Brno Conservatory and Prague Academy of Music in the class of René Tuček. She also attended master-classes given by Naděžda Kniplová and Peter Dvorský. She was awarded in several singing competition including the first prize in the Antonín Dvořák International Voice Competition in Karlovy Vary (2004) or third prize in the Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský Singing Competition, Slovakia (2006). In 2005 she became a semi-finalist in the Queen Sonja Competition, Oslo; in 2007 she was the semi-finalist in the Competizione dell’opera, Dresden and in 2009 the finalist in Boris Christoff Competition inSofia. Since 2006 she has been permanent guest of the Czech opera houses in Olomouc, Plzeň, Ústí nad Labem, Opava, and in Košice, Slovakia, where she created Florence (Britten: Albert Herring), Berta (Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia), Kate (Dvořák: The Devil and Kate), Verdi‘s Maddalena (Rigoletto) and Ulrica (Un ballo in maschera). At the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Plzeň she has sung Verdi‘s Azucena (Il trovatore), Amneris (Aida) and Fenena (Nabucco), Puccini‘s La Zia Principessa (Suor Angelica), Witch (Dvořák: Rusalka), Grandmother Buryjovka (Janáček: Jenůfa) and La Cieca (Ponchielli: La Gioconda). At the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava she has performed Mother Goose (Stravinsky: The Rake’s progress), the Fortune-teller (Prokofiev: The fiery Angel) and La comtesse di Coigny (Giordano: Andrea Chénier). In the National Theatre Brno she sang Verdi’s Fenena and Amneris. In the Prague National Theatre Opera she has guest appeared as Mayor's wife (Jenůfa), Mozart‘s Third lady (Die Zauberflöte) and Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro) and with this opera ensemble, she also toured abroad (Japan, Italy). Her repertoire also includes the roles of the Suzuki (Puccini: Madama Butterfly), Olga (Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin), Eva (Martinů: Comedy on the Bridge), Dido (Purcell: Dido and Aeneas), or Lyubasha (Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar’s bride). Abroad, Eliška Weissová has performed at the opera festival in Wexford, Ireland, as Martinka (Smetana: The Kiss), in Opéra de Rennes, Opéra-Théâtre de Limoges and Grand-Théâtre de Reims as Kostelnička (Janáček: Jenůfa), in Opéra de Rennes also as Rossweisse (Wagner: Die Walküre) and Verdi’s Ulrica, at the Slovene National Theatre as Foreign Princess and Witch (Dvořák: Rusalka). Eliška Weissová is also a dedicated concert artist.