Guest of the Opera
Studied singing at VŠMU in Bratislava in prof. J.Hrubant’s class. He developed his education in interpretation courses in Perugia, Italy and during a study trip to Hochschule für Muzik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna he completed a Master course with E.Nesterenko. As scholar of French government he had undergone a six-month scholarship at Conservatoire National de Paris. In 1993 he obtained a scholarship of Richard Wagner Foundation at Bayreuther Festspiele. In 1993 he was awarded the third place in the Antonín Dvořák International Vocal Competition in Karlovy Vary. Since 1992 he has been contracted as a soloist of the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava. He debuted as Bartolo in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. In this opera house he has created many roles: the title role in J.Massenet’s opera Don Quichotte, Don Bassilio (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Colline (La Bohème), don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), Don Alfonso (Lucrezia Borgia), the Great inquisitor (Don Carlos), etc. He has attended many festivals: Mozartfestival Madrid, Maifestspiele Wiesbaden, The Prague Spring Festival, Bratislava Musical Festivities and others. On concert and opera stages he has sung in Italy, Germany, Slovinia, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Greece, France, Spain, etc. He has cooperated with prestigious ensembles and personalities. In Parisian Opera Comique he performed Luther in Hoffmann’s stories. In 1997 he toured Japan for 2 months with the role Kostelnik in a production of Puccini’s Tosca where he performed next to Sherrill Milnes, Peter Dvorský and Shinobu Satoh. In the National Theatre he interpreted Figaro in production of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro.