Guest of the Opera
Lucie Hájková studied at the Prague Conservatory and the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, under the tutelage of Naděžda Kniplová. She also attended several voice master classes, including those given by Tom Krause, Peter Dvorský, Magdaléna Hajóssyová and Gabriela Beňačková. In 2005, she won the Song category at the Antonín Dvořák International Vocal Competition in Karlovy Vary, where in 2010 she came third in the Opera category. She won third prize at the Ad Honorem Mozart International Music Festival in Prague. Lucie Hájková has been a regular guest soloist of the National Theatre in Prague since her debut as the First and Second Nymph (Dvořák: Rusalka) in 2009. She has perfomed as Donna Elvira (Mozart: Don Giovanni), Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro), First lady and Papagena (Mozart: Die Zauberflöte), Bird seller (Martinů: Juliette), etc. She has also collaborated with the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Plzeň, the F. X. Šalda Theatre in Liberec and the Chamber Opera Prague where she has portrayed Mozart’s Countess (Le nozze di Figaro), Second Lady and Second Genius (Die Zauberflöte), Berta (Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia), Puccini’s Liù (Turandot) and Sister Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), Frau Flut (Nikolai: Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor), Gulietta (Offenbach: Les contes d‘Hoffmann), Agafia (Martinů: The Marriage), the Foreign Princess (Dvořák: Rusalka) and Wanda (Nedbal: Polish Blood). She has also appeared at numerous concerts in the Czech Republic and abroad (at the Cairo Opera House in Egypt, in Germany, Austria and Spain, and within tours of Japan). She has often performed contemporary vocal music too. Hájková has recorded the Czech composer Luboš Sluka’s cycle Love Songs for Czech Radio.