Mezzo-soprano Andrea Tögel Kalivodová graduated from the Brno Conservatoire with Jarmila Janíčková and from Prague Academy of Music with Naděžda Kniplová. She spent one year on a study visit at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna. She became a laureate of many international singing competitions. She won the 1st prize of the Emmy Destinn Foundation in London (2001) and was invited to participate at a young singers' concert at Covent Garden. She also reached the Belvedere semi-finals in Vienna, in May 2000 she became the winner of the International Singing Contest in České Budějovice and in 2003 she won the 3rd prize in the Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary. In 2001 Andrea Kalivodová debuted in the Project Banging on the Iron Curtain (two operas by Vladimír Wimmer) at the State Opera Prague, and one year later at the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava as Konchakovna in Borodin’s Prince Igor. She appeared at the Prague Žofín alongside the famous baritone Leo Nucci in December 2003. In June 2004 she took part at the Vienna Konzerthaus Gala concert marking the Czech Republic's accession to the European Union. In 2005 she took part in the European Tour of Stars to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II (Bozar Palace in Brussels, Kremlin Concert Palace in Moscow). A dedicated concert artist, Andrea Tögel Kalivodová gives regular concerts in Europe and has also visited Japan, Korea and the USA several times. From 2003 to 2011 she was a soloist of the State Opera Prague, since January 1, 2012 she has been a soloist of the National Theatre Opera. She is a frequent guest of the media, appearing on television, radio and art projects. She always connects all his activities with spreading the good name of the opera. In particular, she is involved in charity projects, supporting the care of disabled children. She is also the face of the nationwide competition WOMAN of the Region, which is intended for women achieving unique results in their profession, but also in helping children, the sick, and in public life. On the CD Andrea Kalivodová – Moje nej, she sang her most popular songs and arias with the Hradec Králové Philharmonic under the baton of Leoš Svárovský and with the Czech Boys' Choir Boni pueri. In 2018, she recorded CD Kouzelná noc with the women's opera trio OPERA DIVAS. Currently, she also works as the head of the classical singing department at the International Conservatoire in Prague.
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