BiographyThe tenor Antonín Valenta was born in 1976 in Zábřeh na Moravě. Between 1995 and 2001 he attended the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno (opera singing). In 1995 he took part in a tour throughout northern Italy with Pergolessi’s chamber burlesque opera La serva padrona in the role of Uberto. In the spring of 1998 he appeared as a guest in Brno’s City Theatre (with the JAMU opera studio) in Giuseppe Gazzaniga’s opera Don Giovanni (the role of Pasquariello Leporello).
Since 2001 Antonín Valenta has guested in Brno’s National Theatre Opera (Ralph Benatzky: Im Weissen Rösl, the role of Dr Nosek) and the Moravian Theatre in Olomouc (Bedřich Smetana: The Bartered Bride, the role of Vašek). The operas he has appeared in there include: Britten’s Albert Herring, Rossinis’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers, Lehár’s The Land of Smiles, Puccini’s La bohème, Verdi’s Rigoletto and Nabucco. In 2004-06 he was a soloist of the National Theatre Opera in Prague and performed in f.e. Rigoletto, Tosca, La traviata, Adriana Lecouvreur, The Bartered Bride, Die Zauberflöte, Le nozze di Figaro and Carmen.