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Boris Prýgl

Guest of the Opera


Bass-baritone Boris Prýgl is a guest of the National Theatre Opera. He made his debut here in 2022 in the role of Guglielmo in Mozart's Così fan tutte.

He studied with Zlatica Livorová and graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava in the class of Peter Mikuláš. In 2022 he completed his doctoral studies at the Academy of Performing Arts, specializing in Russian songwriting. He gained his first stage experience at the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava, as Leporello (Mozart: Don Giovanni), Don Basilio (Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia), Don Fernando (Beethoven: Fidelio), Pietro (Verdi: Simon Boccanegra), Brander (Berlioz: La damnation de Faust) and in the title role in Paisiello's opera Il re Teodoro in Venezia. In 2017 he performed the role of the Tutor in the Czech premiere of Rossini's opera Le comte Ory at the National Theatre Brno. From 2017–2019 he was a member of the opera studio of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, and from 2019–2021 he was a soloist at the Munich opera house, where he appeared as Morales (Bizet: Carmen), Ping (Puccini: Turandot), Ottokar (Weber: Der Freischütz), The Hunter (Dvořák: Rusalka) and Marco (Puccini: Gianni Schicchi). In March 2022 he participated in a performance of Janáček's Glagolitic Mass with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Semyon Bychkov at the Musikverein in Vienna and the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

He has won several singing competitions, including the title of absolute winner of the International Antonín Dvořák Vocal Competition in Karlovy Vary in 2015. His international achievements include 2nd place and the prize for the best interpretation of Mozart at the Ferruccio Tagliavini International Competition in Austria. In July 2017, he was a finalist in two prestigious international vocal competitions: the Belvedere and the Plácido Domingo Operalia, where he was also awarded the Birgit Nilsson Prize. In September 2019, he won the Dominique Meyer Prize of the then director of the Vienna State Opera in the Stella Maris International Vocal Competition.