Boris PrýglGuest of the Opera
Bass-baritone Boris Prýgl made his National Theatre Opera debut on January 21, 2022 as Guglielmo (Così fan tutte). From 2019 to 2021, he was a soloist of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, where he assumed the roles of Morales in Carmen, Ping in Turandot, the prince Ottokar in Der Freischütz, the Gamekeeper in Rusalka, Marco (Gianni Schicchi) etc. In March 2022, he performed Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass with the Czech Philharmonic conducted by Semyon Bychkov at the Musikverein in Vienna and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. He is a laureate of several singing competition and the absolute winner of the 2015 Antonín Dvořák Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary. He took 2nd place and an award for best Mozart interpretation at the Ferruccio Tagliavini Competition in Austria. In July 2017, he was a finalist of two prestigious competitions: the Belvedere and Plácido Domingo’s Operalia (at the latter, he also won the coveted Birgit Nilsson Prize). In September 2019, he was granted the award of the then Director of the Vienna State Opera Dominique Meyer at the Stella Maris Vocal Competition. Boris Prýgl studied with Zlatica Livorová and graduated from the Academy of Music in Bratislava, Slovakia in the class of Peter Mikuláš. He completed his doctorate in Russian songs here in 2022. Boris Prýgl gained his first stage experience at the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava. On this stage, he sang Leporello (Don Giovanni), Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Don Fernando (Fidelio), Pietro (Simon Boccanegra), Brander (La damnation de Faust), and the title role in Paisiello’s opera Il re Teodoro in Venezia. In May 2017, he performed a solo recital within the Prague Spring IMF, and he assumed the role of the Governor in the Czech premiere of Rossini’s Le comte Ory at the National Theatre Brno. In 2017–2019, he was a member of the opera studio of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.