Mezzo-soprano Dana Št'astná is a guest of the National Theatre Opera. She made her debut there in the 2021/2022 season as Mercedes in Bizet's Carmen.
She studied singing at the Pardubice Conservatory. In 2016, she completed her master's studies under Martin Bárta at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. In the same year she attended a masterclass with the world-famous tenor José Cura in Prague. She was selected as one of six active participants in Edita Gruber's masterclass at the Richard Strauss Festival in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and collaborated with Brigitte Fassbaender in a masterclass in Prague. In 2014, she attended the International Course in Singing and Stage Arts at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna with Regine Köbler and Berndt Weikl.
In May 2010 she made her debut at the F. X. Šalda in Liberec in May 2005 as Mercedes and then as Luigia in Donizetti's Viva la mamma. She also performed the roles of Man Friday (Offenbach: Robinson Crusoe), Dulcinea (Massenet: Don Quichotte), Prince Orlofsky (J. Strauss: Die Fledermaus), Flora (Verdi: La traviata) and Fenena (Verdi: Nabucco). In the State Theatre Košice she performed the role of Suzuki (Puccini: Madama Butterfly), in the Silesian Theatre Opava she sang Dorabella (Mozart: Così fan tutte) and in the Moravian Theatre in Olomouc, she performed Maddalena (Verdi: Rigoletto), Rosina (Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia), the Second Lady (Mozart: Die Zauberflöte) and Baruška in Rudolf Piskáček's operetta The Pearls of the Virgin Seraphina.
She is the winner of the 2nd prize of the International Antonín Dvořák Vocal Competition in Karlovy Vary. In 2010 she was a laureate at the Conservatoire Competition.