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David Nykl

David Nykl

Guest of the Opera


Bass David Nykl has been a regular guest of the National Theatre Opera since 2009. He made his debut at the Prague State Opera in 2003 during the Prague Spring International Music Festival as Simon in Scott Joplin‘s Treemonisha.

After studying singing at the Prague Conservatory, he attended Renato Bruson‘s vocal courses in Siena, Italy. Since 2012 he has been improving his singing skills with Eva Randová. Since 2006 he has performed as Masetto and then as Leporello (Mozart: Don Giovanni) in Opera Mozart at the Estates Theatre in Prague. At the National Theatre he sang The Oil Merchant and God (Martinů: The Miracles of Mary), Magician and Herald (Handel: Rinaldo), Sir Walter Raleigh (Britten: Gloriana), Dolen (Fibich: The Fall of Arkona), The Second Japanese Ambassador (Stravinsky: The Nightingale) and Zuniga (Bizet: Carmen). Since 2013 he has been performing at the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Pilsen, where he sang the roles of Mephistopheles (Gounod: Faust) and Caspar (Weber: Der Freischütz), and at the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava (Giordano: Andrea Chénier, Mozart: La clemenza di Tito). Since 2008, he has been a soloist at the National Theatre Brno, where he has performed Angelotti (Puccini: Tosca), Basilio (Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia), Alidoro (Rossini: La Cenerentola) and Figaro (Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro). He regularly collaborates with the ensemble Musica Florea, with whom he has staged, among others, the role of Publius Valerio in the modern premiere of Fux's opera Costanza e Fortezza.

He has successfully participated in several international vocal competitions and is a laureate of the Antonín Dvořák International Vocal Competition in Karlovy Vary.