Bass David Nykl graduated from the Prague Conservatoire in the class of Luděk Löbl in 2007. He then pursued masterclasses with Renato Bruson in Siena, Italy, and since 2012, he has furthered his training with the Czech mezzo-soprano Eva Randová. While still a student, he became laureate of several international singing competitions including the Antonín Dvořák Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary. Along with his studies at the Prague Conservatoire, he was a guest singer at the Prague State Opera (Simon in Joplin‘s Treemonisha). The roles that he appeared in as a part of his Prague Conservatoire curriculum also included Publio (Mozart: La clemenza di Tito) and Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro). From 2006 to 2008, he starred as Masetto in Don Giovanni performed as a part of Opera Mozart season at the Estates Theater in Prague. Since 2008, he has been soloist of the National Theatre Brno, where he has created, among other roles, Angelotti (Puccini: Tosca), Dottore Grenvil (Verdi: La traviata), Figaro (Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro), The Man in the Window (Martinů: Juliette), and Rossini’s Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Alidoro (La cenerentola). Since 2009, he has also been a regular guest artist at the National Theatre in Prague (Martinů: The Miracles of Mary, Handel: Rinaldo, Britten: Gloriana, Mozart: Don Giovanni). Since 2013, he has guest appeared at the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Plzeň (Méphistophélès in Gounod’s Faust). He has collaborated with distinguished conductors such as J. Bělohlávek, T. Brauner, O. Dohnányi, P. Feranec, V. Jurowski, J. Klecker, J. Kyzlink, O. Olos, C. Richter, V. Spurný, L. Svárovský, J. Štrunc, S. Vavřínek, and stage directors B. Klimo, B. Berger-Gorski, J. Heřman, A. Jahns, J. Nekvasil, M. Kukučka, T. Pilař, Rocc a L. Trpišovský. David Nykl has performed at the prestigious international festivals such as Prague Spring, Janáček Brno, Smetana‘s Litomyšl and Wexford Opera Festival.
Updated: September 2015