Dušan RůžičkaGuest of the Opera
Dušan Růžička is a graduateof the Prague Conservatory, where he attended the class of Luděk Löbl. Since 2010, he has studied in Bratislava with Zlatica Livorová. He has attended Peter Dvorský’s summer voice master classes in Piešťany, Slovakia. In 2012, he performed the role of Gabriel von Eisenstein (Strauss: Die Fledermaus) at the Silesian Theatre in Opava, where he was engaged from 2013 to 2015. He also portrayed there the parts of Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Goro (Madama Butterfly), Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Števa (Jenůfa), and he currently appears in Opava as Sándor Barinkay (Der Zigeunerbaron). At the Moravian Theatre in Olomouc, he sang the roles of Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and the Artist (The Fall of the Antichrist). Since the 2015/16 season, he has been a full-time member of the F. X. Šalda Theatre in Liberec, where he has appeared as a guest since 2011. At the present time, he can be seen in the productions of Die Fledermaus (Alfred), Die Zauberflöte (Monostatos), Thaïs (Nicias), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Fenton), Rigoletto (Duke of Mantua), The Maid of Orleans (Charles VII), Jenůfa (Števa), Nabucco (Ismaele), The Two Widows (Ladislav), Eine Nacht in Venedig (Caramello), Mam’zelle Nitouche (Fernand de Champlatreux), Francesca da Rimini (Dante),and The Miserly Knight (Moneylender).In the current season, he has also appeared as Štáhlav in Libuše at the National Theatre in Brno and as Ctirad in Šárka (opposite Ensemble opera diversa) at the Janáček Brno 2018 festival. In 2017, he portrayed Nemorino at the Theater Görlitz. Dušan Růžička has also sung at concerts and performed at the Saint Wenceslas Music Festival in Ostrava, the Monastery Music Festivities in Šumperk, the Opera under the May Sky fest, the Dvořák Karlovy Vary Autumn, the Český Krumlov Music Festival, the Gustav Mahler Festival in Jihlava, the Bratislava Music Festivities, the Emmy Destinn Festival, the Karl Ditters Festival in Dittersdorf and Smetana’s Litomyšl. He has worked with Capella Regia, the Pardubice Chamber Philharmonic and the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra.