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Eliška Weissová

Eliška Weissová

Guest of the Opera

Biography

Soprano Eliška Weissová graduated from Brno Conservatory and Prague Academy of Music in the class of René Tuček. She also attended master-classes given by Naděžda Kniplová and Peter Dvorský. She was awarded in several singing competition including the first prize in the Antonín Dvořák International Voice Competition in Karlovy Vary (2004) or third prize in the Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský Singing Competition, Slovakia (2006), she was the semi-finalist in the Competizione dell’opera, Dresden and the finalist in Boris Christoff Competition inSofia.
Since 2006, she has been permanent guest of the National Theatre Prague, National Theatre Brno, Theatre Plzeň,Theatre Ústí nad Labem, Opava, State Theatre Košice and National Theatre Bratislava, where she started out as a mezzo singing role like Maddalena (Rigoletto), Ulrica (Un ballo in maschera), Azucena (Il trovatore), Amneris (Aida), Fenena (Nabucco), La Zia Principessa (Suor Angelica), Witch (Rusalka), Grandmother Buryjovka and Kostelnička (Jenůfa), La Cieca (La Gioconda), Santuzza ( Cavalleria rusticana), Lyubasha (The Tsar’s Bride) ,the Fortune-teller (The fiery Angel , La Comtesse di Coigny (Andrea Chénier).
Abroad, Eliška Weissová has performed at the opera festival in Wexford, Ireland, as Martinka (Smetana: The Kiss), in Opéra de Rennes, Opéra-Théâtre de Limoges and Grand-Théâtre de Reims as Kostelnička (Jenůfa), in Opéra de Rennes also as Rossweisse (Die Walküre) and Ulrica, at the Slovene National Theatre as Foreign Princess and Witch (Rusalka),at the Theatre Erfurt as Azucena and Amneris and with Bayreuth festival as Rossweisse (Walküre) in Abu Dhabi.
In 2018 she successfully transitioned into a dramatic soprano debuting as Giorgetta(Il Tabarro) at the National Theater in Bratislava. A number of other roles followed, such as Libuše at the North Bohemian Theater in Ústí nad Labem, Fata Morgana (L’amour des trois oranges) and Ortruda (Lohengrin) at the National Theater Prague where in February 2020 she debuted as Turandot (Turandot) and in September 2020 as Abigaile (Nabucco). In October 2020 she debuted as Isolda (Tristan und Isolde) at the North Bohemian Theater Ústí nad Labem.