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Jaroslava Horská-Maxová


Already during her studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava she performed in the Slovak National Theatre. After her graduation in 1986 she accepted an engagement there and was immediately cast for the main roles of mainly international repertoire. In the 1994 season she guest performed at the Bregenz festival in Zandonais’ opera Francesca di Rimini. In 1988 she sang a concert of works by L.Perosi for pope Jan Pavel II. in his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo. She guest performed in opera houses and on concert stages in Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Russia and Turkey with many world-famous conductors (M.Atzmon, A.Sacchetti, A.Parott, H.Soudant, A.Jóo, F.Nagy, Z.Košler, J.Bělohlávek, O.Dohnányi, J.Wildner, A.Stöhr,and others). She cooperates with radio, television, recording companies (Romantic Robot London). She has been performing in the National Theatre since 1994. From the roles she has studied here, let’s remind of her Olga in Eugene Onegin, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Lola in Cavalleria rusticana, Radmila in Libuše, Maddalena in Rigoletto, Octaviano in Der Rosenkavalier, Miss Donnithorn in Davies’s chamber musical drama Miss Donnithorn’s Fancy, several roles in Klusák’s one-act opera The Report for the Academy and Filomena in Bohuslav Martinů’s one-act opera Alexander Twice. In season 2004-2005 she performs Mercedes in Carmen, Háta in the new production of The Bartered Bride and the main role in one-act opera The Medium by P.M.Davies.