Josef MoravecSoloist of the Opera
After graduating from the Prague Conservatory, the tenor Josef Moravec studied at the Academy of Music in Prague and at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. He won thid prize in the Junior category and the Vilém Zítek Award at the Antonín Dvořák International Vocal Competition in Karlovy Vary. He has frequently appeared as a guest singer at the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Plzeň (Salome, Adriana Lecouvreur, Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Die Zauberflöte, Turandot, Polish Blood, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, The Bartered Bride), at the South Bohemia Theatre in České Budějovice (Der Vögelhändler, Otello, Don Giovanni, La bohème, Pagliacci, Rigoletto). Since the 2010/11 season, he has been a permanent guest at the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava (La traviata, Fedora, Cardillac, Orphée aux enfers, Polish blood, Eine Nacht in Venedig, Die Csárdásfürstin, Roméo et Juliette, The Bartered Bride, Armida, Nabucco, Anna Bolena, Mirandolina). He potrayed numerous roles at the State Opera Prague, including Pong (Turandot), Junkman and Herman Augustus (Bernstein: Candide), the First Priest and the Armed Man (Die Zauberflöte), Daland’s Steersman (Der fliegende Holländer), the Boy, First American, Strolling Player (Britten: Death in Venice), Rodriguez (Massenet: Don Quichotte), the Young Sailor and Shepherd (Tristan und Isolde). His roles at the Prague National Theatre include the hockey player Petr Svoboda (Smolka: Nagano), Avenant (Glass: La Belle et la Bête) and Joe (La fanciulla del West), Remendado (Carmen), Alfredo (La traviata) and Vašek (The Bartered Bride). Since the 2014/15 season, he has been a soloist of the National Theatre Opera, where his repertoire has encompassed Janáček’s Skuratov (From the House of the Dead), the Schoolmaster/Mosquito (The Cunning Little Wixen), the Yurodivy (Boris Godunov), the Fisherman (Stravinsky: The Nightingale), Alméric (Tchaikovsky: Iolanta), the Abbe/the Incredible (Andrea Chénier), and other roles. He has also appeared as a guest at the Silesian Theatre in Opava, the F. X. Šalda Theatre in Liberec and the National Theatre in Brno. He has performed abroad, too (Japan, Scandinavia, Algeria, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, France and Slovakia).