Josef MoravecSoloist of the Opera
The tenor Josef Moravec debuted at the National Theatre in Prague on 28 August 2003, performing the role of Avenant in Glass’s La Belle et la Bête. Over the next decade, he appeared in National Theatre productions (as the hockey player Petr Svoboda in Martin Smolka’s Nagano; as Joe in La fanciulla del West), as well as in State Opera Prague shows (as Pong in Turandot; as the Junkman and Hermann Augustus in Bernstein’s Candide; as Daland’s Steersman in Der fliegende Holländer; as the Boy, First American and Strolling Player in Britten’s Death in Venice; as Rodriguez in Massenet’s Don Quichotte; as the Young Sailor and Shepherd in Tristan und Isolde; and as Alfredo in La traviata). Since the 2014/15 season, he has been a soloist of the National Theatre Opera company, where his repertoire has encompassed Janáček’s Skuratov (From the House of the Dead), Schoolmaster / Mosquito (The Cunning Little Vixen) and Kudrjáš (Katya Kabanova), Yurodiviy (Boris Godunov), Fisherman (The Nightingale), Alméric (Iolanta), Don Ottavio and Basilio, Jaquino (Fidelio), Guglielmo (Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali), and other roles. Since the 2010/11 season, he has been a permanent guest of the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava. Moreover, he has frequently appeared at the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Plzeň, the South Bohemia Theatre in České Budějovice, the Silesian Theatre in Opava, the F. X. Šalda Theatre in Liberec and the National Theatre in Brno. He has also performed abroad (Japan, Scandinavia, Algeria, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, France and Slovakia). After graduating from the Prague Conservatoire, Josef Moravec studied at the Academy of Music in Prague and at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. He won third prize in the Junior category and the Vilém Zítek Award at the Antonín Dvořák International Vocal Competition in Karlovy Vary.