Born in Česká Třebová, Linda Keprtová is currently one of the most sought-after young Czech opera directors. She is a graduate of the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno (chorus conducting and opera direction). While still a student, she received the Leoš Janáček Foundation Prize for staging a production of Jenufa within the Janáček Brno 2008 festival. Her most remarkable works to date are deemed to be the productions of Jules Massenet’s Don Quichotte,which earned the Critics Prize at the Opera 2013 festival, Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues des carmélites, Guiseppe Verdi’s La traviata, Leoš Janáček’s Jenufa, Vladimír Franz’s The Valley of Dry Bones, Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos and Josef Bohuslav Foerster’s Eva. In 2013 she received the most prestigious Slovak theatre award, DOSKY, for her direction of the opera Dialogues des carmélites at the State Theatre in Košice.