Ondrej MrázGuest of the Opera
Ondrej Mráz studied voice at the University of Performing Arts in Bratislava in the class of Sergej Kopčák. After graduating in 2006, he became a soloist of the State Theatre in Košice. He has received several awards for his performances, including a Literary Fund Prize for his portrayal of Mephistopheles (Gounod: Faust). In 2008 he was invited by the Croatian National Opera to appear in this role in its new production. He performed as a guest at concerts given by Peter Dvorský, Elena Obraztsova and Sergej Kopčák. He has won several international competitions, sung at numerous opera festivals and performed on various international opera stages His repertoire includes the roles of Gremin (Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin), the Water Goblin (Dvořák: Rusalka), Sarastro (Mozart: Die Zauberflöte), Zaccaria (Verdi: Nabucco), Kecal (Smetana: The Bartered Bride), Dulcamara (Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore), Basilio, Bartolo (Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia), the Commendatore (Mozart: Don Giovanni) and Raimondo (Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor). In 2005, he created the role of Abbot in the In spe and National Theatre co-production of Benjamin Britten´s Curlew River, directed by Jiří Heřman. In the National Theatre, he has appeared as aLuther and Crespel in Offenbach's Les contes d'Hoffmann, Dulcamara in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore, Titurel in Wagner's Parsifal and count Vilém in Dvořák's The Jacobin.