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Petr Nekoranec

Petr Nekoranec

Soloist of the Opera


Tenor Petr Nekoranec is one of the most distinct singers of the upcoming generation in the Czech Republic. Since the 2021/2022 season, he is a soloist of the National Theatre Opera in Prague. In 2018-2021, he was a soloist of the Oper Stuttgart. During his first season 2018/2019, he created there three main roles, Rossini‘s Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Ramiro (La cenerentola) a Donizetti‘s Ernesto (Don Pasquale). In 2016–2018, Petr attended the Lindemann Program for Young Artist at the Metropolitan Opera. He is the first Czech who has been accepted into this prestigious two-year program. In 2014–2016, Petr was a member of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, and its Opera Studio, where he portrayed several roles, including the title role of Rossini’s Le comte Ory, and Britten’s Albert Herring. The latter role earned him the 2016 Bavarian Art Award. In January 2018, he was granted another prestigious distinction, the Classic Prague Award in the category Talent of the Year 2017.
Petr is also a laureate of many European singing competitions. On January 2017, he won one of the most prestigious singing competitions, the International Competition of Francesco Viñas which takes place in Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona. He took the first place and also received Plácido Domingo’s special prize. In August 2015, Petr made it to the semi-finals of Queen Sonja International Singing Competition. In July 2014 in Vienna, he won the International Singing Competition named after the famous Bulgarian-Austrian soprano Ljuba Welitsch, while in September 2014, he took second place at Concours International de Chant in Toulouse, France. At home, at the International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary, he took 2nd place in 2013, and he also received several other awards, including the Prague Spring Music Festival Prize.
Petr Nekoranec studied at the Pardubice Conservatoire in the class of Jarmila Chaloupková. He also collaborates with the Italian tenor and tutor Antonio Carangelo and with the American operatic soprano Diana Soviero.