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Simona Houda-Šaturová

Simona Šaturová

Guest of the Opera


Simona Šaturová is a regular guest of the National Theatre Opera and the State Opera. She made her debut at the State Opera in 1994 as Karolka in Janáček‘s Jenůfa, and at the Estates Theatre in 2001 as Susanna in Mozart‘s Le nozze di Figaro.

She studied at the Bratislava Conservatory and attended master classes led by Ileana Cotrubas in Vienna and Margreet Honig in Amsterdam. She is a sought-after interpreter of Mozart roles and the Italian bel canto repertoire, as well as a renowned concert singer. At the National Theatre she has performed lead roles in Mozart‘s operas La finta giardiniera (Sandrina), Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Konstanze) and Idomeneo (Ilia), and also sang Violetta in Verdi‘s La traviata. Highlights of recent seasons include her portrayals of Mozart roles in a new production of the Da Ponte trilogy at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, where she debuted as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro. A regular guest at La Monnaie, besides Violetta in La traviata and Gilda in Verdi‘s Rigoletto she has performed a number of Mozart roles: Ilia, Sandrina, Servilia (La clemenza di Tito), Ismene (Mitridate) and Celia (Lucio Silla). In the 2017/18 season, she made her debut at the Semperoper Dresden as Konstanze and dazzled in Franz Schmidt‘s oratorio Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln in Copenhagen. She has also collaborated with the Aalto-Musiktheater in Essen, Oper Frankfurt, and has been a guest at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, the Megaron in Athens, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and the Opéra de Monte-Carlo.

She won the 2001 Thalia Award for her portrayal of Giulietta in Bellini‘s I Capuleti e i Montecchi (DJKT Plzeň) and the Charlotte and Walter Hamel Foundation Award for outstanding vocal performance (2007).

Photo: Tomáš Houda