Tomáš KořínekGuest of the Opera
Tomáš Kořínek debuted at the State Opera Prague on 1 September 2007, performing as Pang (Turandot), and at the National Theatre in Prague on 18 December 2008, as Janek (The Makropulos Case). He has since regularly appeared at the Prague opera houses. Tomáš Kořínek is a graduate of the Janáček Academy of Music. While still as student, he was a permanent guest at the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Plzeň, where he has been engaged since 1 November 2004. He has garnered numerous accolades at competitions in the Czech Republic and beyond, and received nominations for the prestigious Czech Thalia Prize: in 2004 for his portrayal of Pedrillo (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) and in 2009 for his performance of the part of Števa (Jenůfa) at the J. K. Tyl Theatre, in 2011 for his rendition of Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola) at the National Theatre Brno, and in 2018 for the title role in Miroslav Kubička’s opera Jakub Jan Ryba at the J. K. Tyl Theatre. Besides Prague, he has guested at the National Theatre Brno, the F. X. Šalda Theatre in Liberec and the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava. Moreover, he has sung at a number of concerts with the Plzeň and Brno Philharmonics, the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic and other orchestras. A sought-after performer of Baroque music, he has been invited to work with ensembles specialising in this musical style (Musica Florea, Collegium Marianum). From 1993 to 2003, he was a member of the dulcimer band Lipka, focused on Moravian folk music.