Valentin ProlatGuest of the Opera
He studied voice at St. Petersburg’s Conservatory. He won a Czech prestigious Thalia Award 2000 for his artistic performances. Since 1992 he has been a permanent guest of the National Theatre Opera. He has enacted here, for example, Ferrando in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Alfredo in Verdi’s La traviata, Lensky in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Don José in Bizet’s Carmen, Hoffmann in Offenbach’s Les contes d'Hoffmann and Shuysky in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, when it comes to the Czech repertoire, he has sung the Prince in Dvořák’s Rusalka, the Smetana roles of Jeník in The Bartered Bride, Dalibor, Jarek in The Devil’s Wall, Lukáš in The Kiss, Števa in Janáček’s Jenůfa, Manolios in Bohuslav Martinů’s The Greek Passion and Rutan in Fibich’s The Fall of Arkun. He has also regularly appeared on stages of world’s opera houses and concert halls, performing in, for example, La boheme at Copenhagen’s Royal Danish Theatre, in Wiesbaden and Tel Aviv (directed by Franco Zeffirelli), Verdi’s Nabucco at the Chorégies d’Orange festival in France, La traviata in Toronto during the opening of a new opera house, Verdi’s Rigoletto in Berlin, Gounod’s Faust in St. Gallen, Switzerland, in Paris and at Wiener Staatsoper, in Rusalka in Amsterdam and Utrecht, The Bartered Bride in Geneva, Dvořák’s Requiem in Bern, etc. With the ensemble of the National Theatre Opera he toured Japan, performing in Rusalka and Janáček’s Glagolithic Mass. Valentin Prolat has collaborated with the conductors Marek Edler, Fabio Luisi, Carlo Rizzi, John Fiore, Jiří Kout and Jiří Bělohlávek.
Update: September 2015