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Veronika Hajnová

Soloist of the Opera


A soloist of the National Theatre in Prague, the Czech mezzo-soprano Veronika Hajnová made her debut at the State Opera Prague in 2004 as Amneris in Verdi's Aida and at the National Theatre in 2006 as the Witch in Dvořák's Rusalka.

She is a graduate of the Conservatory and the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. Her repertoire includes the title role in Bizet's Carmen, Charlotte (Massenet: Werther), Dalila (Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila), Verdi's Azucena (Il trovatore) and Amneris (Aida), Venus (Wagner: Tannhäuser), Herodias (Strauss: Salome), Dvořák's Witch (Rusalka) and Kate (The Devil and Kate), Kostelnička (Janáček: Jenůfa), Dorabella (Mozart: Così fan tutte), Suzuki (Puccini: Madama Butterfly), Olga (Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin) and Dido (Purcell: Dido and Aeneas). In addition to opera, she has performed in oratorios, for instance, the mezzo-soprano part in Verdi's Requiem, at the Opéra Municipal in Marseille; and songs, including Mahler's Kindertotenlieder, at the Festival of Forbidden Music in Terezín in 2013, and the part of Zefka in Janáček's cycle The Diary of One Who Disappeared, at the Opéra Bastille in Paris in 2007 and at the International Music Festival in Milan in 2008.

In 2002, she was a semi-finalist at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition in Vienna, and won the CNIPAL prize. She has been shortlisted twice for the Thalia Award – in 2003 for the role of Saint-Saëns's Dalila and in 2010 for the lead in Tchaikovsky's The Maid of Orleans.