Christmas Concert of Opera Talents

12/20/2019, 7:00 p.m., New Town City Hall, Prague 2

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Christmas Concert of Opera Talents

Their youth, and mainly their unstoppable accession to the opera stages is what the singers Laďa Bočková, Tereza Hořejšová & Boris Prýgl have in common.

Soprano Zdislava Bočková is a laureate of several international competitions including Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary, and a semifinalist of Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition 2018 and Plácido Domingo’s Operalia 2019. She has performed at the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale in Spoleto, Italy, in the roles of Dorina (Sarri: L'impressario delle Canarie), Frasquita (Bizet: Carmen), Clorinda (Rossini: La Cenerentola) and Violetta (Verdi: La traviata), at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice as Olga (Lehár: Die lustige Witwe), and at the National Theatre Brno as Smetana’s Esmeralda (The Bartered Bride) and Bizet’s Frasquita.

Soprano Tereza Hořejšová graduated from the Conservatory in Pardubice and the Academy of Music in Prague. She is a laureate of several singing competitions, including Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary. Her stage experiences include Cherubino (Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro), The First Lady (Mozart: Die Zauberflöte), Anna (Verdi: Nabucco), as well as the title role of Dvořák’s Rusalka with the Children’s Opera Prague.

Bass-baritone Boris Prýgl has been soloist of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich since 2019/20 season. He is a laureate of several singing competition and the absolute winner of the 2015 Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary. In July 2017, he was a finalist of two prestigious International Singing Competitions: Belvedere, and Plácido Domingo’s Operalia. In September 2019, he was granted the Vienna State Opera Director Dominique Meyer Award at the Stella Maris International Vocal Competition. Boris Prýgl received his first stage experience as a guest soloist at the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava. In 2017–2019, he was a member of the opera studio of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.

Pianist, singer and repetiteur Ahmad Hedar was born to a family of building engineers from Syria, in the city of Rychnov nad Kněžnou. Apart from his engagements at the J.K. Tyl Theatre in Plzeň, he also performs as a pianist and cooperates with many renowned singers, as well as talented singes of the uprising generation.