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.

Program

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)
Deh vieni allla finestra (Don Giovanni)
Don Giovanni, Act I
Boris Prýgl
 
Mi tradí quell´alma ingrata
Don Giovanni, Act I
Tereza Hořejšová

Tiger! Wetze nur die Klauen (Zaide)
Zaide, Act II
Laďa Bočková
 
Finch' han del vino (Don Giovanni)
Don Giovanni, Act I
Boris Prýgl
 
GAETANO DONIZETTI (1797–1848)
Quel guardo, il cavaliere … So anch'io la virtù magica (Norina)
Don Pasquale, Act I
Laďa Bočková
 
Quanto amore! Ed io spietata! (Adina & Dulcamara)
Nápoj lásky, Act II
Tereza Hořejšová & Boris Prýgl

LUIGI ARDITI (1822–1903)
Il bacio
Laďa Bočková

Christmas Solo for Piano
Ahmad Hedar
 
CÉSAR FRANCK (1822–1890)
Panis Angelicus
Laďa Bočková & Boris Prýgl
 
ADOLPHE ADAM (1803–1856)
Cantique de Noël
Tereza Hořejšová & Ahmad Hedar

FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797–1828)
Ave Maria
Laďa Bočková & Boris Prýgl
 
IRVING BERLIN (1888–1989)
White Christmas
Laďa Bočková, Tereza Hořejšová, Boris Prýgl & Ahmad Hedar