A Short Version of the Professional Biography

As it was was written by the Opera News magazine, Pavla Vykopalová is one of the most remarkable Czech singers of the present time. Her wide and large repertoire contains vocal music of all genres and styles from the Baroque opera up to the contemporary compositions of the 21st century.

Her opera repertoire includes among others also such great roles as Mozart´s Donna Elvira, Fiordiligi, Vitellia, Pamina, and the Countess, Dvořák´s Water Nymph, Smetana´s Mařenka in the Bartered Bride, Puccini´s Mimi, Liů and Lauretta, Leoncavallo´s Nedda, Offenbach´s Antonia, Martinu´s Pascaline, Katerina and Julietta, Janáček´s Jenufa, Káťa and Míla, Verdi´s Desdemona, Bizet´s Micaela and Johann Strauss´s Rosalinda etc.

Having a permanent engagement with The Janáček Opera in Brno, Pavla is a regular guest of the National Theatre of Prague and the Prague State Opera as well.

She performed in Janáček´s Jenufa at the Theatre du Chatelet of Paris, in Leonard Bernstein´s Kaddish Symphony in Prague, Frankfurt and Tokio under the conductor Eliahu Inbal. She has also sung the role of Jenufa on the stages of France Rennes, as well as the title roles of Káťa Kabanová in Denmark and Water Nymph in Budapest under the conductor Ivan Fisher.

Accompanied by renowned Czech and foreign orchestras, Pavla has sung in many oratorios and sacred works under such outstanding conductors as Jiří Kout, Jiří Bělohlávek, Leopold Hager, Eliahu Inbal, Ivan Fisher and others.

In collaboration with famous music companies, such a Multisonic, Orfeo, Rosa and Supraphon, she also recorded several compact discs.

In the years 2006 and 2012 Pavla was nominated for „Thalia“ award for her title role of Mařenka in Smetana´s The Bartered Bride as well as for her title role Mila in Janáček´s Fate, being finally awarded that special prize in the year 2016 for her title role of Káťa Kabanová, directed by the Canadian director Robert Carsen.

A great success has brought her also the role of Clémence in contemporary opera Love on Distance by Kaia Saariaho staged by the National Theatre of Brno. In December 2018 she studied the title role in Janáček´s opera Káťa Kabanová at the Metropolitan Teatro di San Carlo. It was produced under Juraj Valčuha and staged by Willy Decker.

In 2022 on the occasion of the French-Czech co-production she performs the part of Alcina (G.F.Handel - Alcina) with the Collegium 1704 orchestra under the conductor Václav Luks in the National theatre in Brno.