A Short Version of the Professional Biography

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

Her opera repertoire includes among others such great roles as Mozart's Donna Elvira, Fiordiligi, Vitellia, Pamina, and the Countess Almaviva, Dvořák's Rusalka, Smetana's Mařenka in The Bartered Bride, Puccini's Mimi, Liù and Lauretta, Leoncavallo's Nedda, Offenbach's Antonia, Martinů's Sister Paskalina, 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 National Theatre of 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 Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, in Leonard Bernstein's Kaddish Symphony in Prague, Frankfurt and Tokyo under the conductor Eliahu Inbal. She also sang the role of Jenufa on the stages of France Rennes, as well as the title roles of Káťa Kabanová in Denmark and Rusalka in Budapest under the conductor Iván 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, Iván Fisher and others.

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

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

A great success has brought her also the role of Clémence in the contemporary opera Love at a Distance by Kaija 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.

Since 2022 on the occasion of the French-Czech co-production she has been performing the part of Alcina (G. F. Händel – Alcina) with the Collegium 1704 orchestra under the conductor Václav Luks at the National theatre in Brno.

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