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BIOGRAPHY

Kristýna is a Czech soprano talent shaped by the Brno Conservatory and the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava under the tutelage of Hana Štolfová-Bandová. During her studies, she performed in various roles such as Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) or Mi (Das Land des Lächelns).

         After graduation, she continued to sharpen her vocal skills by participating in several events such as the International Singing Master Classes in Karlovy Vary, the Summer School of Baroque Music in Holešov, Master Courses of Adam Plachetka, Kateřina Kněžíková and Markéta Cukrová in Liteň, as well as the Sandra Trattnigg soprano masterclass.

Her early career is marked by numerous prestigious achievements. She is a laureate of the IUVENTUS CANTI Singing Competition in Vráble, the International Singing Competition in Olomouc as well as Antonin Dvorak’s International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary (song division).

         Kristýna is a regular performer on the Czech and Slovak opera stages.  She made a debut in the Slovakian National Theater as Lisetta in the opera of Giovanni Paisiello King Theodore in Venice in the Moravian Theater Olomouc she was performing Frasquita in the opera Carmen and on the same stage a triple role of Pepi, Valencie and Mi in a operetta Soirée. At a later date Kristýna was appointed into the lead female character role Evička in the opera of Vojtěch Hřímalý The enchanted Prince in the South Bohemian Theater. She was listed in the broader nomination for the 2016 Czech Thalia Award for her performance. On the same stage she was also cast as Berenice in Gioacchino Rossini’s opera L‘occasione fa il ladro and others roles. In the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre Kristýna performed Ludiše in Braniboři v Čechách and in the Theatre of F. X. Šalda Liberec Anna Reich (The Merry Wives of Windsor), Karolka (Jenůfa) and Lidunka (The Two Widows). In 2018 Kristýna debuted as Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro) in the Estates Theatre in Prague.

         Recently Kristýna accomplished soprano solo recordings of Crowning Cantata of L. Koželuh together with the Prague Symphony Orchestra for the studio NAXOS.

Kristýna is a versatile performer with her interests ranging from baroque to contemporary music. She intensively cooperates with specialized baroque ensembles and contemporary music ensembles.

She has rehearsed M. Štědroň’s Chameleon in cooperation with Opera Diversa - a typical producer of contemporary music.  She was also cast into various roles by the Damian Ensemble. Kristýna has performed in the neo-baroque operas Torso and Yta innocens from T. Hanzlík and V. Zouhar, as well as mastered the role of L´Eta dell´Oro in the opera La Senna festeggiante from A. Vivaldi and the lead role of Trigoniana in a modern premiere of the Operosa Terni Colossi Moles opera by A. Míča.

Additionally, Kristýna has performed several times at prestigious music and opera festivals such as IOF Smetanova Litomyšl, Litoměřice Music Festival and Baroque Olomouc.

         Apart from the abundant theater work, there are also numerous concert activities in Kristýna’s professional life. She has cooperated closely with The Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK, The Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra, Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, Polyphonic Choir INSPIRATUM (Moscow), Prague Singers, Musica Figuralis and The Baroque Orchestra of the Prague Conservatory. Kristýna has therefore collaborated on several crucial works of spiritual vocal-instrumental music forms.

Soprano

Kristýna Vylíčilová

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