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Kateřina Kněžíková – soprano

Kateřina Kněžíková

Soloist of the National Theatre Opera.

Born in 1982. In 2007 Kateřina Kněžíková graduated from the Prague Conservatory in the class of Jiřina Přívratská with whom she continues studying singing at Prague’s Academy of Performing Arts. She won several voice competitions, for example, the Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary and the Prize of the National Theatre in Prague and Ostrava.

She launched her professional singing career at the Theatre in Liberec, where she enacted the roles of Melia (Mozart: Apollo et Hyacinthus) and Margarita (Gounod: Faust). She has also performed as a guest at the Moravian-Silesian National Theatre in Ostrava in the role of Nannetta (Verdi: Falstaff) and at the National Theatre in Brno as Esmeralda (Smetana: The Bartered Bride), Pamina (Mozart: Die Zauberflöte) and Terinka (Dvořák: The Jacobin). Since the 2007/2008 season she has been permanently engaged by the National Theatre, singing Mozart’s Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Serpetta (La finta giardiniera), Servillia (La clemenza di Tito) and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Händel’s Almirena (Rinaldo), Verdi’s Nannetta (Falstaff), Smetana’s Barče (The Kiss) and Esmeralda (The Bartered Bride) and others.

At the Smetana’s Litomyšl 2007 international opera festival she appeared in the stage version of Martinů’s Bouquet of Flowers in cooperation with Zlín’s Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra. Within her concert and theatre performances, Kateřina Kněžíková has collaborated with such renowned conductors as Serge Baudo, Oliver Dohnányi, Manfred Honeck, Petr Vronský, Asher Fisch, Ralf Reuter, Heribert Beissel, Tomáš Netopil and Jakub Hrůša.

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