BIOGRAPHY

MARTA REICHELOVÁ

 

Marta Reichelova comes from Jesenik region in the Czech Republic. She was attending her violin lessons at the Elementary Music School Jeseník since her age of five. Becoming a member of the String Orchestra Jeseník later, she has gained her first musical experience from both Czech and abroad stages. Although singing was also one of her main interests, Marta decided for the professional career as late as in her teenage age.

 

She has graduated Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava – vocal studies (Mária Adamíková) and received her Master Degree from Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno – vocal studies (prof. Jarmila Hladíková), currently also attending the postgardual studies at the same place – interpretation and theory of interpretation. Besides that, Marta has participated in international music master classes with prof. Eva Blahová and Dagmar Livorová and also in the Summer Academies in Germany and Austria. She is a prizewinner in Antonin Dvorak’s International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary (the 2nd prize, Slovak National Theatre Prize, Carangelo Belcanto Academy Prize, Beno Blachut Prize, the Symphonic Orchestra Karlovy Vary Prize), Jakub Pustina’s International Singing Competition (the 2nd prize), Wiener Musikseminar: Prof. Dichler-Wettbewerb (the 3rd prize), the Vocal Competition Olomouc (the 2nd prize, prize for the best interpretation of a song by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) and semifinalist of the International singing competition Hans Gabor Belvedere.

As early as during her conservatory studies, Marta Reichelova appeared as a guest singer in  National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava (Kalmán: The Countess Marica), in Silesian Theatre Opava (Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel), in J. K. Tyl Theatre in Pilsner (Martinů: The Soldier and the Dancer).

 

Since 2013 Marta has been seen in new productions of the National Theatre Brno. As a guest singer, she made her debut as Dafne, the leading role of the eponymous opera by contemporary composers Tomáš Hanzlík and Vít Zouhar, and the First Nymph in Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák. With this production she also performed in guest performances in Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman (2014), becoming a part of the very first performance of Rusalka in Oman ever. In autumn 2014 soprano was engaged as a regular solo singer of the National Theatre Brno opera ensemble. Her repertory includes the Cunning Little Vixen (Janáček: The Cunning Little Vixen), Maid (Adés: Powder Her Face), Zerlina (Mozart: Don Giovanni), Penelopka (Ivanovič: Enchantia), Barče (Smetana: The Kiss), Esmeralda (Smetana: The Bartered Bride), Wanda (Nedbal: Polish Blood).

 

In Autumn 2015 she made her debut in the Prague National Theatre as Cook (Stravinsky: The Nightingale) and Brigitta (Tchaikovsky: Yolanta).

 

For the season 2015/2016 she was offered with a role of Ophélie in a great French opera Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas, in the National Moravian–Silesian Theatre in Ostrava.

 

Marta Reichelova attracted attention of reviewers both the Czech and abroad with her interpretation of Cunning Little Vixen, to be performed at the International Theatre and Music Festival Janáček Brno 2014 in a JAMU project in the Orlí Street Theatre and then also on the stage of the National Theatre Brno two years later.

Other high-profile appearances have included Jano in a concert performance of Janáček’s Jenůfa with the Czech Philharmonic conducted by Jiří Bělohlávek in Rudolfinum (Prague) and SouthBank Center (London), broadcast live on BBC in spring 2016.

On opera and concert stages Marta has worked with such conductors as Jiří Bělohlávek, Latham König, Rastislav Štúr, Jaroslav Kyzlink, Jakub Klecker, Tomáš Brauner, David Švec,  Marko Ivanovič, music ensembles such as the Czech Philharmonic, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, Moravian Piano Trio, and with directors such as Petr Forman, Radovan Lipus, Linda Keprtová, Tomáš Pilař, Tomáš Studený, Dominik Beneš, David Kříž.

 

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