Czech contralto Jana Sýkorová reprises the role of Carmen at the Prague National Theatre. As a leading soloist with the Prague State Opera since 1999, her performances have included the title roles of Bizet’s Carmen, Vivaldi’s Orlando furioso, Thomas’ Mignon, Dvořák’s Kate and the Devil, Petitgirard’s Elephant Man and Viklický’s Faidra and The Ploughman and the Death – last three as world premieres.
Her signature parts also include Verdi’s Azucena, Ulrica, Maddalena, Fenena, Massenet’s Charlotte or Dvořák’s Ježibaba /The Witch in Rusalka/. She has reprised the role of Carmen in eight productions and she was dubbed as “one of the most interesting Carmen” by a French critic at Forum Opera. Jana Sýkorová’s world premiere in Prague and the French one in Nice of Petitgirard’s opera Joseph Merrick dit Elephant Man won international acclaim in 2002 as did the DVD subsequently released on the Marco Polo label and called the "DVD of the Month February 2005" by the Gramophone Magazine.
In 2007, Jana Sýkorová made her debut as Maddalena with the London Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where she returned to perform the role of Mercédès and to cover the title role in Carmen. Another guest performances have taken her to Berlin /as Death/, twice to Nice /as Elephant Man and Maddalena/ and to the Wels Festival /as Grimgerde, Wagner's Die Walküre/, to Dijon /as Maddalena/. Jana Sýkorová performed Azucena in Helsinki in 2018.
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Jana Sýkorová has cooperated with eminent conductors such as B. Gregor, J. Bělohlávek, G. Albrecht, S. Baudo, Ch. Dutoit, F.Haider, L. Hager, J. Latham-Koenig, M. Guidarini, R. Palumbo, D. Oren, R. Rizzi-Brignoli, B. Klee, I. Metzmacher, P. Fournillier, T. Netopil, J. Hrůša, T. Hanus or R. Jindra, with stage directors such as D. Mesguich, D. McVicar, F. Zambello. As a soloist with symphonic orchestras, Jana Sýkorová has performed in ten countries of Europe and in Japan; particular mention should be made in regard to her performances in Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody with B. Klee and I. Metzmacher, in European concerts with G. Albrecht including Dvořák’s St. Ludmila on DVD, in Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass with NHK under the baton of Ch. Dutoit and in Mahler’s works.
Jana Sýkorová has been featured in several CD recordings such as Dvořák's opera The Stubborn Lovers with J. Bělohlávek, Dvořák’s Requiem with P. Fiala awarded a Japanese Price Tokusen, Janáček's Glagolitic Mass with T. Netopil acclaimed in 2014.
See Jana Sýkorová's list of recordings.
"Les grandes Carmen ne manquent pas a travers le monde:
ne citons, parmi les plus intéressantes, qu'Annette Küttenbaum (avec Kupfer au
Komische Oper de Berlin) et Jana Sýkorová (avec Bednarik au Národní Divadlo de
Ms Jana Sýkorová’s opera schedule throughout the 2018 - 2019 season has included:
See Jana Sýkorová's calendar.
Jana Sýkorová was awarded many prizes:
|Jana Sýkorová studied singing at the Prague Conservatory of Music with Brigita Šulcová. She participated at master classes with Eva Randová (Stuttgart) and Mikhail Tomashov (Sofia). She worked on Baroque music with Jiří Kotouč.|
Sýkorová is represented by the agency
Richard Kolář, RKM Ltd. Prague
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