FEBRUARY 23, 7PM in the Ballroom
Celebrate the closing night of our month long celebration of Dvořák’s Rusalka in style. Petr Nekoranec and Kristýna Kůstková perform Dvořák’s Art Songs, with Giuseppe Mentuccia on piano.
Petr Nekoranec is a tenor in the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. His 2014-2016 career highlights include: Opera Studio, title roles in Albert Herring, and Le Comte Orly, and Servitore in Martinu's Mirandolina; on the National Theatre's stage: Parpignol in Labohème, Albazar in Il turco in Italia, the Animal Trainer in Der Rosenkavalier, and an Officer inAriadne auf Naxos.
In 2012 he sang Vašek (Die verkaufte Braut) at the National Theatre of Prague under the direction of Jan Chalupecký. In 2013 he performed as Lindoro (L'Italiana in Algeri) at the Teatro Nuovo in Torino. With the Coro Filarmonico Veneto and the Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta he appeared on the concert stage in Mozart's requiem and the coronation mass.
Soprano singer Kristýna Kůstkova is a fourth-year student of classical singing at the Pardubice Conservatory of Music in the class of Jarmila Chaloupkova, and also cooperates with Italian pedagogue Antonio Carangelo.
Since an early age she was a member and soloist of the Children’s Opera Prague, with whom she participated in numerous tours. She has recorded several CDs and music educational pragrammes for the state-owned Czech Television and has performed in projects on stage at the Czech National Theatre in The Bartered Bride (Esmeralda), The Little Sweep (Tina), Mozart's Leporelo (Susanna, Zerlina), etc.
She cooperates in concerts with famous czech orchestras, the ensemble BAROCCO SEMPRE GIOVANE and personalities such as Vaclav Hudeček and Štefan Margita. In 2016 she made her debut as Pamina in The Magic Flute at the Moravian Theatre.
She has won numerous competitions: 1st prizes in the International Singing Competition Prague Singer, Duškova Competition, Singing Competition in Olomouc (the title of Laureate and the Prize of artistic head of the Moravian Theatre), Antonin Dvořak International Competition and 1st prize and Prize for the absolut winner in the Contest of Conservatories (2016).
Please arrive at least five minutes prior to showtime. Empty seats will be released to standby patrons at that time.
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