Biography

Soprano Zdislava Bočková has participated in various interpreting competitions and international festivals for a number of years, but has visibly entered the European opera scene in 2017.

This year marks a break in her singing career, where she has been biennially engaged in Italy. After taking 2nd place and receiving the Cesare Valletti Prize at the 71st year of the “Comunità Europea” per Giovani Cantanti Lirici in Spoleto, Italy, she attended various masterclasses and debuted in the 2017/2018 opera season in the roles of Frasquita (Carmen) and Dorina (L’impresario delle Canarie). At the age of twenty-six, she has also fulfilled one of her musical dreams, taking on the role of Olga in Lehár’s operetta The Merry Widow at Gran Teatro La Fenice, the famous Opera House in Venice (premiere February 2, 2018).

She debuted in Puss in boots by Teml as a Princess in National Theatre Brno in the season 2018/2019. She performed as a Vixen (The Cunning Little Vixen) with Janáček orchestra at Festival Jeunesses musicales in Ostrava. Then she made her debut as Clorinda (La Cenerentola) at Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto where she also starred as Verdi’s Violetta (La Traviata) in Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti.

Biography

Zdislava Bočková was born on 18 September 1991 in Brno. She started singing under professional guidance of Sylvia Kodetová at the J. G. Mendel Primary Art School in Brno. She then studied singing at the Brno Conservatory at Jarmila Janíčková’s class and during the last year of the Conservatory she won the Bohuslav Martinů Song Contest in Prague and together with 1st place she also won the Beno Blachut Prize and the Czech Radio Prague Prize.

She studied at the Janacek Academy of Music in Brno in 2011-2016 under the direction of Natalia Romanova-Achaldze. While studying at the academy her first theatrical performance in the Chamber Opera of the Orli Theatre were roles of Esmeralda in Smetana’s The Bartered Bride, Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni or The Vixen in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen. She has participated in a number of competitions, festivals and master classes during the studies (Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Italy, China) and began to collect prizes.

In 2014 she won 1st place at the Olomouc Song Contest, a laureate title and a concert with the Olomouc Theater Orchestra. A year later, she became the absolute winner and won 1st place in the Prague Singer competition, along with the Voice Center Award and Jiřina Marková-Krystlíková Prize. In 2015 she finished second in the Dušek’s musical youth international singing competition. The year 2016 brought the Honorable Mention, the Gustav Mahler Festival Prize and the Brno National Theater Prize at the 51st International Competition of Antonín Dvořák, Karlovy Vary. International success came with 1st place in the 34th Concorso Internazionale di canto lirico “Premio Boni” in the Italian city of Brescia.

The exciting year of 2017 culminated in two extraordinary November weeks in Vienna at Otto Edelmann singing competition. She was among the seven best of 130 competitors and in the finals she won a special Seefestspiele Mörbisch award. Then she won The Competition of Bohuslav Martinů Foundation in Prague, and in the evening she appeared at the HAMU Hall at a Winners concert recorded by the Czech Radio. In the spring 2018 she won The Czech Philharmonic Competition in Rudolfinum, Prague.

Competition awards

2019 11. Internationaler Hilde Zadek Gesangswettbewerb (Vienna/A): Sonderpreis der mdw und MUK

2018 37. International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition (Jurmala/Latvia): semifinal

2018 2nd The Czech Philharmonic Competition (Prague/CZ): 1st prize

2017 5th International Otto Edelmann Singing Competition (Vienna/A): Prize of Seefestspiele Mörbisch

2017 22. The Competition of Bohuslav Martinů Foundation (Prague/CZ): 1st prize, Harmonia Award

2017 71st Concorso “Comunità Europea“ per Giovani Cantanti Lirici (Spoleto/IT): 2nd prize, “Cesare Valletti” Special Prize, Courses and           Debut in opera season 2017/2018

2017 34th Concorso Internazionale di canto lirico “Premio Boni” (Brescia/IT): 1st prize

2016 50th International Antonín Dvořák Singing Competition (Karlovy Vary/CZ): Honorary Mention, Award of Gustav Mahler Festival,             Award of National Theatre in Brno

Contact

ALIOPERA Management | excluding Czech Republic

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NACHTIGALL ARTISTS MANAGEMENT | CZECH REPUBLIC

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