Boris Prýgl returns to Le comte Ory with the Birgit Nilsson Prize

After the summer lull, our latest opera production returns to the stage of the Mahen Theatre - Rossini's Le comte Ory, this time featuring Petr Nekoranec in the title role. The character of the conceited count is in fact the only opera role which the 26-year-old tenor has performed in the Czech Republic. Since last year he has been one of fourteen participants at the celebrated Lindemann programme under the artistic guidance of the conductor James Levine at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Partnering him on stage will be one of the most famous Czech sopranos, Kateřina Kněžíková.

Returning to the role of the Tutor is the talented bass-baritone Boris Prýgl, who was awarded the Birgit Nilsson Prize this summer at Operalia, one of the most prestigious international singing competitions. And it was Rossini's aria from the Barber of Seville, conducted by the competition's founder and living legend, Placido Domingo, that Boris Prýgl performed at the final of the competition.

You will also be able to hear other wonderful singers at the performance of Le comte Ory on Tuesday 12 September 2017: Václava Krejčí Housková in the role of Isolier, Andrea Široká as Alice, Ragonda will be played by Jana Hrochová and Raimbaud by Roman Hoza.

Audiences will have another opportunity to see Le comte Ory at the Festival Opera 2017 on Friday 29 September at the Estates Theatre in Prague.