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.
In 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.
The Prague festival performance of Le comte Ory at the Estates Theatre also features other wonderful soloists from the Brno Opera: Václava Krejčí Housková, Andrea Široká, Jana Hrochová and Roman Hoza.
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