Jitka Zerhauová

Mezzo-soprano, Jitka Zerhauová, is a long-standing member of the Janáček Opera of the National Theatre Brno. Her singing career began in childhood, as she attended the Mladost Youth Choir and The Young Madrigalists. During her studies at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts (JAMU), she was invited to make guest appearances in several operatic performances. After graduating from JAMU, she worked briefly at the South Bohemian Theatre in České Budějovice, and later accepted an offer of a soloist engagement at the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava. Soon after she was engaged by the opera company of the National Theatre Brno, and although she has been with the company full-time since 1987, she has also been a regular guest artist with the Slovak National Theatre and the National Theatre in Prague.

Thus it has not only been the Brno audience who has had the opportunity to appreciate her vocal quality in demanding mezzo-soprano roles such as Carmen (Carmen), Old Witch (Rusalka), Kate (The Devil and Kate), Azucena (Il trovatore), Amneris (Aida), The Innkeeper (Boris Godunov), Czipra (The Gypsy Baron), Kabanicha (Katya Kabanova), Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro) and many others. Beyond the operatic stage she also performs song recitals, cantatas, oratorios and works in radio and television. She also successfully manages the music agency Amneris.

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La traviata Mahen Theatre / Opera Giuseppe Verdi

La traviata

  • 16/04/2024
  • 18:00 - 19:40
The Merry Widow Janáček Theatre / Opera

The Merry Widow

Subscription: VS
  • 28/04/2024
  • 17:00 - 19:20
The Devil and Kate Janáček Theatre / Opera Antonín Dvořák

The Devil and Kate

Subscription: KP
  • 07/05/2024
  • 18:00 - 20:30
The Bartered Bride Janáček Theatre / Opera Bedřich Smetana

The Bartered Bride

  • 15/05/2024
  • 19:00 - 21:50
The Devil and Kate Janáček Theatre / Opera Antonín Dvořák

The Devil and Kate

Lecturer's introduction before the performance Subscription: VFV
  • 22/05/2024
  • 18:00 - 20:30
The Devil and Kate Janáček Theatre / Opera Antonín Dvořák

The Devil and Kate

Subscription: A, B
  • 24/06/2024
  • 11:00 - 13:30
The Bartered Bride / Opera Bedřich Smetana

The Bartered Bride

Špilberk
  • 30/08/2024
  • 19:00 - 21:50
La traviata / Opera Giuseppe Verdi

La traviata

Špilberk
  • 31/08/2024
  • 19:00 - 21:40
The Merry Widow Janáček Theatre / Opera

The Merry Widow

  • 12/09/2024
  • 19:00 - 21:20
The Cunning Little Vixen Janáček Theatre / Opera Leoš Janáček

The Cunning Little Vixen

Lecturer's introduction before the performance
  • 21/09/2024
  • 18:00 - 20:10
The Cunning Little Vixen Janáček Theatre / Opera Leoš Janáček

The Cunning Little Vixen

představení k 100. výročí
  • 24/11/2024
  • 19:00 - 21:10
The Merry Widow Janáček Theatre / Opera

The Merry Widow

  • 19/01/2025
  • 17:00 - 19:20
The Bartered Bride Janáček Theatre / Opera Bedřich Smetana

The Bartered Bride

  • 23/01/2025
  • 19:00 - 21:50
Jenůfa Janáček Theatre / Opera Leoš Janáček

Jenůfa

  • 16/05/2025
  • 19:00 - 21:30
The Bartered Bride Janáček Theatre / Opera Bedřich Smetana

The Bartered Bride

  • 21/05/2025
  • 19:00 - 21:50