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Eva URBANOVÁ

(*20. 4. 1961 Slaný)

Czech soprano

She began singing after acquirement of her civil profession. From 1987 to 1990, she was engaged in Pilsen. She debuted as the Foreign Duchess in Dvořák´s Rusalka. Since 1990, she has performed at the National Theatre in Prague, but she primarily works in foreign countries. She has a universal flexible dramatic soprano voice. She guested in the Opera La Scala in Milan (in 1997 as Gioconda in Ponchielli´s Gioconda), in Metropolitan Opera in New York (for first time in 1998) as Ortruda in Wagner´s Lohengrin, Tosca in Puccini´s Tosca, Santuzza in Mascagni´s Cavalleria rusticana and others. She has performed at the festival in Edinburgh in 1998 as Libusse (Smetana). She has also performed abroad as Donna Anna in Mozart´s Don Giovanni (a festival in Savonlinna, 1991), Tosca in Puccini´s Tosca and Norma in Bellini´s Norma (the Connecticut Grand Opera in 1994 and 1995), Sister Angelica in Puccini´s Sister Angelica (Zürich, 1996), Leonora in Verdi´s Il trovatore (Toronto, 1999), Milada in Smetana´s Dalibor (Cagliari, 1999), Kostelnička in Janáček´s Jenůfa (Washington, 2000), Gioconda in Ponchielli´s La Gioconda (Deutsche Oper Berlin, 2000), Turandot in Puccini´s Turandot (Amsterdam, 2002), the Foreing Duchess in Dvořák´s Rusalka (Paris, 2003).