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Ivana Mixová

(*2.12.1930 Vienna †5. 9. 2002 Prague)

Czech mezzo-soprano

She studied privately in Brno with Marie Fialová and at the Conservatory with Bohumil Soběský, in Olomouc with Konstantin Karenin, and later in Prague with Renata Židová. From 1950, she was engaged in Olomouc, in 1953 in Ostrava, from 1956 to 1988 in the National Theatre in Prague. She studied approximately 50 roles of a diverse repertoire. She was able to utilize her attractive appearance in the roles as Orfeus in Gluck´s Orfeus and Eurydice, Dorabella in Mozart´s Cos? fan tutte, Cherubin in Mozart´s The Figaro´s Marriage, Eboli inVerdi´s Don Carlos, Witch in Dvořák´s Rusalka, Kate in Dvořák´s The Devil and Kate, Duchess in Tchaikovsky´s The Queen of Spides, Oktavian in Strauss´s The Rose Cavalier, Herodias in Salome, Klytaimnestra in Electra). She performed Volumnia in the premiere of opera Coriolan by Ján Cikker (1974). The role that was the highlight of her career was Bizet´s Carmen (for first time in 1966 at the National Theatre, directed by Václav Kašlík). She also performed at the State Opera in Berlin (1964–73), in Hannover (1965–70), at the festival in Wexford (1965), in Moskow, Frankfurt am M. and other places.