(*10. 11. 1951 Rokycany)
He studied in Prague at the Academy of Performing Arts with Teodor Šrubař and in various courses for vocalists in Italy. From 1977, he worked in Ostrava, 1981-82 in Brno, and since 1982, at the National Theatre in Prague. He has a baritone voice with a large register and lyrical character. He primarily asserts himself in the Italian repertoire, such as Figaro in Rossini´s The Barber from Sevilla, in Verdi´s operas Troubadour (as Count Luna), Don Carlos (as Marquis Posa), La Traviata (as Germont), Otello, Rigoletto and Macbeth, Scarpia in Puccini´s Tosca and many others. He is an excellent interpreter of Czech operatic roles including Vladislav in Smetana´s Dalibor, Tausendmark in Smetana´s Brandenbourgers in Bohemia, Vok Vítkovic in Smetana´s The Devil´s Wall, Game Warden in Janáček´s The Cunning Little Vixen; he is also and excellent interpreter of modern works such as P. Maxwell Davies´s Eight Songs for a Mad King, Eben´s Jeremias and others. He has performed abroad especially in Janáček´s operas (in Paris, Madrid, Lisabon, Venezia, Bruxelles, Milan, Berlin and other places). He is a preferred concert singer.