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Jiří Sulženko

(*13. 7. 1958 Pardubice)

Czech bass singer

He studied contrabass at the Conservatory in Prague, then later singing. From 1981, he was a member of the orchestra of the National Theatre in Prague. From 1985, he was engaged as a bass vocalist in Olomouc, than in Brno from 1989 to 1994. Since 1994, he has been singing in the National Theatre in Prague, and he is also a permanent guest vocalist at the State Opera in Prague. He sings a large repertoire and he is very flexibile artist. His repertoire includes: Leporello in Mozart´s Leporello in Don Giovanni, Figaro in Figaro´s Marriage and Papageno in The Magic Flute; Don Pasquale in Rossini´s The Barber from Sevilla, Zachariáš in Verdi´s Nabucco, Gremin in Tschaikowski´s Eugen Onegin, Pimen in Musorgski´s Boris Godunov, Daland in Wagner´s The Flying Dutchman, Kecal in Smetana´s The Bartered Bride, Rarach in The Devil Wall, Chrudoš in Libusse; Water Sprite in Dvořák´s Rusalka, Game Warden in Janáče´s The Cunning Litlle Vixen and others.