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Libuše Márová

(*24.12.1943 Sušice near Klatovy)

Czech mezzo-soprano

She studied at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts with Přemysl Kočí, and later privately. From 1965 to 1966, she performed in Pilsen (she debuted as Vlasta in Fibich´s Šárka). From 1966, she was engaged in the National Theatre in Prague. She studied the repertoire of many different styles and has performed roles such as Radmila in Smetana´s Libusse, Panna Róza in Smetana´s The Secret, Cherubin in Mozart´s Figaro´s Marriage, Dorabella in Mozart´s Cosi fan tutte; Wagner´s Fricka and Erda in The Ring of Niebelung, Olga in Tschaikovsky´s Eugen Onegin, Carmen in Bizet´s Carmen, Eboli in Verdi´s Don Carlos, Witch in Dvořák´s Rusalka, Donna Isabela in Fibich´s The Bride of Messina, Judith in Bartok in The Castle of the Blue-Beard and others. She has been guest performer on stages including among others in the Komische Oper in Berlin (1970–77), Oslo (1969–72), Amsterdam (1975–79), Madrid (1997), and Lisbon (2000) and many other places.