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Leo Marian Vodička

(*8.4.1950 Brno)

Czech tenor

He studied at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts. During 1971/72 season, he was engaged in České Budějovice (he debuted as Lukáš in Smetana´s The Kiss), from 1972 to 1979, he worked in Olomouc, from 1979 to 1982 again in Brno, from 1982 in the National Theatre in Prague, where he guested yet in 1973, and from 1987 to 1992 for third time in Brno. Since 1992, he has been singing without permanent engagement on Czech and foreign stages. He performed the Prince in Dvořák´s Rusalka (1990) at the State Opera in Vienna and Dalibor in Smetana´s Dalibor (1998) in Zürich, Sofia and at the festival. He has a dark coloured tenor voice. His repertoire includes i.e. Jeník in The Bartered Bride, Šťáhlav in Libusse, Manrico in Verdi´s Trubadur, Radames in Aida, Otello, Don Carlos, Rudolf in Puccini´s Bohema, Dick Johnson in the Puccini´s The Girl from the Golden Western, Kalaf in Turandot, Dimitrij in Dvořák´s Dimitrij, Laca in Janáček´s Jenůfa, Mánek in Foerster´s Eva, Don José in Bizet´s Carmen, Turiddu in Mascagni´s Cavalleria rusticana, Walter Stolzing in Wagner´s Master Singers from Norimberg. He is currently performing also as a concert singer i.e. in Janáček´s A Diary of One who disappeared.