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Roman JANÁL

(*14.7.1964, Trenčín)

Slovak opera singer - baritone

He studied violin at the Conservatory in Pilsen until 1985, singing at the Music Academy in Sofia, and privately with Vilém Zítek. In 1989, he debuted as Tarquinius in Britten's opera The Rape of Lucretia in Sofia. In 1991, he became a member of the Opera in Banská Bystrica, in 1992, he performed in the Opera Mozart ensemble in Prague. In 1995, he sang at the State Opera in Prague, and since 1997, he has been performing at the National Theatre in Prague. Since 1994, he has also cooperated with Pilsen Opera. He performs in foreign countries; he is an excellent performer of cantata's pieces. In 1995, he was awarded first prize in the Competition of Antonín Dvořák in Karlovy Vary. He also works as a pedagogue of the Prague Conservatory. He has recorded many compositions.

His repertoire includes Pollux in Rameau's Castor et Pollux, Mozart's Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Papageno in The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni and Almaviva in Figaro's Marriage, Figaro in Rossini's The Barber from Sevilla, Belcore in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore, Germont in Verdi´s La Traviata, Valentin in Gounod´s Faust, Escamillo in Bizet´s Carmen, Eugen Onegin in Tchaikovsky´s Eugen Onegin, Tomskij in Queen of Spades.