Václava KREJČÍ HOUSKOVÁ
(*1.1.1983, České Budějovice)
Czech opera singer - mezzo-soprano
Biography: She works in the Moravian Theatre Olomouc.
Cooperation - National Theatre Prague, National Theatre Brno, National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava and others.
Studies: Conservatory in České Budějovice (Dagmar Volfová); Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (Jiřina Přívratská); master courses with Margaret Honig, Helena Kaupová and others.
Repertoire (selection): G. F. Händel, CH. W. Gluck, W. A. Mozart, B. Smetana, A. Dvořák, G. Bizet, G. Rossini, P. I. Tchaikovsky, G. Verdi, L. Janáček, B. Martinů.
Festivals: Wexford Festival Opera (2008), Prague Spring (2009), Festival l'Eté Musical en Bergerac (2011), Smetana’s Litomyšl (2014) and others.
Awards: Thalia Awards 2013 – long-list nomination for the role of Smeton / G. Donizetti: Anna Bolena
J. J. Ryba: Czech Christmas Mass (art association Elgar, 2011).
YouTube: G. Rossini- Isabella – Cruda sorte/ L'italiana in Algeri (2013)
"...Václava Krejčí Housková was a great lady of the evening playing the male role of Smeton. Her mezzo-soprano has a darker timber and sounds balanced. Her deep tones would surpass world-class singers (speaking of Anna Bolena in Vienna two years ago). Her performance was sophisticated, fervent in tones and soulful." (Opera Plus, June 8, 2013).