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(*1.1.1982, Košice)

Slovak opera singer - soprano

Biography: She works in F. X. Šalda Theatre in Liberec.
Cooperation – National Theatre Prague, State Theatre Košice, J. K. Tyl Theatre in Pilsen, Opera Mozart Prague, Czech Ensemble Baroque, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra and others.

Studies: Prague Conservatory (Brigita Šulcová), Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (Ivan Kusnjer, Helena Kaupová).

Repertoire (selection): L. van Beethoven, V. Bellini, G. Bizet, S. Bodorová, P. I. Tchaikovsky, G. Donizetti, A. Dvořák, G. Fauré, J. B. Foerster, J. Haydn, G. F. Händel, I. Hurník, L. Hurník, Ch. W. Gluck, L. Janáček, T. Johnson, F. Lehár, R. Leoncavallo, P. Mascagni, J. Massenet, S. Moniuzsko, E. Morricone, W. A. Mozart, G. B. Pergolesi, F. Poulenc, G. Puccini, H. Purcell, B. Smetana, R. Straus, M. Steigerwald, E. Suchoň, M. S. Trnavský, P. Trojan jr., P. Trojan, M. Vacek, G. Verdi, A. Vivaldi, R. Wagner, C. M. von Weber.

Competitions: Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition (2003), Karlovy Vary Theatre Award (2004), Czech Radio Award (1st prize in the song category, 3rd prize opera junior, 2005), Ostrava Theatre Award, Liberec Theatre Award; Imrich Godin International Vocal Competition (2003, 1st prize); M. Sch. Trnavský International Vocal Competition 2004, 3rd prize); Czech Conservatory Competition (2004, 1st prize); International Stanislaw Moniuzsko Vocal Competition (2007, semi-finals); Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition (2013).

Festivals: Music Festival Znojmo (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010), Smetana’s Litomyšl (2009, 2010), Prague Proms (2008, 2011), Prague Spring (2013).

Recordings: M. Steigerwald, P. Forest: Antigona, Rock Opera – Kněžka (2008); Bohuslav Martinů: The Day of Good Deeds (ArcoDiva, Czech Radio Plzeň and HAMU, 2010).

Awards: Thalia Award 2011 – long-list nomination for the role of Lisa / V. Bellini: La sonnambula; Thalia Award 2013 – long-list nomination for the role of Violetta / G. Verdi: La traviata.

Youtube: Antonín Dvořák- Te Deum, op. 103 (Hudbou k výročí sametu, 2009, 1. a 2. part, 3. a 4. part); Pavel Trojan jr.- Julie - Jane (2014, 1st movement, 2nd movement, 3rd movement); Ennio Morricone- Once Upon A Time In The West (2011).

Reviews, articles: "The theatre in Liberec welcomed the attractive and passionate Foreign Princess (Vénosová) in Dvořák’s Rusalka followed by various different characters which enabled her to perfect her voice from a lyrical to dramatic soprano... Santuzza was one of Vénosová’s early characters where she modelled her type of a passionate and ardent woman, who can perform love or happiness with expression. Similar characters can be found in her repertoire as well. Her last big win is the main character in Foerster’s Eva, one of the great heroines, who fascinates with her womanliness, sensuality, reality of experience, tragicality and the arrangement of her voice – her final decision to commit suicide rises to fragile and pianissimo celestial heights in the opera, where she basically does not leave the stage -  " (Hudební rozhledy, 2014, No. 11).

e-mail: livia@obrucnik.cz