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Alena Míková

(*21. 11. 1928 Prague)

Czech soprano

She studied singing privately and debuted as the Foreign Ducheness in Dvořák´s Rusalka at the Prague Singspiel (Pražská zpěvohra) in 1952. From 1954, she was engaged in Ústí nad Labem, and later from 1957 to 1988 in the Prague National Theatre. Her expressive soprano voice exuded its rich dark hues primarily in the dramatic roles of contemporary operas. She guested at the State opera in Berlin, the State opera in Vienna, as well as in opera houses in Marseille, Dublin and other cities. Her repertoire includes Miladana in Smetana´s Dalibor, Libusse, Jenůfa and Kostelnička in Janáček´s Jenůfa, Emilia Marty in The Macropulos Case; Tosca in Puccini´s Tosca, Senta in Wagner´s The Flying Dutchman, Brünnhilda in Walkyre; Strauss´s Salome and Elektra; Šárka in/Fibich´s Šárka, Maryša in Burian´s Marysa, Leonora in Beethoven´s Fidelio, Marie in Berg´s Woyzzek, Catherine in Shostakowitz´s Katerina Izmailova, Woman in monodrama Woman Voice by Francis Poulenc as well as role in the Schönberg´s Expectation (Brno, 1969).