Eliška Weissová

Soprano

Biography

Czech dramatic soprano Eliška Weissová has been a regular guest on international stages since 2006, performing with the National Theatre Prague, Welsh National Opera, Opéra de Rennes, Theatre Ústí nad Labem, and Slovak National Theatre. She made her auspicious house debut in 2022 at the Vienna State Opera as Kostelnička in Jenůfa under the baton of Tomáš Hanus. Her performance received critical acclaim, with many praising her powerful voice and dramatic depth.

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Full Biography

Czech dramatic soprano Eliška Weissová has been a regular guest on international stages since 2006, performing with the National Theatre Prague, Welsh National Opera, Opéra de Rennes, Theatre Ústí nad Labem, and Slovak National Theatre. She made her auspicious house debut in 2022 at the Vienna State Opera as Kostelnička in Jenůfa under the baton of Tomáš Hanus. Her performance received critical acclaim, with many praising her powerful voice and dramatic depth.

Weissová’s 23/24 season begins at the Latvian National Opera in performances of Kostelnička (Jenůfa) after which she makes her highly anticipated role debut as Tosca at The State Theatre Košice in Slovakia. She then returns to the Vienna State Opera as the Foreign Princess in Rusalka. Major cover contracts this season include title role in Turandot and Minnie in La fanciulla del West at the Vienna State Opera followed by the title role of Ariadne auf Naxos on the Bavarian State Opera tour in Hong Kong.

In recent seasons, Eliška Weissová has performed the roles of Martinka (Smetana’s The Kiss) at the Wexford Festival, Kostelnička (Jenůfa) at the Opéra de Rennes, Opéra-Théâtre de Limoges and Grand-Théâtre de Reims, the Foreign Princess and Ježibaba (Rusalka) at the Slovak National Theatre, Azucena (Il trovatore) and Amneris (Aida) at the Theater Erfurt. At the Opéra de Rennes she appeared as Ulrica (Un ballo in Maschera) and Rossweisse (Die Walküre) – she performed the latter also with the Bayreuth Festival.

In 2018, Weissová successfully made the transition to dramatic soprano when she debuted as Giorgetta in Il tabarro at the National Theatre in Bratislava. Since then, she has continued to impress audiences with her performances in leading roles: she sang the title role in Smetana´s Libuše at the North Bohemian Theatre in Ústí nad Labem where she later debuted as Isolde (Tristan and Isolde). In 2019, she performed the role of Amneris in a new production of Aida at the historic Hatshepsut Temple complex in Luxor under the baton of Oksana Lyniv. She frequently performs at the National Theatre in Prague: she appeared there as Fata Morgana in The Love for Three Oranges and Ortrud in Lohengrin directed by Katharina Wagner. There she made her role debuts as Turandot and Abigaille (Nabucco) in 2020. In Prague she also appeared as Kostelnička (Jenůfa) – the role that she later performed at the Welsh National Opera.

Eliška Weissová graduated from the Brno Conservatory and the Prague Academy of Music under the tutelage of René Tuček. She has won several prizes at international singing competitions, including first prize at the Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary in 2004, and third prize at the Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský Singing Competition in Slovakia in 2006. She was also a semi-finalist at the Competizione dell’opera in Dresden and a finalist at the Boris Christoff Competition in Sofia.

 

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Eliška Weissová: House debut as Kostelnička at the Hamburg State Opera

Eliška Weissová makes her house debut at the Hamburg State Opera as Kostelnička in Janáček’s Jenůfa. Alongside Laura Wilde in the title role, the Czech soprano can be heard on January 6, 9, 11 & 13. Olivier Tambosi’s production is conducted by Tomas Netopil.
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Eliška Weissová: Tosca at the National Theatre Košice

Soprano Eliška Weissová takes on the title role of Floria Tosca in Puccini's Tosca at the National Theatre Košice, Slovakia and can be seen on stage alongside Peter Berger as Mario Cavaradossi under the musical direction of Peter Valentinović on October 13, 2023.
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Eliška Weissová: Jenůfa at the Latvian National Opera

Eliška Weissová returns to her signature role of Kostelnička in Jenůfa, this time performing at the Latvian National Opera under the baton of Mārtiņš Ozoliņš in the production by Alvis Hermanis. The Czech soprano can be heard on August 31 and September 2 and 3, 2023.
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