Adriana Kucerova

Soprano

Biography

The young Slovakian soprano Adriana Kučerová studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and the Conservatoire Supérieur de musique et de danse de Lyon.

In 2005 she won 1st prize at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition in Vienna and among many others she was supported by the Gulbenkian Foundation and the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

At the Ravenna Festival she sang Mozart’s “Vesperae solennes de confessore” and “Exsultate jubilate” conducted by Riccardo Muti. The same year she went to the Salzburg Mozart Wochen and at the Salzburg Festival and performed ‘Serpetta’ in La Finta Giardiniera conducted by Ivor Bolton. At the Teatro alla Scala she sang ‘Frasquita’ in Carmen under the baton of Daniel Barenboim.

She sang a new production of Werther (Sophie) at the Munich State Opera conducted by Ivor Bolton, ‘Ninetta’ in a new production of La finta semplice in Vienna as well as ‘Adina’ and ‘Nanetta’ in Falstaff with the Glyndebourne Touring and Festival Opera.

She also has made her Gretel debut (Hänsel und Gretel )at Glyndebourne, conducted by Kazushi Ono. Adriana sang ‘Anne Trulove’ in a new production of The Rake’s Progress conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Theater an der Wien, ‘Sophie’ in Werther at Paris Opera (Kent Nagano conducting) ‘Nanetta’ in Falstaff at the Salzburg Festival with Daniel Barenboim as well as at the BBC Proms. With Vladimir Jurowski conducting she sang ‘Lauretta’ in Gianni Schicchi with the Santa Cecilia in Rome and the title role of the Cunning Little Vixen at the Paris Opera.

Her recent successes were ‘Susanna’ in Le nozze di Figaro at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Real Madrid and the Houston Grand Opera, ‘Adina’ at Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin and ‘Rosina’ and ‘Adina’ at the Vienna State Opera.

Despite her relative youth Adriana has already had tremendous success singing at internationally renowned venues and Festivals such as the Teatro alla Scala, Munich State Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper and Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin, Opera de Bastille Paris, Santa Cecilia Rome, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Carlo Felice Genova, New Israeli Opera Tel Aviv, Theater an der Wien, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera Theatre du Capitole Toulouse, Theater an der Wien, Glyndebourne Festival & Touring Opera, Salzburg Mozart Wochen, Salzburg Festival, Ravenna Festival, Spoleto Festival, Røros Festival in Norway, Launen Festival Gstaad and the BBC Proms, London.

In 2014 and 2015 Adriana’s projects included the title role in the Cunning Little Vixen at the Staatsoper Hamburg, further performances at Vienna Staatsoper as Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore (with Juan Diego Florez) and Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore at the Teatro Colon of Buenos Aires, and various concerts across Europe with JC Spinosi and Ensemble Mattheus.

She has worked with world renowned conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Ivor Bolton, Daniel Barenboim, Gustavo Dudamel, Christoph Eschenbach, Vladimir Jurowski, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Kent Nagano, Jean-Christophe Spinosi and Kazushi Ono.

Her future projects include Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro and The bartered bride in Dresden, and Juliette in Roméo et Juliette in Tasmania.

Repertoire Opera

  • Composer Work Role
  • Beethoven Fidelio Marzelline
  • Bellini La Sonnambula Amina *
  • Bizet Les Pêcheurs de perles Leila *
  • Bizet Carmen Micaela *
  • Donizetti Don Pasquale Norina
  • Donizetti L'Elisir d'Amore Adina
  • Gounod Romeo et Juliette Juliette *
  • Händel Orlando Angelica
  • Händel Alessandro Lisaura
  • Händel Alcina Morgana
  • Händel Serse Romilda
  • Humperndinck Hänsel und Gretel Gretel
  • Janacek The cunning little vixen Vixen
  • Massenet Manon Manon *
  • Massenet Werther Sophie
  • Mozart Le Nozze di Figaro Susanna
  • Mozart Zauberflöte Pamina *
  • Mozart Idomeneo Ilia *
  • Mozart La finta semplice Ninetta
  • Mozart La finta giardiniera Serpetta
  • Puccini Gianni Schicchi Lauretta
  • Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia Rosina
  • Smetana Die Verkaufte Braut Marie *
  • Stravinsky The Rakes Progress Anne Truelove
  • Verdi Rigoletto Gilda
  • Verdi Falstaff Nanetta
* in preparation

Discography

  • Title Disc ID Description
  • Bechtolf: Vorabend. Eine Aneignung Verlag Heymon, Wien 2007 ISBN 978-3-85218-545-3

Photos

Audio/Video

Hänsel & Gretel (Gretel), Glyndebourne, 2008
Werther (Sophie), ab 3:41 min
Don Pasquale (Norina), The Dallas Opera, 2010

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