Robert Jindra

Conductor

Biography

Robert Jindra was born in Prague in 1977. After his graduation from Prague Conservatory of classical singing and conducting, he has started the permanent collaboration with National Theatre in Prague (2001). He has conducting for example new productions of Cosi fan tutte (Mozart), Two Widows (Smetana), The cunning little vixen and From the house of death (Janáček). During his years in National theatre in Prague Robert Jindra was also conducting a big amount of repertoire performances as Libuše, The Secret (Smetana), Rusalka (Dvořák), Katya Kabanova, Jenůfa (Janáček), Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart), Carmen (Bizet), Falstaff (Verdi), Lohengrin (Wagner), etc. and many special concerts (for example Mozart’s Birthday, Czech opera Gala). During the season 2013/14 he was also Musical director of National theatre in Prague.

From 2010 to 2014 Robert Jindra was Musical director of National Moravian-Silesian theatre in Ostrava, where he prepared for example The devil’s wall (Smetana), Armida (Dvořák), Jenůfa, The Makropulos case, Katya Kabanova, Excursions of Mr. Brouček (Janáček), Lohengrin (Wagner), Falstaff, La traviata (Verdi), Werther (Massenet), La Wally (Catalani), La bohéme (Puccini), Cardillac (Hindemith), etc., and concerts, such as Verdi Gala, Puccini Gala, Czech opera Gala.

Robert Jindra was also conducting in Deutche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf/Duisburg; in Oslo Opera HouseAriadne auf Naxos (Strauss); in Slovak national theatre in BratislavaLa Juive (Halévy), The Bartered Bride (Smetana), the Opening concert of the season 2020/21; State theatre in KošiceJenůfa (Janáček), Die Feen (Wagner); in Theatre of F.X.Šalda in Liberec – Two Widows (Smetana), etc. He is also regularly collaborating with eminent festivals, such as Prague Spring (Recital of Adam Plachetka), Smetana’s Litomyšl, Viva musica (Concert of Pavol Breslik and Adriana Kučerová – West Side Story / Candide), Janáček’s May (Gala concert of Adam Plachetka), Festival of Leoš Janáček in Ostrava, Košická hudobná jar. He is often working with Prague Chamber Philharmonics, Czech National Symphonic Orchestra, Pilsner philharmonic, Symphonic orchestra of Prague FOK, Janáček’s philharmonic of Ostrava, Symphonic orchestra of Czech Radio, Moravian philharmonics of Olomouc, Philharmonic of Bohuslav Martinů in Zlín, Slovak philharmonic, State philharmonic of Košice, Essen Philharmonie or Anhaltische Filharmonie in Dessau. From the season 2018/19 he is the Erste Kapellmeister in Aalto Musiktheater und Filharmonie Essen, where he successfully prepared a contemporary piece Medea (Reimann), Ring an einem Abend (Wagner), revival od Tosca (Puccini), Carmen (Bizet) and other performances and concerts.

During his career Robert Jindra was collaborating with Olga Peretyatko, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Elena Maximova, Nadine Secunde, Eva Urbanová, Maida Hundeling, Jana Kurucova, Adriana Kučerová, Gustavo Porta, Adam Plachetka, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Tomasz Konieczny, Frank van Aken, Peter Mikuláš, Roberto Saccà, Arnold Bezuyen, Pavol Breslik, Pael Černoch, Štefan Margita, Štefan Kocán, Jiří Vodička, Marek Kozák, Lukáš Vondráček atc.

During this year Robert Jindra will prepare the program with Janáček’s philharmonic for Janáček’s festival, he is preparing the recording with Symphonic orchestra of the Czech Radio and Marek Kozák, Concert with Adam Plachetka for Smetana’s Litomyšl, Gala concert with Eva Urbanová in National Moravian-Silesian theatre, concert performance of Dvořák’s Rusalka for the festival of Jarmila Novotná in Liteň, etc., and a new production of Schwanda, der Dudelsackpfeifer (Weinberger) in Graz. From season 2021/22 he accepted the post of the chief conductor of State philharmonic of Košice and from season 2022/23 the post of Musical director of National theatre in Prague.

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