One of the most sought-after and successful Czech baritone Martin Bárta appealed to the jury with his role as Jago in Verdi’s opera Othello
Martin Bárta was awarded the prize for his portrayal of Jago in Verdi’s Otello at the FX Šalda Theater in Liberec, CZ. “His Jago does not waste any chance to further spin a destructive spiral of intrigue, gossip and plots. Iago’s Credo is, in Bárt’s view, a captivating materialization of human evil. In this character, the singer gives full voice to his dramatic potential, and with the ominous color and dynamics of his speech, thus completes Verdi’s and Shakespeare’s anti-hero,” said the jury.
The Czech Actors’ Association presented the prestigious annual Thalia Awards at Prague’s National Theatre on Saturday night on 8 October 2022. The awards are given in recognition of exceptional performances in the fields of drama, opera and ballet as well as for lifetime achievement.