Lucie Kaňková

  • Lucie Kaňková

Lucie Kaňková holds many awards from different competitions. At the international singing competition in Olomouc (CZ), she twice obtained the 1st prize, laureate title, as well as a special prize of the jury. Furthermore, she won the 1st prize at an international chamber music competition in Stonava (CZ); and in 2012 became the absolute winner of a three-round singing competition in Turnov (CZ). In 2015 the young soprano reached the second place at Nico Dostal’s Operetta Singing Competition in Korneuburg bei Wien (A) including an additional contract with the Operettenzauber festival in Germany. At the Antonín Dvořák’s International Singing Competition 2015 Lucie won the 2nd prize with 5 additional prizes. One year later she gained the 1st prize in Opera category with 8 additional prizes including two contracts with theatres (in Bratislava SK and Opava CZ), and contracts with an opera festival in Kutná Hora (CZ), with 3 symphony orchestras, with radio Classic CZ and a cooperation possibility with a Swiss Opera Agency. Lucie Kaňková recently finished her master’s degree program “MA Specialized Music Performance Opera” at the Swiss Opera Studio with Prof. Mathias Behrens, Mr. Franco Trinca and Prof. Barbara Locher, passing with distinction. As a final work at the Swiss Opera Studio, Lucie Kaňková sang in June 2015 the main role “Teofane“ in Händel’s Ottone, on the stage of State Theatre Biel and Solothurn. In addition to solo concerts, in the season 2014/15, she portrayed two different roles in Theatre Biel-Solothurn, singing in Donizetti’s Viva la Mamma the role of “Seconda Donna Luigia“ and in Dvořák’s Rusalka the role of “Kuchtík“. Lucie visited many different theatres in Switzerland (Visp, Baden, Schaffhausen, Vevey, Vernier, Düdingen, Thun, Burgdorf, Winterthur, Langenthal) with these productions. In 2016, she produced her own production of Ariadne (a Bohuslav Martinů opera), where she sang the title role. She has appeared as Ariadne in different places in Switzerland and the Czech Republic. In September 2016, Lucie Kaňková started a two-year Solo Performance master’s degree programme in Luzern, in the class of Prof. Barbara Locher. In September 2017, she also started a PhD programme at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Currently, she works with KS Gabriela Beňačková and plans a cooperation with different theatres including the Slovak National Theater. She is gong to sing the roles of Violetta and Susanna at the Silesian theater Opava during this season.

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