Lucie Kanková soprano
Lucie Kanková is a young coloratura soprano of an exquisite vocal technique and breath control. She studied singing in Bern, Switzerland with Barbara Locher and in Prague, Czech Republic, with Gabriela Beňačková .
Lucie Kanková holds many awards, from different competitions: 1st prize at the Antonín Dvořák’s International Singing Competition 2016, 3rd prize at the Bologna International Vocal Competition 2019, 2nd prize IFAC HANDA Australian Singing Competition 2021 – Audience Prize and 1st prize at the Nomea Competition, with the mention “The Best Opera Singer”.
Lucie Kanková is especially admired in Mozart soprano roles such as Queen of the Night, Donna Anna, Susanna, Fiordiligi and Zaide, as well as a performer of belcanto roles. This season, she debuted as Violetta in LIVE TV broadcast in Chisinau, Moldova and as Gilda in Rigoletto, at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège, being conducted by Daniel Oren and directed by John Turturro. Her musicality and secure intonation led her also to the baroque repertoire (Poppea in L’Incoronazione di Poppea and oratorios from J. S. Bach and Vivaldi). Her acting, dancing and language skills allow Kanková to expand her repertoire with operetta pieces as well (Valencienne and Adele).
Her recent engagements include: the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, at the National Opera Prague; Fiordiligi in Così fan Tutte, at the South Bohemian National Theatre; Gilda in Rigoletto and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, at the Opava Theatre; Barče in Smenata’s The Kiss, at the National Theatre Ostrava; Poppea in Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea and Elvira in Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri, in Pilsen.
Among her next engagements, Lucie Kanková will sing Violetta in La Traviata and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, at the National Opera Prague; the title roles in Lucia di Lamermoor and Lakmé, at the Opava Theatre; Raffaele in Haydn's Il Ritorno di Tobia, at the Znojmo Music Festival; and the Königin der Nacht at the Munot Opernfestspiele (Switzerland).