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The Czech mezzosoprano Lucie Hilscherová obtained the Master degree in Solo singing (with Mgr. Romana Feiferlíková, Ph. D.), as well as in Psychology and in Music Teaching at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. An Erasmus scholarship enabled her to study singing with Prof. Ursula Schönhals at the College of Humanities of Chemnitz University (Germany). 

She repeatedly participated in Bachakademie Stuttgart, led by Helmut Rilling. She attended master classes by Helen Donath, Hedwig Fassbender, Gabriela Beňačková, Dagmar Pecková or Zlatica Livorová. 

She has received a number of awards and prizes (Cantilena Competition Bayreuth; „Musica Sacra“ International Competition in Roma; Dvořák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary; Janáček International Singing Competition in Brno).

Lucie Hilscherová has been a guest singer of the National Theatre in Prague, the National Maravian-Silesian Theatre, the DJKT Theatre in Pilsen, the Silesian Theater in Opava, the State Theater in Košice and the Nationaltheater Mannheim (Quickly in Falstaff, Panna Róza in The Secret, Mère Marie de l'Incarnation in Dialogues des CarmélitesEmilie in Otello, Martha in Jolanta, Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro, Háta in The Bartered Bride etc.).

Besides opera parts, her musical activities also cover concerts. She realizes a wide musical spectrum, ranging from baroque to contemporary music. Her concert engagements include mezzosoprano/alto parts f.e. in Bach’s Christmas OratorioMattheus Passion, Händel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Missa solemnis, Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Petite Messe Solennelle, Dvořák’s Stabat Mater, Saint Ludmila and Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem, Mahler’s The Song of the Earth and Symphony No. 2, Stravinskij‘s Les Noces, Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky or Berio’s Folk Songs.

Lucie Hilscherová has worked with conductors such as Helmuth Rilling, David Porcelijn, Alexander Vedernikov, Libor Pešek, Jiří Bělohlávek, Tomáš Netopil, Petr Vronský or Leoš Svárovský and with orchestras such as BBC Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Orchestra of Poznań Philharmonic, Prague Symphony Orchestra, PKF-Prague Philharmonia, Brno Philharmonic, Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra or Collegium 1704.

She sang at Musikfest Stuttgart, Beethovenfest Bonn, Prague Spring, Easter Festival of Sacred Music Brno, Smetana's Litomyšl and Peter Dvorský International Music Festival.

 

Concert highlights (2019)

 

4/2019 - Dvořák: Stabat Mater

Concert for Notre Dame - Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague, CZ 

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Tomáš Netopil  

 

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5/2019 - Prokofjev: Alexander Nevsky

Prague Spring Festival - Smetana Hall, Municipal House, Prague, CZ

Prague Symphony Orchestra, cond. Alexander Vedernikov

 

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6/2019 - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Richard Strauss Festival Garmisch-Partenkirchen, DE 

Prague Radio Symphonic Orchestra, cond. Cornelius Meister

 

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8/2019 -  Vaňhal: Stabat Mater

Peter Dvorský International Music Festival, Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou, CZ 

Czech Virtuosi, cond. Petr Fiala 

 

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9/2019 - Dvořák: King and Charcoal Burner

Dvořákova Praha - Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague, CZ 

Prague Radio Symphonic Orchestra, cond. Tomáš Brauner

 

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9/2019 – Dvořák: Requiem

Grafenegg; Musikverein Vienna, AT 

Tonkünstler Orchestra, cond. Marek Šedivý

 

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10/2019 -  Janáček: Glagolitic Mass

Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague, CZ

Czech Philharmonic, cond. Petr Altrichter

 

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10/2019 - Janáček: Glagolitic Mass

Barbican Hall, London, GB

London Symphony Orchestra, cond. Sir John Eliot Gardiner