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The Czech mezzosoprano 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, Martinka in The Kiss 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.

She has worked with conductors such as Jiří Bělohlávek, Semyon Bychkov, Cornelius Meister, Tomáš Netopil, Kazushi Ono, Libor Pešek, David Porcelijn, Helmuth Rilling, Leoš Svárovský, Alexander Vedernikov or Petr Vronský and with orchestras such as BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Tonkünstler Orchestra, Orchestra of Poznań Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Prague Symphony Orchestra, PKF-Prague Philharmonia, Brno Philharmonic or Collegium 1704.

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

Lucie Hilscherová obtained the Master degree in Solo singing as well as in Psychology and in Music Teaching at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. An Erasmus scholarship enabled her to study 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).

 

Highlights (2022)

2/2022 - Hans Krása: Verlobung im Traum - Marja Alexandrovna - PREMIERE

director: Jiří Nekvasil, conductor: Marek Šedivý

National Moravian-SIlesian Theatre, Ostrava, CZ 

 

2-3/2022 - Janáček: Glagolitic Mess - alto solo

Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague, CZ 
Musikverein, Vienna, AT
Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, DE
Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London, GB

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Semjon Byčkov

 

6/2022 - Beethoven: Symphonie Nr. 9 - alto solo

Basilikaplatz, Waldsassen, DE  

Czech Virtuosi, cond. Stefan Veselka

 

7/2022 - Dvořák: Rusalka - Ježibaba (Witch) - concert performance

Kroměříž Music Festival, CZ 

Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra Zlín, cond. Zdeněk Klauda

 

7/2022 - Janáček: Glagolitic Mess - alto solo

Festival Mendel Brno, CZ 

Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Dennis Russel Davies

 

8/2022 - Janáček: Glagolitic Mess - alto solo

Edinburgh International Festival, GB
Festival Quincena Musical de San Sebastian, ES

Santander, ES
Festival Ravel, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, FR

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Semjon Byčkov

 

10/2022 - Beethoven: Symphonie Nr. 9 - alto solo

Caritas of the Archdiocese of Prague

Smetana Hall, Municipal House, Prague, CZ

Prague Symphony Orchestra, cond. Tomáš Brauner

 

Highlights (2019-2021)

4/2019 - Dvořák: Stabat Mater - alto solo

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

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Tomáš Netopil  
 

5/2019 - Prokofjev: Alexander Nevsky - alto solo

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

Prague Symphony Orchestra, cond. Alexander Vedernikov


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

Richard Strauss Festival Garmisch-Partenkirchen, DE 

Prague Radio Symphonic Orchestra, cond. Cornelius Meister


9/2019 - Dvořák: King and Charcoal Burner - part of Anna

Dvořákova Praha - Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague, CZ 

Prague Radio Symphonic Orchestra, cond. Tomáš Brauner


9/2019 – Dvořák: Requiem - alto solo

Grafenegg; Musikverein Vienna, AT 

Tonkünstler Orchestra, cond. Marek Šedivý


10/2019 -  Janáček: Glagolitic Mass - alto solo

Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague, CZ

Czech Philharmonic, cond. Petr Altrichter
 

10/2019 - Janáček: Glagolitic Mass - alto solo

Barbican Hall, London, GB

London Symphony Orchestra, cond. Kazushi Ono
 

10/2021 - Jan Novák: Carmina Sulamitis for mezzo soprano and orchestra 

Moravian Autumn Music Festival, Brno

Ensemble Opera Diversa, cond. Gabriela Tardonová
 

11/2021 - Frauenliebe und Leben

Chamber cycle of PKF-Prague Philharmonia

Hana Kubisová - violin, Slávka Vernerová - piano