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Dora Pavlíková

Photo: Susanne Reichardt

The soprano Dora Pavlíková was born in Prague. After studying singing at the Prague Conservatory, she completed her studies at Musikhochschule Nürnberg in 2011 with a master class diploma earned with Prof. Dr. Jan Hammar. She participated in master classes with Brigitte Fassbaender, Margaret Baker-Genovesi, Elisabeth Scholl, Joel Frederikssen, Rudolf Jansen and Rudolf Piernay, among others. Since 2007, the versatile singer has devoted herself increasingly to the interpretation of baroque works with Ensemble Inegal (CZ), Aura Musicale (Hungary), Neue Hofkapelle München (DE) or Musica Florea (CZ), among others.

Before specialising in concertante baroque music, Dora Pavlíková was mainly active as an opera singer on stage and was successful in roles such as the title role of Antonin Dvořák's »Rusalka«, Countess Almaviva (»Nozze di Figaro« von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), Flaminia (Haydn’s »Il mondo della luna«), Lauretta (»Gianni Schicchi« by Gioachino Puccini) and Alice Ford (Giuseppe Verdi’s »Falstaff«). She can be heard regularly in recitals and concerts - among others in Austria, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Hungary, France and Japan. Her work also consists of several CD recordings. With the Prague Collegium Vocale 1704 she performed as a solo and ensemble singer under the direction of Václav Luks on renowned concert stages in Europe (Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Chapelle Royale de Versailles, Wiener Konzerthaus, Rudolfinum Praha, BOZAR and many others) and festivals (e.g. Festival de La Chaise-Dieu, Festival en Perigord, Händel-Festspiele Halle, Prague Spring, Stuttgart Barock).

In spring 2007 she performed the title role in the baroque opera »Fredegunda« by Reinhard Keiser directed by Christoph Hammer at the Prinzregententheater in Munich, for which she was nominated as »Nachwuchskünstlerin des Jahres« in the critics' poll of Opernwelt magazine.

In 2016 she returned to the opera stage after a busy concert career and performed in several baroque operas in the Czech Republic. For example, in the historic baroque theatre of Krumlov Castle with Ondrej Macek's Hofmusici, or in Olomouc with the Damian Ensemble conducted by Tomáš Hanzlík. For the role of Astrea from Leonardo Vinci's »La contesa dei numi«, Pavlíková was nominated for the Czech Theatre Prize Thalia in 2018. In the winter of 2021/22, Dora Pavlíková made her debut at Winter in Schwetzingen in the production »Was frag ich nach der Welt!« and also succeeded as a soloist in the highly acclaimed Bachchorkonzert at Peterskirche in Heidelberg under the musical direction of conductor Ira Hochman.