Adriana Kučerová

Adriana Kučerová (born 24 February 1976)[1] is a Slovak operatic soprano.

Adriana Kučerová
close-up of Adriana Kučerová singing onstage
Adriana Kučerová in 2015
Background information
Born (1976-02-24) 24 February 1976 (age 45)
Lučenec, Czechoslovakia
GenresClassical
Occupation(s)Opera singer
InstrumentsVocals

She was 22 years old and almost finished with her university studies before she decided to go into a music career. Frank Kuznik of The Prague Post wrote, "To say that Adriana Kučerová came late to singing would be like saying that Mozart was just another composer".[2] She had originally studied at Matej Bel University, working towards an education degree. Frank Kuznik said that she "chang[ed] her mind literally at the last minute."[2] A teacher at the university's music school recommended that she attend a conservatory in Bratislava.[2] Kučerová attended the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (VŠMU)[3] and the Conservatoire Supérieur de musique et de danse de Lyon in France.[4]

In 2001, she won the European Music Prize for Youth in Hamburg, Germany, and a year later, she was awarded at the International Summer Academy Prague-Vienna-Budapest.[4] In 2005, at the Gabor Belvedere singing competition in Vienna, Austria,[2] she won the first prize and the special audience prize.[4] At the time, Kuznik wrote that, since then, she "has been in demand on stages throughout Europe".[2]

Kučerová joined the Slovak National Theatre after finishing her university studies.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Adriana Kučerová" (Archive). Music Centre Slovakia [Wikidata]. Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved on 18 October 2012."
  2. ^ a b c d e Kuznik, Frank. "Mozart, pure and clear" (). The Prague Post. January 22, 2009. Retrieved on October 4, 2012.
  3. ^ "Adriana Kučerová." (Archive) (in Slovak) Slovak National Theatre. Retrieved on 4 October 2012. "Štúdia absolvovala na j VŠMU v Bratislave[...]"
  4. ^ a b c d "Adriana Kučerová." (Archive) Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Retrieved on October 4, 2012.

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