the soloist of the National Theatre Prague
Bass-baritone Frantisek Zahradnicek graduated at Academy of Music
Arts in Prague under leading of Ivan Kusnjer.
He had a debut in the National Theatre in the year 2000 in the part
of Masetto in Mozart´s opera Don Giovanni and he has created many
roles there since. Among the most outstanding are the roles in
Mozart´s operas, like Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Leporello (Don
Giovanni) or Papageno (Die Zauberflöte). He also performs in many
of the leading roles of the Czech opera repertoire. These include
(Rusalka), Marbuel (The Devil and Kate),
Chrudos (Libuse) and
(From the House of the Dead).
Frantisek Zahradnicek has been four times a guest of the opera festival
in Wexford (Ireland), where he sang Malvolio in Alessandro Stradella by
Flotow, or in the operas Charlatan by Pavel Haas and in Tchaikovsky´s
The Maid of Orleans. He also sang in Tchaikovsky´s opera The
Slippers in Teatro Lirico di Cagliari. He was a guest in the part
of Harasta in Janacek´s The Cunning Little Vixen in Teatro National
Sao Carlo in Lisabon (Portugal). Creating mainly leading parts
in Mozart´s operas he toured several times Japan with the opera
of the National Theatre Prague.
Very rich is also his concert activity. He has concets with the
prestigeous orchestras like Prague Chamber Orchestra, Prague