Czech soprano Lenka Pavlovič has been praised
"to not only with brilliant and coruscant singing but also with plenty of personality, spontaneity and mischief"
- National Association of Actors -
Lenka Pavlovič is a soprano who regularly performs at the Czech National Theatre as well as at all other major Czech theatres. She is a winner of 2016 Thalie prize. Lenka has so far performed in theatres in Italy, Germany, Austria, Poland and France.
Lenka has made appearance in performances conducted by Roland Böer, Hilary Griffiths, Richard Hein, Hooman Khalatbari, Wolfgang Scheidt, Martin Leginus, František Babický, or Jaroslav Kyzlink. She has worked with stage directors such as Matěj Forman, Jiří Menzel, Zdeňek Troška, Jiří Heřman, Vladimír Morávek, Csaba Némedi, Mariusz Treliński, Keith Warner, Dominik Neuner, Andrejs Žagars and many others.
Lenka’s singing career started by studying Performing Arts at the College in Třeboň under Stanislava Blažíková and moving on to the Catholic School of Music in Bratislava under Eva Malatincová. She has finished her studies at Faculty of Music at Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in Vladimír Doležal’s class. She then started gaining her performing experience in Vienna under a close eye of world renowned soprano Julie Conwell.
Lenka’s break-through was marked at Antonín Dvořák’s international singing competition in Karlovy Vary in 2011 where she won several prizes. This success has allowed her to start performing in operas in many Czech theatres.
At the moment she sing at the National Theatre in Prague, at the Opera Leipzig (Germany), at the State Theatre in Košice (Slovakia) and of the Czech stages she is a frequent guest at the J. K. Tyl in Pilsen, at the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava, at the F. X. Šalda Theatre in Liberec and at the Silesian Theatre in Opava.
In 2013, Lenka entered her professional career in her debut as Adele in opera ‘Die Fledermaus’ by Strauss at F. X. Šalda’s theatre in Liberec. Her talent was noticed and she was offered roles of Wanda (O. Nedbal: Polish Blood), a "singing freshman" The Kitchen Boy (Oľga Janáčková: Opera Plus), and the 1. Nymph in Rusalka by Dvořák. In the same year, Lenka performed at the Silesian Theatre in Opava as Wally in Johann Strauss’s operetta Thousand and One Nights and she returned to this Theater in Strauss' s Gypsy Princess als Arsena "with the pleasant, soft soprano, which doesn't miss precise articulation abilities and pleasant sweetish colour" (Milan Bátor – ostravan.cz)
The following year, Lenka was offered a role at the State Opera in Prague where she performed in parts such as Young Shepherd (R. Wagner: Tannhäuser), Slave (R. Strauss: Salome), Confidante (R. Strauss: Elektra), The Kitchen Boy, 1. Nymph (A. Dvořák: Rusalka) and Fairy (E. Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel). These were followed by an offer from the National Theatre in Prague to perform as Papagena in Mozart’s Magic Flute. In the following season, Lenka was offered a role of an ‘agreeably natural and charming’ Countess Stasi (Jiří Fuchs - Opera Plus) at J. K. Tyl’s Theatre in Pilsen for which she was nominated for prestigious Thalie prize in 2015. It is in this theatre that she shone as Ännchen in Webber’s Der Freischütz and was marked by critics as ‘stylish, moving, impressively naturally effortless and playful’ (Jiří Fuchs - Opera Plus). The latest role on stage in this Theatre for Lenka is that of La Vie Parisienne of Jacques Offenbach in which she plays glove-maker Gabrielle. You can also see Lenka Pavlovič performing on revolving stage in Český Krumlov where she acts in double role of Cock and Joy (L. Janáček: The Cunning little Vixen) and in role The Kitchen Boy (A. Dvořák: Rusalka).
In her career so far, Lenka Pavlovič has also been asked to perform on international stage. She performed at the summer opera festival Klassik Festival Schloss Kirchstetten as Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and was classed to have „excellent vocal expression“ (Peter Skorepa – Der neue Merker). This was noted in the international press. Another role on international stage was Giannetta (G. Donizetti: L’elisir D’amore) „in which you just had to love her“ (momus.hu). Lenka has expanded her co-operation here and started singing at the concerts.
It is important to mention Lenka’s co-operation with the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava where she was offered a role of Hortense
(R. Heuberger: The Opera Ball) “to which she has taken to not only with brilliant and coruscant singing but also with plenty of personality, spontaneity and mischief” (National Association of Actors) and for which she won the Thalie Prize in 2016.
In the season 2017/2018, you can see Lenka Pavlovič in a number of new roles. She will perform as Arsena in Strauss’ The Gypsy baron at the Silesian Theatre in Opava and in Prague as Eurydice in the new version of Orpheus in the Underworld of Jacques Offenbach at the National Theatre. In autumn, she will perform at the State theatre in Košice, Slovakia in the premiere of Falstaff by Verdi which is produced by Oscar nominated director Jiří Menzel and Lenka Pavlovič will act in the role of Nannetta. Next role is a three role of Young waiter at bar/Child prodigy/Student in the opera by Leoš Janáček The Excursions of Mr. Brouček which will feature in March 2018 at the National Theatre in Prague. In summer (August) 2018 Lenka will sing a part of role Zerlina (Mozart: Don Giovanni) at the Estates Theater. It will be the same production, which Maestro Plácido Domingo conducted in October 2017.