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Entire list of Pavla Vykopalova's roles and performances. See more

L Janáček | Káťa

Pavla studied the role of Janacek´s Kata Kabanova on the occasion of Janacek´s Inter­national Theatre and Music Festival Janacek Brno 2016, under the leadership of the stage director Robert Carsen. See more

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L Janáček | Káťa

Pavla studied the role of Janacek´s Kata Kabanova on the occasion of Janacek´s Inter­national Theatre and Music Festival Janacek Brno 2016, under the leadership of the stage director Robert Carsen. See more

Production

  • National Theatre Brno, conductor Ondrej Olos, director Robert Carsen, Janacek´s Inter­national Theatre and Music Festival Janacek Brno 2016
  • Danish National Opera, conductors Jaroslav Kyzlink, Ondrej Olos, director Annilese Miskimmon, opening 3 October 2013
  • National Theatre Brno, conductor Jaroslav Kyzlink, director Zdeněk Kaloč, opening 31 May 2014

Reviews

…„Vykopalova’s pu­re, lyric-dramatic notes rang out with a liberating conviction in the scene before intermission“…

Politiken, Thomas Michelsen | 5 October 2013

…„Soprano Pavla Vykopalova shines both vocally and physically on stage as Katja Kabanova, with long, flowing hair and intense grief in her eyes.“…

Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten, Christine Christiansen | 13 November 2013

…„Everything stands or falls with Czech Pavla Vykopalova in the role of Katja—and it stands. We follow this female creature’s feelings and understand her frustration. The Czech singing star is a name we would love to hear more about.“…

Berlingske Tidende, Søren Schauser | 9 November 2013

…„Pavla Vykopalovas Katja emerges ever so slowly from her cocoon – from an obedient and quiet housewife to an out-of-control creature of love, totally in accordance with the obsessive arc of tension that Janáček stretches over the length of his score. It challenges her again and again with intricate intervals, angular rhythms, and melodic lines in the upper register, yet she phrases everything with naturalness, presence, and bright, beautiful sound.“…

Information, Valdemar Lønsted | 8 October 2013

Video of the performance

…„Soprano Pavla Vykopalova is heart-wrenching in her magnificent, trapped, song of grief as Katja. This is the art of singing at its best.“…

Weekendavisen, Peter Johannes Erichsen | 15 November 2013

…„If I can so warmly recommend this production, it is especially because listeners can hear in the title role a beautiful Czech soprano. Her name is Pavla Vykopalova, and she is top class, both vocally and dramatically.“…

Kristeligt Dagblad, Peter Dürrfeld | 11 October 2013

…„In the main role, Pavla Vykopalova is very convincing. She sings splendidly, and her portrait of Katja’s miserable life, of her dreams and her love, and of her unhappy ending, is accomplished with a gripping intensity“…

Aarhus Stiftstidende, Ole Straarup | 5 October 2013

…„Paula Vykopalova sings the title role of Katja with brilliant confidence and very clearly, in a style that seems at once Italian and Czech.“…

JCKlassisk Blog, John Christiansen | 11 October 2013

…„The Czech soprano Pavla Vykopalova realises the title role with great dignity and confident emphasis no the role’s lyrical aspects. She often mutes her physical gestures, thereby making the inner, psychological gesture that much more prominent.“…

Nordjyske Stiftstidende, Jens Henneberg | 31 October 2013

…„The Czech soprano Pavla Vykopalova, in the title role, communicated the heartache that the piece also expresses. She was lovely to experience.“…

Frederiksborg Amts Avis, Knud Cornelius | 8 November 2013

…„In the main role of Katja is Pavla Vykopalova. On the day of the premiere, she garnered a big ovation from the hall for her especially fine interpretation of her character’s fragile soul.“…

Jyske Vestkysten, Birthe Juul Mathiasen | 6 October 2013

…„Pavla Vykopalova, a member of the ensemble of the Janáček Opera, is deeply familiar with the material, and delivers a fine performance in the title role, with plenty of desperate drama and passion.“…

Vejle Amts Folkeblad, Erik Andresen | 8 October 2013

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