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Soprano opera singer Pavla Vykopalová at a gala concert
‚It was also a new experience for opera singer Pavla Vykopalova who knows stage of Janackovo theater very well, but no with an orchestra beyond shoulders and no at space where a sound echoing and bouncing before escape to audience. Despite all, she pass the exam very well. She caught audience not only with a tintinnabulous timber and captivating colour of her rounded soprano, but also with an expression which she has been able to give to all pieces.‘
Hudební rozhledy | 15/16 | Karla Hoffmanová | full text [CZ]
Czech Opera Singers of Our Time: Pavla Vykopalová
In 2005, when director Ondřej Havelka was about to stage The Bartered Bride in the Brno National Theatre, he kept asking all his operatic colleagues whether they knew a Mařenka who looked like an 18-year-old girl and sang like Gabriela Beňačková. When nobody was able to recommend one he looked around and found exactly the right person during a reprise of Janáček's Jenůfa, where she was singing Karolka. Her name was Pavla Vykopalová.
Hudební rozhledy | 13/14 | Radmila Hrdinová | full text
Article in Lidové noviny
Pavla herself comments on her career: “I don’t like being pigeonholed as either a young-dramatic or a lyric soprano. I leave myself space interpret each role in a different way.”
Lidové noviny | 13 February 2008 | Petr Veber
Review in Opera News
In an interview from the prestigious magazine Opera News, Pavla says: “I try to live my life now and not dwell on the future, but naturally I have my inner wishes and desires. I would like to work my way into the dramatic-soprano repertory. My dream part is Aida, but this depends on my personal development.”
www.opera.co.uk | May 2007 | Larry L. Lash