Radka Sehnoutková, soprán

Radka Sehnoutková graduated in opera singing and piano from the Conservatoire in Teplice in 1997. In the years 1997 - 2003 she continued her studies at JAMU with Professor Natália Romanová Achaladze with whom she is still working. In addition, she participated in courses led by Mrs Eva Randová and attended Mrs Marie Urbanová´s classes. After graduation she worked as a freelance artist until 2006 when she got a solo contract in JKTyl Theatre in Pilsen. She has sung there in more than thirty operas and operettas. The most outstanding roles were Carolina in the opera The Two Widows by Bedrich Smetana, Adina in The Elixir of Love by Donizetti, Terinka in Dvorak´s Jacobin or Miss Mary Lloyd in the operetta The Duchess of Chicago by E. Kálmán. Currently it is possible to see her on stage of the Pilsen Theatre as Helena Zarembová in Polish blood, as Esmeralda in The Bartered Bride, Phoenicia in the revue Soldier and The Dancer by B. Martinu or as Nedda in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci. The most significant project outside the Pilsen theatre is the recording of The Cunning Little Vixen by Janacek in which she sang the main role. It was an animated version produced by Geoff Dunbart and the musical direction was done by Kent Nagano in the cooperation with BBC and Czech Television. She also took part in the concert version of the opera Cosi fan tutte conducted by Jiri Belohlavek and in a social project Špalíček (B. Martinů) conducted by Jakub Hrůša which was documented on film and directed by Olga Sommerova. In 2008 Radka toured Japan with the State Opera Company. She sang the role of Papagena and Barberina in Mozart´s operas The Magic Flute and The Marriage of Figaro. She took part in the summer project Opera Mozart in Prague where she performed Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni as well as in the open air festival performances of the operas (A. Dvorak: Rusalka ? castle Loket, Kutna Hora - G. Bizet: Carmen and B. Smetana: Dalibor). She sang the soprano part in the cantata Carmina Burana during the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Velvet revolution on 17 November 2014 in Bethlehem Chapel in Prague. With the opera company DJKT she performed in Germany and Switzerland, and also at the National Theatre in Prague. Occasionally you may hear Radka at concert performances of opera, operetta or sacred music.