Irena Troupová (Czech Republic)

Solo Singing

The Czech soprano Irena Troupova started her successful international career as an early music specialist. She appeared all over Europe, and co-operated with Th. Hengelbrock, H. Arman, J. Riffkin, Ensemble Orpheon, and others; in the Czech Republic she worked mainly with Barbara M. Willi, M. Štryncl, M. Knoblochová, Ensemble Tourbillon, Musica Florea, and others. Later she extended her repertoire by Romantic and modern Lied, and also opera. She appeared regularly in the concert serieses of the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and the Czech Philharomńic Orchestra (G. Mahler’s Lieder with orchestra, Lied programmes), in this year she will again appear at the Prague Spring Festival. From her last CDs should be especially mentioned the critically acclaimed recording of B. Martinů’s opera „Le jour de bonté“ (Arco Diva). In the last years I. Troupová often performs works by contemporary composers, such as Marek Kopelent (the cantata „Agnus Dei“, and the opera „Musica“), Jan Dušek (the Chalomot jehudi’im songs, together with the Orchestr BERG), M. Štedroň (songs), and others.

About the class:

Repertoire to prepare: minimally one 17th century and one 18th century composition, one of them known by heart.

Maximal number of students: 11

Teaching languages: Czech, German, English


aktivní účastníci / active participants

  1. David Cizner
  2. Barbora Halouzková
  3. Kristina Kubová
  4. Kateřina Sequensová
  5. Zuzana Zaimlová
  6. Michaela Králová
  7. Marie Žárská
  8. Jan Staněk
  9. Jan Typlt
  10. Ondřej Šmíd
  11. Květoslava Ciznerová (pasivní)
  12. Eva Kolková
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