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Jana Sibera – soprano

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Soprano Jana Sibera graduated from the Prague Conservatory (2000) and the Faculty of Music of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (2005). Since 1995, she has been a guest at the National Theatre and since 2000 at the State Opera Prague, where she accepted an engagement in 2002. Since 1st January 2012 she has been a soloist of the National Theatre Opera.

She has appeared in productions of the State Opera Prague and the National Theatre as Mozart’s Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro), Papagena and the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte) and Despina (Così fan tutte); Lucia (Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor), Verdi’s Violetta (La traviata), Gilda (Rigoletto) and Oscar (Masquerade Ball), as well as Musetta (Puccini: La bohème), Adéla (Strauss: Die Fledermaus), Philine (Thomas: Mignon), Frasquita and Micaela (Bizet: Carmen), The Cook and the First Maid (Dvořák: Rusalka), Clarisse (Weber – Mahler: The Three Pints), Cunegonde (Bernstein: Candide), in the triple role of the Waiter – the Miracle Child – the Pupil in Janáček’s opera The Excursions of Mr.Brouček under the baton of Charles Mackerras, also as Karolina (Smetana: The Two Widows), Bystrouska (Janáček: The Cunning Little Vixen), Terinka (Dvořák: Jakobín), Mařenka (Humperdinck: Jeníček a Mařenka), etc. Her repertoire also includes the roles of Norina (Donizetti: Don Pasquale), Blonda (Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio), Fiorilla (Rossini: The Turk in Italy) and Blaženka (Smetana: The Secret), which she staged for the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Pilsen.

She performed in more than 40 performances of Don Giovanni in the summer stagion of Opera Mozart at the Estates Theatre. At the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre she guest-starred as Verdi’s Violetta (La traviata), Eurydice (Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld) and Annina (Strauss: A Night in Venice). In 2022 she performed the role of Manon in Jules Massenet’s opera of the same name, for which she also won the Thalia Award.

In June 2008 she was a finalist in the Barbara Hendricks International Singing Competition in Strasbourg. In 2011 and 2012, she guest starred as Violetta in Gdansk, and in 2016 as Ophelia in Opera Gothenburg. She has also participated in several tours of the National Theatre Opera in Japan and Korea. Among her great successes is the collaboration with tenor Jonas Kaufmann on his profile CD for Decca. She has worked with conductors such as M. Armiliato, Sir Ch. Mackerras, J. Bělohlávek, J. Latham-Koenig, G. Tourniaire and E. Dovico.