HAYDN / BEETHOVEN - CANTATAS
1. Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) - TE DEUM FOR CHORUS, ORCHESTRA AND ORGAN IN C MAJOR
2. Ludwig van Beethoven - CANTATA ON THE DEATH OF EMPEROR JOSEPH II
3. Ludwig van Beethoven - CANTATA ON THE ACCESSION OF EMPEROR LEOPOLD II
Eva Müllerová soprano, Edita Adlerová mezzosoprano, Aleš Voráček tenor, Matěj Chadima bass
Alexandra Přidalová flute, Jiří Šlechta cello, Jan Steyer harpsichord, organ
Prague Mixed Choir, Jan Steyer, Jiří Petrdlík choirmasters
Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra of South Bohemia
Jiří Petrdlík conductor
Eva Müllerová studied French at the Charles University in Prague, later continued her studies in classical singing with professor Jiří Kotouč at the Prague Conservatory. She devotes herself primarily to oratorio; she has been working with many ensembles and orchestras throughout the Czech Republic and often performs abroad as well (France, Italy, Germany and England). Her operatic debut was in the role of Pamina (Mozart’s opera Die Zauberflöte), during the Opera Mozart summer season she has been regularly appearing in the role of Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) at the Estates Theatre and later as the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte) in Pilsen. She often sings in special baroque performances during the festivals of baroque music in Český Krumlov or Valtice.
Mezzo sopranist Edita Adlerova graduated from the Pardubice konservatory. Her graduation role was Carmen in the Plzeň Theater J. K. Tyla in 1991, she became the youngest Carmen in the Czech opera history. She has won the Czech Music Fund award. Edita works closely with the Czech radio and television. Furthermore, she is a soloist of the Le grand théatre du Puy du Fou in France. Edita has devoted most of her career to concerts – she sings solo parts of oratorios and appears in programs with chamber orchestras. Edita is a member of the Prague Original Music Theater, where she excels in interpretation of works by Antonin Dvořák. Edita, together with an outstanding sopranist Anna Hlavenková, founded the Canto Dolce ensemble. She performs at important international festivals – Prague Spring, Smetana’s Litomyšl, Strings Of Autumn, Trebon Nokturne, etc. Edita also works with renown Czech orchestras – the Prague Synphonic Orchestra FOK, the Prague Philharmonia, the Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pardubice Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, etc., as well as with prominent conductors – Serge Baudo, Petr Altrichter, Leonardo Martinez, Jaroslav Krček, Charles Olivieri-Munroe, Jiří Petrdlík, Miriam Němcová, Jan Kučera, Leoš Svárovský and Petr Vronský. Edita has worked on chamber projects with excellent artists such as the pianist Sára Bukowski, the organist Vladimír Roubal or the guitarist Miroslav Žára. She collaborated on several CDs. Edita has performed in Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Rumania, Latvia, Moldavia, Spain, Morocco, Egypt and United Arab Emirates.
Aleš Voráček was born in Czech Republic. At the age of 25 he joined Musical Academy
in České Budějovice where he studied under Vítězslava Bobaková. He made his professional operatic debut in Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love as Nemorino. In 2005 he joins South Bohemian Theatre as a soloist where during his career Voráček performed in several major roles including: Almativo – Barber of Seville by Rossini, Ferrando – Cosi Fan Tutte by Mozart, Vítek – The Secret by Smetana, Max – Der Freischutz by Weber, Ernesto – Don Pasquale by Donizetti. As one of a few artists Voracek also had an opportunity to perform at the world’s renowned revolving Theatre stage in Český Krumlov. His broad repertoire includes roles such Prince – Rusalka by Dvořák, Shepherd George – The Devil and Kate by Dvořák, Cassio – Ottelo by Verdi and Don Ottavio – Don Giovanni by Mozart. Voráček also regularly appeared at the opera houses of National Theatre in Prague and Brno where we could see him starring as Vasšek – Bartered Bride by Smetana, George – Jakobín by Dvořák or as Idamante – Idomeneo by Mozart. In 2011 he took part in the concert performance of Smetana’s Bartered Bride with the conductor Jiří Belohlávek and BBC Orchestra in Barbican Hall in London and in 2012 in the some production of Dvořák’s Jakobín. He is also known for his love of chamber music. His regular concerts with South Bohemia Philharmonic and close work with ensemble Musica Bohemica are yet another addition to his rich musical career.
Matěj Chadima was born in Prague in 1979, where he learnt the violin at the Prague Conservatory. In 2000 he took up opera singing under the coaching of Jiri Kotouč – a professor at the Prague Conservatory. Since 2008 he has regularly attended master classes taught by Tom Krauseh and Alessandro Swab. In 2001 he first performed in a production of “Orlano Furioso” at the State Opera in Prague. In 2006 he performed the role of Melisso in Handel’s Alcina a concert production by the National Theatre. He has sung in a number of concerts both in the Czech Republic and abroad (Italy, Germany, France, Great Britain, Switzerland). His theatrical solo debut came in 2007 as Figaro in the Le nozze di Figaro at the J.K. Tyl Theatre in Pzeň. This was followed by Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte) at the South Bohemian Theatre in České Budějovice and Masetto (Don Giovanni) at the Estates Theatre in Prague. Since 2008 he has been guest singer at the F.X. Salda Theatre in Liberec, where he performed the roles of Belcore (L’Elisir D’Amore) and Silvio (Pagliacci). In early 2010 he returned to the J.K. Tyl Theatre in Plzeň as Papageno (Die Zauberfloete) and appeared as guest singer at the Moravian Silesian National Theatre in Ostrava in the role of Hally (L’Italiana in Algeri). He is currently preparing for the role of Selimo (Il Turco in Italia) again at the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Plzeň. In addition to his opera repertoire he has sung Samson and The Messiah (G. F. Handel), Requiem & Krönungsmesse (W. A. Mozart), Missa in C (L. van Beethoven), Missa Dei Patri (J. D. Zelenka), Missa Solemnis (F. Schubert) and others.