Katerina Hebelkova

Mezzosoprano

Katerina Hebelkova was born in Jihlava (Czech Republic).

After her debut as Fenena in a np Nabucco at the Opera Festival  Heidenheim in summer 2018 and after her return to Opéra de Dijon in Janaceks Jenufa in autumn 2018, she was highly successful as Gertrude in Franco Faccio´s Amleto at Theater Chemnitz, where she already gave her highly praised debut as  Kundy in R. Wagner´s Parsifal last season.

With the title part in the world premiere of Frau Schindler by Thomas Morse, she gave her debut at the Staatstheater Gärtnerplatz in Munich in March 2017, which was celebrated by the public and press equally and was invited again as Carmen at Freiburg Theater and La Cenerentola at the Prague State Opera. At Konzerthaus Freiburg she was highly successful as Die Botin in E. W. Korngold´s Das Wunder der Heliane (incl. CD production for the label Naxos).

In autumn 2016 she celebrated an overwhelming success with her debut as Emilia Marty in a np of Janáček's Věc Makropulos (directed by Vera Nemirova) at the Theater Freiburg, having previously been highly successful as Pandura in the world premiere of Terranova by Moritz Eggert at the Neue Opernhaus Linz (directed by La Fura del Baus) and as Cunzina in G. Verdi's Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio at the Opera Festival Heidenheim (including CD production for the label Coviello Classics)

Her plans include  her debuts as Milada (Dalibor) in Prague, Margherita and Elena (Mefistofele) in Chemnitz and as Judit in Bartok´s A kékszakállú herceg vára in Switzerland.

She was a Varvara in Janácek's Katja Kabanova at the Opéra de Dijon in 2014/15 and celebrated a success in the title part of Karl Goldmark's The Queen of Saba at the Freiburg Theater (including CD studios for the label cpo ), Where she already had great success in the title part of G. Bizet's Carmen and was also to be performed as an Orphée in Gluck's Orphée et Eurydice (in the version by H. Berlioz).

Also in Freiburg, in 2015/16, she sang in a NP of S. Sondheim's Sweeney Todd and again as Carmen and celebrated a great success in the title part of Rossini's La Cenerentola in her debut at the Staatsoper Prague.

2008-2013 she was a member of Landestheater Linz, where she sang parts like Elisabetta in G. Donizetti's Maria Stuarda, Rossini's Cenerentola, Carmen by Bizet, Strauss' Octavian and Composer, The Fox in Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen and Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus.

2005-2008 she was a member of Staatstheater Oldenburg, where she sang Sesto, Carmen, Composer, Gluck's Orphée, Britten's Lucretia and Massenet's Charlotte and 2010/11 as guest Humperdinck´s Hänsel.

During her studies she sang in many concerts in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy and Switzerland and appeared at the Theatre Academy "August Everding" in Munich in numerous opera productions at the Prinzregententheater as Badger in Janácek's The Cunning Little Vixen, Cherubino in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, as Romeo in Bellini's I Capuleti e Montecchi and as Angelina in Rossini's La Cenerentola.

In 2011 she was highly acclaimed at the famous Operetta Festival in Mörbisch as Czipra in Der Zigeunerbaron, directed by Brigitte Fassbaender and returned there in 2012 as Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, directed by Helmuth Lohner.

In 2005 she sang Athena in the world premiere of the opera Eumenides by Vasil Tole at the Acropolis in Athens.

In 2003 she sang in Seville for the first time the title role in Bizet's Carmen, which she also performed at Klagenfurt in 2005.

As a concert singer Katerina Hebelkova sang Mahler´s Kindertotenlieder in the Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg and the Musikverein in Vienna (under the baton of Dennis Russell Davies) and Verdi's Requiem at the Herkulessaal in Munich.

Katerina Hebelkova received her first musical training at the Conservatory of Pardubice.

1998 -2003 she studied singing at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich with Prof. Daphne Evangelatos and was a member of the Opera School at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich.

She won numerous competitions, including 1999 the 2nd prize at the International Antonin Dvorak - Singing Competition, as well as Jarmila Novotna - price for the youngest singer, she was winner of the 2003 Dimitris Mitropoulos International Competition in Athens, in 2005 winner of the E.ON Bayern AG Culture Prize of Bavaria and in 2006 she was awarded the 2nd prize and the audience award at ad honorem-Mozart Competition in Prague.

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