Jana Kurucová

JANA KURUCOVÁ from Kežmarok (Slovakia) started her music education in church music,composition, organ, orchestra conducting and singing at the Conservatory J. L. Bellu in Banská Bystrica. In 2002 she received a grant for the University for Music and Drama in Graz and made her operatic debut in The magic Flute (‘Second Lady’) and La Finta Giardiniera (‘Ramiro’). After that, she became a member of the Young Artists Program of the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. From 2005 to2009 she had been a part of ensemble of the Theater Heidelberg.

Since the season 2009/2010 she is a member of the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where she sang in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Le Nozze di Figaro and more roles for example as Suzuki (Madam Butterfly), Fenena (Nabucco), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) and alongside Edita Gruberová as Maffio Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia.
She also sang at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Siviglia under the musical guide of Pedro Halffter, at Opera in Beijing, at the Opera Oslo or at the New National Theatre in Tokyo.
She is well known also in Czech republic, as she sang in National Theater, in Ostrava or with Christine Opolais, Richard Samek and René Pape Dvořák’s Stabat Mater at the Dvořákova Praha Festival.

She made an outstanding role debut, enthousiastically acclaimed by press and audience, as ‘Romeo’ in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi on the occasion of a concert performance of that title within the Klangfestival Dortmund, followed by her equally successful debut at the Semperoper Dresden as ‘Rosina’ (Il barbiere di Siviglia).

In May 2018 she was ‘Martha’ (Mefistofele) alongside Joseph Calleja and Erwin Schrott at the Bayerische Stateopera in Munich and she sang the role of ‘Elisabetta’ (Maria Stuarda) alongside Diana Damrau and Javier Camarena at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.