Jiří Zahradníček

Picture of Jirí Zahradnícek as Cavaradossi
Jirí Zahradnícek as Cavaradossi

Picture of Jirí Zahradnícek

Picture of Jirí Zahradnícek

Jiří Zahradníček sings Norma: In mia man , with Eva Depoltova
In RA Format
I would like to thank Vladimir Efimenko for the recording and pictures.
Picture of Jirí Zahradnícek

Jiří Zahradníček sings Gianni Schicchi: Firenze è come un albero fiorito
In RA Format
I would like to thank Michal Pekárek for the recording and the picture.
Jirí Zahradnícek sings Russalka: Vím, že jsi kouzlo, které mine
In RA Format
I would like to thank Thomas Silverboerg for the recording.
Jiří Zahradníček began in an opera choir, first solo roles were mostly the buffo ones, but when he found his real voice in Paganini by Lehár and Smetana's Jíra, he quickly became one of the leading Czech singers of the Italian operas. He was the best at Italian operas, but according to his collegues he was equally good in operas by Wagner, Smetana, Janácek and modern operas. His voice was beautiful placed and his technique allowed him to sing four difficult tenor roles in one week, not counting concerts.

Repertory

Auber Fra Diavolo Fra Diavolo
Beethoven, Ludwig van Fidelio Florestan Oslo; Opava
Bellini, Vincenzo Norma Pollione Bratislava
Bizet, Georges Carmen Don José Opava; Praha
Boildieu La dame blanche George Brown
Britten, Benjamin Peter Grimes Peter Grimes Praha
Cikker, Ján Mister Scrooge Bob
Cikker, Ján Vzkříšení Smělkov TV
Čajkovský, Petr Iljič Eugen Onegin Lenskij Opava
Čajkovský, Petr Iljič Pique Dame Heřman Opava; Praha
Čajkovský, Petr Iljič Tscherewitschki Vakula Ostrava
d'Albert, Eugene Tiefland Pedro Opava
Dallapiccola, Luigi Il prigioniero Inkvizitor; žalářník Oslo
Debussy, Claude Pelleas et Melissande Pelleas Bratislava
Donizetti, Gaetano Don Pasquale Ernesto Liberec
Dvořák, Antonín Dimitrij Dimitrij
Dvořák, Antonín Jakobín Benda; Jiří Liberec
Dvořák, Antonín Rusalka Princ Opava; Praha
Gounod, Charles Faust Faust Opava
Halévy, Jacques Fromental Elie La juive Eleazar Bratislava
Janáček, Leoš Amarus tenor CD
Janáček, Leoš Jenůfa Laca, Števa Ostrava
Janáček, Leoš Káťa Kabanová Boris, Tichon Ostrava
Janáček, Leoš Věc Makropulos Albert Gregor Ostrava
Janáček, Leoš Výlety pana Broučka Mazal/Blankytný/Petřík; Harfoboj Ostrava
Janáček, Leoš Z mrtvého domu Filka Morozov Praha
Janáček, Leoš Zápisník zmizelého tenor
Jeremiáš, Otakar Bratři Karamazovi Míťa Praha
Kašlík Krakatit ing. Prokop Ostrava
Kašlík Silnice blázen
Kašlík Zbojnická balada TV
Kittl, J. B. Bianca e Giuseppe
Kovařovic, Karel Psohlavci Kozina
Lecocq Giroflé-Giroflá TV
Lehár Paganini Paganini
Leoncavallo, Ruggiero I pagliacci Canio Opava TV
Lortzing, Albert Zar und Zimmermann marquis de Chateuneuf Liberec
Maixner, V. Penthesilea
Martinů, Bohuslav Řecké pašije Ianakos
Mascagni, Pietro Cavalleria rusticana Turiddu Oslo
Míča, F. V. O původu Jaroměřic
Moniuszko, Stanislaw Halka Jontek Liberec
Mussorgsky, Modest Boris Godunov Dimitrij; Misail Ostrava
Nedbal Polská krev TV
Offenbach, Jacques Les contes d'Hoffmann Hoffmann Opava
Offenbach, Jacques Orpheus in der Unterwelt TV
Pauer, Jiří Manželské kontrapunkty Ostrava
Puccini, Giacomo Gianni Schicchi Rinuccio Bratislava TV
Puccini, Giacomo La boheme Rodolfo Liberec; Praha
Puccini, Giacomo Madama Butterfly Pinkerton Opava
Puccini, Giacomo Manon Lescaut des Grieux Praha
Puccini, Giacomo Tosca Mario Cavaradossi Praha
Puccini, Giacomo Turandot Kalaf Bratislava; Praha
Puccini, Giacomo Turandot Altoum
Rossini, Gioacchino Guglielmo Tell Arnold Ostrava
Rossini, Gioacchino Il barbiere di Siviglia Almaviva Bratislava
Rossini, Gioacchino Il Comte Ory Il Comte Ory Opava
Rossini, Gioacchino L'italiana in Algieri Lindoro Bratislava
Smetana, Bedřich Braniboři v Čechách Jíra, Warneman Opava; Praha; Liberec TV
Smetana, Bedřich Čertova stěna Jarek; Michálek
Smetana, Bedřich Dalibor Dalibor Ostrava
Smetana, Bedřich Dvě vdovy Ladislav Podhájský Ostrava; Praha CD
Smetana, Bedřich Hubička Lukáš Opava; Praha
Smetana, Bedřich Prodaná nevěsta Jeník; Vašek Opava; Liberec
Smetana, Bedřich Tajemství Skřivánek; Vít Liberec; Ostrava
Strauss, Johann Die Fledermaus TV
Strauss, Johann Krajkový šátek TV
Strauss, Johann Tisíc a jedna noc TV
Strauss, Richard Ariadna auf Naxos Bacchus Ostrava
Strauss, Richard Salome Herodes Ostrava
Stravinskij, Igor Oedipus Rex Oedipus Ostrava
Suppé Krásná Galathea TV
Verdi, Guiseppe Don Carlos Don Carlos Ostrava
Verdi, Guiseppe Falstaff Cajus
Verdi, Guiseppe Il trovatore Manrico Liberec TV
Verdi, Guiseppe La forza del destino Don Alvaro Bratislava
Verdi, Guiseppe Nabucco Ismael Bratislava
Verdi, Guiseppe Otello Otello Olomouc
Verdi, Guiseppe Rigoletto duke Opava
Verdi, Guiseppe Un ballo in maschera Riccardo Opava; Praha
Wagner, Richard Das Götterdämmerung Siegfried
Wagner, Richard Der fliegende Holländer Eric Oslo
Wagner, Richard Die Meistersinger von Nürngerg Walter Stolzing Ostrava; Praha
Wagner, Richard Lohengrin Lohengrin
Wagner, Richard Siegfried Siegfried
Wagner, Richard Tannhäuser Tannhäuser Bratislava
Weber, Carl Maria von Der Freischütz Max Opava

I wish to thank Marek Dolina for the biographical notes and repertory.



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