Adriana Kučerová

The young Slovakian soprano Adriana Kučerová studied at the school of music in Bratislava, the Conservatoire Supérieur de musique et de danse de Lyon and the University for Music and Drama in Bratislava.


She was an award winner at the European Music Prize for Youth in Hamburg 2001 and at the International Summer Academy Prague-Vienna-Budapest in 2002. At the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition in Vienna 2005 she was awarded 1st prize as well as the special prizes of the audience, of the Gulbenkian Foundation and of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. After her graduation she joined the ensemble of the Slovakian National Theatre in Bratislava.

At the Ravenna Festival 2006, she sang Mozart’s Vesperae solemnes de confessore and Exsultate jubilate conducted by Riccardo Muti. The same year, she went to the Salzburg Mozart Wochen and at the Salzburg Festival and performed ‘Serpetta’ in La Finta Giardiniera conducted by Ivor Bolton. She then made her debut at the Teatro alla Scala in Dido and Aeneas and has since returned in Carmen under the baton of Daniel Barenboim.

At the Munich State Opera she sang a new production of Werther (Sophie) conducted by Ivor Bolton, ‘Ninetta’ in a new production of La finta semplice in Vienna as well as ‘Adina’ with the Glyndebourne Touring and Festival Opera and Nanetta in Falstaff and she also has made her Gretel debut (Hänsel und Gretel) at Glyndebourne, conducted by Kazushi Ono (Sunday Times wrote: “It's Adriana Kucerova's irrepressibly hyperactive Gretel who steals every scene. …”).

She sang Anne Trulove in a new production of The Rake’s Progress conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Theater an der Wien, Sophie in Werther at the Munich State Opera, Paris Opera (Kent Nagano Conducting) and Teatro Carlo Felice Genova, Nanetta in Falstaff at the Salzburg Festival with Daniel Barenboim as well as at the BBC Proms.

Highlights of recent seasons include the title role of The Cunning Little Vixen at the Paris Opera, Gianni Schicchi with the Santa Cecilia in Rome (with conductor Vladimir Jurowski), Carmen at La Scala Milan, Le nozzi di Figaro at Houston Grand Opera; L’elisir d’amore at Rome Opera and Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin. Ms Kucerova also performed the title role in Menotti’s opera Amelia al ballo at the Spoleto Festival in Italy.

Looking ahead, Kučerová will make her debut at Vienna Staatsoper in  L'elisir d'amore, and will  sing 'Serse' at Theater an der Wien, Falstaff at the Theatre du Capitole Toulouse, L’elisir d’amore & Le nozze di Figaro at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich and Rigoletto at Tel Aviv Opera. She will be in concert at the Røros Festival in Norway and Launen Festival in Gstaad and on a major US & European tour with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. 

Two recent CD releases featuring Adriana include the acclaimed Mahler 2nd Symphony recording with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (conducted by Vladimir Juroswki) and Dvorak "Love songs" with the Thymos quartet and Christoph Eschenbach on the piano.