Zdeněk Plech

Zdeněk Plech

Zdeněk Plech

  • He graduated from his local academy of music (receiving Kricka's prize for the best graduate) and Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno. During his studies he became prizewinner of the International Singers Competition of M. S. Trnavsky (1998, Slovakia) and finalist of prestigious Bel Canto Competition of Feruccio Tagliavini (2002, panel of judges e.g. G. Aragall or K. Riciarelli)
  • Initially, he gave a guest performance in the Moravian Theatre in Olomouc. From 2000-2004 he appeared as solo singer of The National Theatre in Brno, where he performed many figures of world's repertoire (Sarastro, Ramfis, Colline, nobleman Philip and others). Famous Czech composer Ilja Hurnik composed a one-act-opera specifically for his voice. Since Septemer 2004, he accepted an engagement at The National Theatre in Prague.
  • He has cooperated with excellent orchestras and conductors in multiple countries around the world (Germany, France, Austria, Spain, Hungary or Japan). In 2003, he was invited to an Opera Festival in Cinncinati (USA) and in 2004 sang in a festival in San Sebastian (Spain), where he sang role of Tom in Fancy Dress Ball next to the notable solo singers of Metropolitan Opera.
  • In 2004, he sang Dvorak's Stabat Mater in Spain and Japan. He often appears next to the opera diva Eva Urbanova, with whom he sang on the CD Christmas for Supraphon. His another recordings are e.g. Stories of fof Bystrouska (BBC) or Dvorak´s Stabat Mater (Sony Classical). He also devotes to concert activities, oratorios, cantatas (e.g. Dvorak – Stabat Mater, Rossini – Petite messe solemnele, Bach – Weihnachtsoratorium), and songs works (Cajkovskij, Musorgskij, Grieg).
  • The season 2005/2006 is a break-through in the career of Zdenek Plech. In the National Theatre Prague he has performed as Ramfis in Aida and the namesake role in the opera Don Pasguale. He was a guest singer at the festival Degu in Korea with the production Don Giovanni as a part of Mozart celebrations. There, under the direction of Maestro Asher Fisch, he sings the role of Masetto as well as at the Mozart Celebrations in Stavovske Theatre Prague. Zdenek Plech has performed since 2006 in the Canadian Opera Company Toronto as the part of Oroveso in Norma, the main soprano part, is presented by Ms. June Anderson
  • In December 2007 he made his debut in the Phoenix Metropolitan Opera as Colline in La bohème
  • With a rich concert and oratorio repertoire, he has traveled to many countries and worked with great groups such as Germany with the Bayerische Staatsphilharmonie, France's Orchestre National de France, Japan's Gunma Symphony, England's BBC Symphony and others.

Program Tips:

Evening of Russian Classics
Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Korsakov + piano or organ

Biblical Songs

Don Giovanni
famous arias from operas


Bellini Norma Oroveso
Berg Wozzek The Drunk
Britten Albert Hering The Policeman
Donizetti Don Pasquale Don Pasquale
Dvořák Kate and the Devil Lucifer
Dvořák The Jakobín Filip
Rusalka Vodník
Giordano Andresa Chénier Fouquier Tinville
Janáček The Cunning Little Vixen Lapák
The House of the Dead Commandant
Jenufa Village Mayor
The Makropulos
Otello The Fireman
The Excursions of Mr. Broucek
Martinů Comedy on the Bridge Bedron
The Greek Passion Fotis
Mozart Don Giovanni Masetto, Commander, Leporello
The Magic Flute Sarastro
Titus Publio
Offenbach Tales of Hoffmann
Puccini La Bohéme Colline
Madama Butterfly Bonzo
Tosca Il Sagrestano
Smetana Braniboři in Bohemia
The Bartered Bride Kecal
Secret Malina
Smolka Nagano Canadian Forward
Stravinskij Oedipus Rex Creon
Verdi Aida Ramfis, King
Don Carlos Inquisitor
A Masked Ball Tom
Macbeth L´Assassino
Nabucco Sacerdote di Baal
Rigoletto Sparafucile
Simone Boccanegra Pietro
Il Trovatore Ferando
La Traviata Il Marchese
Wagner Götterdämmerung Hagen
Das Reingold Fazoly


Zdeněk Plech
Zdeněk Plech
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