Michal Lehotský


Michal Lehotský took private singing lessons; in 1995 graduated from the "Mozart Academy" in Krakow where he was taught by Kerstin Meyer and Eva Blahová. He attended master classes by Peter Mikuláš, Alain Nonat and Bernd Weikl and was awarded in vocal competitions of M. Schneider-Trnavský (1996) and Emma Destinn in České Budějovice (1998).

Michal Lehotský has been the guest soloist of the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava, the National Theatre in Prague, Prague State Opera and National Theatre in Brno since 2003. He built up huge opera repertoire including Radames (Aida), Duke (Rigoletto), Alfredo (La Traviata), Riccardo (Un ballo in maschera), Manrico (Il Trovatore), Ismael (Nabucco), Rodolfo (La Boheme), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Turiddu (Cavalleria rusticana), Don José (Carmen), Prince (Rusalka), Jeník (The Bartered Bride), Jiří (The Jakobin), Števa (Jenůfa), principal role in Don Carlo, Robert le diable and Roberto Devereux as well as Arturo (I Puritani).

On several occasions he appeared at the Wexford Festival Opera, in Deutsche Oper Berlin and at the Janáček's Brno 2004 International Music Festival. In 2007 he made his début at the Vienna State Opera as Duke (Rigoletto). In Xanten (Germany) he gave guest performances as Radames (Aida) and he took part in French and Holland tour as Don José (Carmen). During his Spanish tour he enjoyed great success as Duke (Rigoletto). In 2010 Michal Lehotský appeared at the Budapest State Opera House in the role of Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly). In 2013 Michal Lehotsky appeared with great success as Arrigo (I Vespri Siciliani) in Modena, Reggio Emilia and Piacenza, in 2014 he sang Arrigo at Opera Nice and the French version of the opera in 2015 at The National Theater in Zagreb. In last years Michal Lehotský is acclaimed as Verdi’s Otello (2014 Festival PaSkaret in Sweden, 2015 at Opera Graz and Ljubljana and in 2016 with The Symphonic Orchestra Taipei in TAIWAN). In 2017 he will portray the mail role of Eléazar in the new production of La Juive at the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava (director Peter Konwitschny).

His concert repertoire includes most important pieces by Janáček, Dvořák, Verdi (Requiem), Berlioz, Mascagni (Messa di Gloria), Mozart, Schubert and Haydn. He performs concerts with Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (La Damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz). In 2008 he sang first with Munic Philharmonic Orchestra Janáček's Glagolitic Mass. He celebrated great success with this piece also in Göterborg, Odensee, Rotterdam, Budapest, Strassbourg and Rimini. In Rimini he performed Janáček's The Diary of One Who disappeared. In 2009 he appeared in Dvořák's Stabat mater in Vienna Musikverein and he sang St. Ludmila in Utrecht.

Due to his extraordinary voice qualities and expressive stage performance he was invited to record several operas on CD: King and Charcoal Burner by Antonín Dvořák (WDR Köln, conductor Gerd Albrecht), Rothschild's Violin by Veniamin Fleishman and The Gamblers by Shostakovich (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Vasilyj Petrenko).



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