Cast

orchestra

orchestra

The multicomponent body includes a blues band, chamber orchestra, percussion orchestra ... and it has been assembled specially for the MASS project. It consists of members of the B-SIDE BAND and of leading professional instrumentalists. B-SIDE BAND is one of the most popular ensembles in its genre in the Czech Republic. It consists of 18 top musicians headed by trumpeter and band leader Josef Buchta. The B-Side Band has performed, among other things, the legendary Jazz Mass by Jaromír Hnilička. The band performs regularly at international festivals, prestigious events and social events in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, it was the main part of the very successful Tribute to Frank Sinatra project. It works with leading czech musical personalities - e.g. Vojta Dyk, Roman Dragoun, Matěj Ruppert, Dan Bárta and Roman Holý and also international stars as Kurt Elling (USA, Grammy winner), New York Voices (USA, Grammy winner) or The Puppini Sisters (UK) Members of the orchestra: Pančochová Libuše – organ Ptáček Petr – drumms (B-SIDE BAND) Machain Emil – percussion Koudelka Tomáš – bass (B-SIDE BAND) Kalousek Jiří – guitar and vocals (B-SIDE BAND) Morávek Matěj – guitar Mlynář Richard – elektric piano (B-SIDE BAND) Wallinger Pavel – violin Víšková Ivana – violin Kulík Tomáš – viola Svoboda Lukáš – violoncello Pokorný Michal – cello Žáček Michal – flute (B-SIDE BAND) Mühlhansl Antonín – clarinets and saxophones (B-SIDE BAND) Zlámal Pavel – clarinets and saxophones (B-SIDE BAND) Jurčeka Ondřej – trumpet Pavel Semek - trombone (B-SIDE BAND) Mrazík Milan – french horn Jirák Petr – tuba Horská Alžběta - harp  

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Czech Ensemble Baroque

choir

Czech Ensemble Baroque

Is a new type of choir ensemble whose members are not only professional singers but also graduates of early music authentic interpretation courses at home and abroad. The residential ensemble of the Znojmo Music Festival, where they performed a number of Czech and world premieres of opera, chamber concerts and cantatas and for which they are highly appreciated by critics, including 3 nominations for the Thalia Award. The ensemble gets invitations to prestigious domestic and foreign festivals. Most singers are also soloists, able to perform works in the ripieni style, as well as large cantatas and oratorios. The ensemble may consist of 8 to over 40 singers, depending on the type of cantata. The repertoire consists primarily of 17th to 18th century cantatas and oratorios (Händel, Bach, Vivaldi, Lully, Purcell, Haydn, Mozart). The ensemble is able to apply its dynamic expression and solo potential of its members, acquired mainly by working on baroque repertoire, also to the works of 20th and 21st century (Orff: Catulli Carmina, Stravinsky: Svaděbky, Martinů: Kytice, Fleischer: Adappa – world premiere of the opera, Bernstein: Mass, etc.). Beside its house orchestra, Czech Ensemble Baroque have also performed and recorded with Musica Aeterna Bratislava, Brno Philharmonic, Olomouc Philharmonic, Dama Dama Drum Ensemble, B-Side Band, etc. The have been performing in opera productions of the Znojmo Music Festival (Acis and Galatea, Don Giovanni, Dorilla in Tempe, King Arthur, Platée, etc.) for fifteen years. They have made numerous recordings for Supraphon, European Broadcasting Union, Czech Radio and Czech TV. In addition to working with orchestras and instrumentalists, the ensemble's repertoire includes purely a capella programs and works with basso continuo accompaniment (Purcelll, Byrd, Bach, Palestrina). They have studied the genre under the auspices of the renowned King‘s Singers. The choir is appreciated for its convincing musicality, genuine stylishness and specific qualities of individual singers. In 2018, they will perform with top Berlin orchestra Akademie für Alte Musik and for 2019 they plan to stage Saul with Andreas Scholle. Tereza Válková is the choirmaster.

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Vojtěch Dyk

celebrant and producer

Vojtěch Dyk

Singer and actor, a graduate of the Prague Academy of Performing Arts, is one of the most prominent personalities at the contemporary Czech cultural scene. He started in the Pueri Gaudentes boys' choir, and later worked in Nightwork and TOP Dream Company bands, he guested at concerts of violin virtuoso Pavel Šporcl, in recent years he successfully toured with the B-Side Band. He performed at many Czech theaters, including the National Theatre, Divadlo v Dlouhé, Divadlo Ta Fantastika, A Studio Rubín, La Fabrika and Roxy. In 2009 he was nominated for the Thalia Award for his role of Kudykam in the eponymous lyrical (musical with an emphasis on lyrics) by Michal Horáček, and in the same year he won the Alfred Radok Award in the Newcomer of the Year category. Numerous television and film appearances - Andělé všedního dne, Revival, Něžné vlny, Tři životy, Čtyři bratři and many other – also brought him broad recognition.  

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Born in Třebíč. After studying piano at the Brno Conservatory, she continued to study solo singing at the Academy of Ancient Music in Brno and choir conducting at the Charles University in Prague under Jiří Kolář and Marek Štryncl (and Gregorian chant under David Eben). She has also studied solo singing at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ostrava and is a graduate of numerous ancient music workshops. As a member and soloist of many vocal ensembles she sang at concerts and competitions all over Europe (Italy, Poland, Germany, Austria, Ireland, France, etc.). She is devoted mainly to the authentic interpretation of ancient music. Since 2007, she has been the lead choirmaster of the Czech Ensemble Baroque, which includes a vocal quintet specializing in vocal polyphony and madrigal works of the 17th century. In 2017, the quintet premiered the madrigal cycle “Last summer with Juliet” by Lukáš Hurník and they were the first in the Czech Republic to make a successful video of Monteverdi's madrigal Io mi son giovinetta. As a choirmaster, she has staged numerous renaissance, baroque and classical vocal - instrumental works, including stage opera productions, as well as purely vocal and a capella programs, regularly recording for Supraphon, Czech Radio and Czech Television as well as  foreign media. Tereza Válková, together with her ensemble, attended a workshop with the famous vocal group The King's Singers. In 2018, she will perform together with Akademie für Alte Musik, a top orchestra from Berlin, and in 2019 she plans to stage the Saul oratorio with Andreas Scholle.Since 2008, she has taught choir singing the Summer School of Baroque Music.

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Markéta Böhmová

Street chorus

Markéta Böhmová

She began her career as a singer in the Kantiléna choir and then appeared in many performances of the National Theatre Brno as a chorus singer and as a soloist of the Children's Choir Brno, in the Czech Republic and abroad (Austria, England, Japan). As a student at the Faculty of Education, Masaryk University in Brno, she successfully represented the school in singing competitions and in 2014 she continued her studies at the State Conservatory in Campobass, Italy under the direction of Professor Alda Caiello. In the same year she took part in the Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary, where she received two special awards for interpretation. She co-founded the Boutique de musique trio, which won the Jury Award and the Absolute Winner prize at Stonavská Barborka. For the fourth year, he has been a soloist at the New Operetta Studio where he has performed in many operettas and concert tours. In 2016, she was part of the street choir in the Bernstein Mass featuring Vojtech Dyk. At the same time, she debuted in a new performance of Mozart's opera La Clemenza di Tito at the Moravian-Silesian National Theater in Ostrava. She has been collaborating with the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, The Czech Virtuosi and for the second year she has been a member of the Czech Ensemble Baroque, which focuses on authentic interpretation of ancient music. In December 2017, she debuted in Janáček's Jenufa at the National Theater in Prague. In 2018, she will perform in a concert staging of Mozart's La clemenza di Tito in Stavovské Theatre, conducted by Marco Minkowsky and in August shw will sing Elena in Gluck's Paride ed Elena at Zlatá pecka festival in Chrudim.

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Lucie Novotná

Street chorus

Lucie Novotná

A graduate of the Secondary Clothing School in Prague, she got her first engagement in the Východočeské divadlo in Pardubice. At the Prague musical stage she debuted in Hamlet and Galileo musicals in the Kalich Theater, in the Karlín Musical Theatre she performed for example in The Producers, Carmen, Aida Addams Family or in Grease and Saturday Night Fever in the Kalich theater. For the role of the Beggar Woman in the original English version of the Stephen Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd she was nominated for the Thalia Award in 2012. At the time she works at Studio Dva: Little Girl - A Christmas Story, Evita.

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Vanda Šípová

Street chorus

Vanda Šípová

Graduate of the Prague Conservatory, she studied under the renowned baritone Václav Zítek and is taking lessons with Vladimira Chernova and her voice adviser is Christina Vasileva. She performs at the National Theater in Prague in Sternenhoch opera in the role of Helga. She also performs in the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Pilsen, in the F. X. Šalda Theater in Liberec, and in the National Theater in Brno. Her current repertoire includes the Queen of the Night, Gilda (Rigoletto), Ophelia (Hamlet), Musetta (La Bohéme), Glauce (Medea) and others. She loves modern projects in which different theatrical genres intertwine (for example, she sang at the opening and ending ceremonies of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2017, in the Bernstein's Mass...). She also performs in several drama productions (Studio Hrdinů in Prague, National Theatre Brno, Tyl Theatre in Pilsen). She plays one of the major roles in the Phantom of the Opera. She also scored highly in several international competitions; Vissi d'arte – 2nd place, 1st the Montreal International Competition Award, the Slovak National Theater Award, the Antonín Dvořák International Competition in Karlovy Vary and various others. She is also a concert singer.    

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Kateřina Bohatová

Street chorus

Kateřina Bohatová

A leading musical actress of the young generation. You can see her regularly in our metropolitan theatres, most prominently in the Kalich Theater, in the role of the mysterious Agnes – the main female role in the cult show “Krysař (Pied Piper)”. She also works outside of Prague and the audiences may know her, for example, as Lisa Doolitle in My Fair Lady (DFXŠ Liberec) or Lina Lamont in Singing in the Rain (South Bohemian Theater). She debuted as Demeter in the Czech premiere of Weber's Cats in the former Millennium Theater and since then she has played a number of main roles (Chicago-Roxie Hart, Thoroughly Modern Millie-Millie Dillmount, All shook up-Lorraine, Singing in the Rain - Kathy Selden, Curtains - Bambi Bernét, etc..) She highly values her participation in Michal Horáček's “lyrical” Kudykam. From early 2016, however, she has considered her participation in the Bernstein's Mass to be her favorite role. She continues her successful collaboration as a background vocalist with B-Side Band Brno, Vojta Dyk and Marie Rottrová. You can also see her working with the singer Bára Poláková.  

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Vendula Příhodová

Street chorus

Vendula Příhodová

She graduated from the Janacek Academy of Musical Arts in Brno, where she studied musical theatre, in the studio of doc. Jana Janěková. You can see her in the Karlin Musical Theater (Sestra v Akci, Carmen), in the Kalich Theater (Mowgli), at the F. X. Šalda Thatre in Liberec in the Funny Girl, or Jiří Myron Theater in Ostrava (Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), etc. With actor/comedian Tomáš Matonoha and pianist Zdeněk Král, they founded musical cabaret Inspector Clouseau and they are currently putting together their first album.

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Adéla Petřeková

Street chorus

Adéla Petřeková

She studied acting at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts, performed as a guest at the Pod Palmovkou Theater, at the Summer Shakespeare Festival, at the National Theatre in Prague and in the JK Tyl Theatre in Plzeň. Her film and TV series roles include Dora (Záblesky chladné neděle) and Pavlína (Vraždy v kruhu). She also starred in films such as Intimity and in TV series Bohéma, Na Vodě and Cirkus Bukowsky. At present, she appears in Jonáš a Tingl - tangl (Celetna Theater), Zabte ošklivé (Aqualung Theater), Žítkovské bohyně (Pod Palmovkou Theater) and in the Zkoleduj se project with Petr Vaněk. At the same time she writes music for the Mlhou project.

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Viktória Matušovová

Street chorus

Viktória Matušovová

Musical theatre actress and winner of several singing competitions in Slovakia and Czechia (e.g. Czechtalent, Elán is Elán or Talent Music Awards 2012). She is a graduate of the Church Conservatory in Bratislava, currently a member of the musical theater at the Municipal Theater in Brno. She performs in several shows, including Freaky Friday (she was nominated for Thalia Award for the role of Ellie Blake in 2017), Saturday Night Fever, Mary Poppins, Chaplin, Flashdance. Since her early childhood, she has been singing, playing violin, guitar and flute.  

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Karel Škarka

Street chorus

Karel Škarka

Studied composition and singing at the Brno Conservatory and JAMU, made guest appearances at the Musical Theater Karlín during his studies (West Side Story, Czardas Princess). In 2002, he wrote Don Juan in Hell opera, which premiered at the Prague Estates Theatre as part of the Pounding on the Iron Curtain project. Since 2004 he has been engaged in the Municipal Theatre in Brno, where he played mostly musical theater roles, but he also acts as arranger, choir director, translator and accompanist. In Switzerland, he starred as Jamie in My Fair Lady and as Benjamin Guggenheim in Titanic – The Musical. He participated in staging the Sparrow and Angel musical in Switzerland as an assistant director.  

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David Uličník

Street chorus

David Uličník

David masters many singing styles ranging from jazz, musicals to classical music. He has performed in Hair, Starci na chmelu, Kleopatra, Dracula, Galileo, Evita and other musicals. His most significant roles in this genre are Jean Valjean of Les Miserables and soldier John in Miss Saigon, for which he was nominated for the Thalia Award. He has performed in theatrical works of Leonard Bernstein at home and abroad - in international productions of The Mass, and as Tony in the Karlin production of the West Side Story. He is also successful in modern repertoire bordering on classical music. His current concert program focuses on original compositions, internationally popular songs and Italian arias. David Uličník is a member of the 4TET and his current home theater is Hybernia.

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Lukáš Janota

Street chorus

Lukáš Janota

Graduate of the Music Conservatory in Kroměříž (clarinet, saxophone) and JAMU (musical theater). After graduating, he joined the Municipal Theatre in Brno. Lukáš gets cast in both musical and drama roles. He mentions Sliby chyby, Princ Homburský, Faidra, Pokrevní bratři as the biggest challenges so far. He started acting as a child, when he starred in three feature films. Besides acting, he is engaged in music composition and sound production. He is an active musician and he composed music for several plays, radio spots, computer games and mobile applications. He has also recorded several audiobooks.  

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Roman Říčař

Street chorus

Roman Říčař

Actor, singer and musician, he graduated from the State Conservatory in drama and music. After guest performing at the National Theatre, he spent three seasons as the Apostle Bartholomew in the Jesus Christ Superstar musical, followed by Rusalka, Hamlet, Excalibur, Jack the Ripper and others. He was nominated for the Thalia Award for the role of Rum Tum Tugger in the Cats, for Bejby in Šakalí Léta and for Che in Evita in th JK Tyl Theatre in Plzeň. He currently works at the ABC Theatre. Roman Říčař played several roles in television and film, performs with a band, is a lead singer in the Red Hot Chili Peppers Revival band and plays the piano in the Second Band. In 2008 he released a solo album titled Roman Říčař & Multiplayer – Dej mi den.

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Ondřej Ruml

Street chorus

Ondřej Ruml

He began his career as a five-string banjo player in a bluegrass band. After studying singing at the Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory, he performed with various jazz and funk ensembles and swing big bands. He became widely recognized when he won second place in the X-FACTOR talent show, followed by a major role of Martin in the Michal Horáček and Petr Hapka lyrical (a term coined by Horáček, meaning a musical with a focus on lyrics) Kudykam, Raimond in the renewed version of Joan of Arc – The Musical, Victor Hugo in Quasimodo – the Musical and the title role in Hamlet – the rock opera by Janek Ledecký. In 2010 he released his debut album Metamorphosis and in 2014 Ondřej Ruml Sings Ježek, Voskovec and Werich, which won the Gold record. He performs solo with a looper, creating entire songs all by himself only with his voice, or with the Matěj Benko Quintet.

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Jiří Miroslav Procházka

Street chorus

Jiří Miroslav Procházka

He studied classical singing at the Brno Conservatory, Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and Prague Academy of Music, since 2013 he has been a guest at the Janacek Opera in Brno. He regularly collaborates with leading orchestras (Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, the Prague Chamber Philharmonics, Czech Ensemble Baroque, Collegium 1704, etc.) and theaters (including the National Theatre in Prague and the Antonin Dvorak National Theatre in Ostrava) and performs at prestigious music festivals. Jiří Miroslav Procházka has won awards at numerous domestic and international vocal competitions, including Bohuslav Martinů Competition, ACT competition in London and interpretation competitions at the Summer School of Baroque Music.

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Petr Vaněk

Street chorus

Petr Vaněk

Theater, film and TV series actor, graduate of the Academy of Performing Arts in alternative and puppet theatre acting. Known to the audiences from numerous film roles, included the acclaimed Tobruk. He also played roles in co-produced and foreign-language films, such as Child 44 by Daniel Espinosa, as the KGB agent Fyodor. In addition to film and television he is a guest actor in several theaters in Prague: Švandovo Divadlo, Studio hrdinů, VOSTO5, Adéla Laštovka-Stodolová & Skůtr, Divadlo Letí and he does solo performances (Unicorn).  

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Jaroslav Dolník

Street chorus

Jaroslav Dolník

Singer, occasional guitarist and drummer. He started his first band when he was fifteen, and in 2005 he founded the Zabillow band, with an album and several singles to their credit. He also worked with the Avion Big Band in Zlín, the Fishbones, Bokomara and the Gate Crasher. He currently plays with the Kolorez show band and performs alone with his guitar and singers Zuzka Němečková and Kateřina Šildová. Although he gravitates towards soul, funk, jazz and folk music, his style is not limited and his biggest dream is to record a tough rap album with elements of funk and Balkan rhythms.

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