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Alžběta is permanently engaged in The National Theatre in Prague, where she performed many title-roles, such as
Rusalka (Dvořák, Rusalka)
Micaela (Bizet, Carmen)
Mařenka (Smetana, The Bartered Bride)
Pamina (Mozart, Die Zauberflöte)
Donna Elvira (Mozart, Don Giovanni)
Marguerite (Boito, Mefistofeles)
Terinka (Dvořák, Jacobin)
Vixen (Janáček, The Cunning Little Vixen)
Princess (Kašlík, Krakatit)
Kristina (Janáček, The Makropulos Case)
Mariken and Mary (Martinu, The miracles of Mary)
Margit (Fibich, The Fall of Arkun)
Lise (Glass, Les Enfants Terribles)
Eurydice (Gluck, Orpheus and Eurydice)
and many others.
This season Alžběta is preparing for three new debuts. Jenůfa in Janaček´s Jenůfa, Countess Almaviva in Mozart´s Le nozze di Figaro and Malinka, Etherea and Kunka in Janáček´s Excursions of Mr Brouček.
Summer 2016 marks Alzběta´s debut in Glyndebourne Opera Festival, where she performed Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen.
In April 2015 she had her debut in Paris Opera Bastille as Second Nymphe in Dvořák´s Rusalka.
In May she sang Jitka in Smetana´s Dalibor conducted by J. Bělohlávek with BBC Symphony orchestra.
During festival Smetana´s Litomyšl Opera Festival she performered in Czech premiere of vocal symphony from John Debney The Passion of the Christ.
As Donna Elvira she has participated in film document “Rolando meets Don Giovanni” with Rolando Villazon, for BBC station.
She has released CD The Eternal Gospel from Janáček and CD with songs from Shostakovich.
She performs under conductors such as Jiří Bělohlávek, Jakub Hrůša, Asher Fish, Leopold Hager, Iván Fisher, Tomáš Netopil, Tomáš Hanus and many others.
Alžběta Poláčková was born in Prague. She has studied voice at the Music Faculty of Prague’s Academy of Performing Arts.
foto: Ilona Sochorová
Significant with her bright sweet toned soprano, Alžběta is currently star of The National Theatre in Prague