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Ladislav Elgr

Czech tenor Ladislav Elgr is known for roles like Tamino in The Magic Flute - and Don José in Carmen. This autumn he comes to Bergen as Katya's lover Boris in Katya Kabanova.

Ladislav Elgr studied at Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and while a student sang several roles at Prague’s National Theatre. He was a member of the opera studios of Nuremberg State Opera 2005/06 and Hamburg State Opera 2006–2008, and for two seasons was a member of Vienna Volksoper where his roles included Tamino in Mozart’s Magic Flute and Alfred in Die Fledermaus.

He has also sung on renowned opera stages as La Fenice in Venice, Paris Opéra, Theater an der Wien, Semperoper Dresden and the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen. Don José in Carmen, Erik in The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Hollender) and the Prince in Rusalka are some of his signature roles. Elgr’s role debut as the Prince was at Glyndebourne on Tour in 2012, and the following years he has sung this part among others at Grand Théâtre de Genève, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Theater an der Wien.

Spring 2021 he sang the role as Števa Buryja in Jenůfa by Janáček at Staatsoper unter den Linden in Berlin, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, He also sang the same role in 2022, then at Grand Théâtre de Genève, and summer 2024 he will also be Števa Buryja – then at Opera Ballet Vlaanderen in Belgium.

Spring 2023 he sang Sergej in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Shostakovich, also at Grand Théâtre de Genève, directed by Calixto Bieito, and with Ausrine Stundyte in the title role as Katerina.

Updated September 2023

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Running period: 10-10/11

Katya Kabanova

Shocking, wounding but rapturous and exultant, there is no opera quite like Katya Kabanova.

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