Ladislav Elgr studied in Prague and joined the Nuremberg Staatstheater Opera Studio (2005 / 2006) before moving to the Hamburg Staatsoper (2006 / 2008). He was a member of the troupe of the Vienna Volksoper for two seasons during which time he sang the roles of Tamino (The Magic Flute), Alfred (Die Fledermaus), Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Lorenzo (Fra Diavolo), August Kuhbrot (Der Vetter aus Dingsda), and Nando (Tiefland). In 2010, he made his debut with the Vienna Philharmonic performing Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass at the Musikverein under the baton of Pierre Boulez. He makes frequent guest appearances at the Theater an der Wien where most notably, he sang in the world premiere production of Lera Auerbach’s Gogol and performed the roles of Dante and Alméric in a double-bill production of Francesca da Rimini and Iolanta. He also played the Prince in Rusalka with Glyndebourne on Tour and at the Grand Théâtre in Geneva. His other roles include Albert Gregor (The Makropulos Affair) and Froh (Rhinegold) at La Fenice in Venice and Kudrias (Kátia Kabanová) at the Brno Festival. He made his debut appearance at the Paris Opera in The Makropulos Affair (Janeck) and at Berlin’s Deutsche Oper in Jenůfa (Steva). He took on the role of Sergei in Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District in Antwerp and sang Britten’s Prodigal Son under the baton of James Conlon in Rome before performing Leukippos in Daphné at the Helsinki Festival with Susanna Mälkki. More recently, he has appeared as Don José (Carmen) in Saint Gallen, Leukippos in Dresden, Froh at the MUPA in Budapest, Skuratov at the Staatsoper in Berlin, Matteo (Arabella) in Cologne, the Prince in Rusalka in Essen and at the NCPA in Beijing, Jim Mahonney (The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny) and Erik (The Flying Dutchman) in Antwerp, Dionysos (Les Bassarides) at the Rome Opera, Albert Gregor at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, and Boris at the Staatsoper in Hamburg. In 2017, he sang in the world premiere performance of Andrea Lorenzo Scartazzini’s Edward II at the Deustche Oper in Berlin and made his debut appearance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra singing the Glagolitic Mass under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel.
Projects: From the House of the Dead at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District in Naples, and Alexei Ivanovitch (The Player) in Ghent.