Tomáš Krejčiřík

Tomáš Krejčiřík studied at the Brno Conservatory, the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and the Leoš Janáček Academy of Music in Brno. After making his career debut as a soloist in various opera companies in Moravia and Silesia (Olomouc, Opava and Ostrava), he joined the National Theatre in Brno in 1994 where he still performs today. He makes regular guest appearances at the National Theatre in Prague and the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava. He has sung numerous roles from the Czech opera repertoire including Jenik in Smetana’s The Bartered Bride, the Prince in Dvořák’s Rusalka and many of the principal roles in Janáček’s operatic works (Steva in Jenůfa, Tichon in Kátia Kabanová and Ctirad in Šarka). His extensive repertoire also includes great classical and romantic roles such as Don José (Carmen), Florestan (Fidelio), Alfredo (La Traviata), Rodolfo (La Bohème), Calaf (Turandot), Riccardo (Un ballo in Maschera) and Canio (Pagliacci). During the thirty years of his artistic career, he has mastered over a hundred and ten roles. He also performs a vast concert repertoire in numerous countries across Europe.
He is frequently invited to perform on Czech radio and television. He has a particular focus on the works of Czech composers including Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass, Dvořák’s Stabat Mater and Mass in D Major as well as Cantatas by Martinů. Neverthless, his repertoire also includes Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle, Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis. In addition to his activities as a singer, Tomáš Krejčiřík teaches singing at the Leoš Janáček Academy of Music in Brno. In 2005, he sang in Patrice Chéreau's production of From the House of the Dead in Vienna, Amsterdam, Aix-en-Provence and Milan.