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Zuzana Marková
Soprano

Born in Prague, Zuzana Marková made her debut at the age of 16 at the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre (Czech Republic). She studied singing, piano and conducting at the Prague Conservatory. She also followed Mietta Sieghele and Veriano Luchetti’s masterclasses in Riva del Garda, before she completed her training with Paola Pittaluga from the Teatro Comunale di Bologna.

In 2003, she won first prize of the "Young Prague Singer" competition, and second prize in the "Dušek's Singing Competition" in Prague. In 2012, she won second prize at the Ernst Häfliger International Singing Competition in Switzerland. Recently, she made her debut at the Opernhaus Zürich (Elvira, I Puritani), at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow (La Traviata), at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples (Il Cappello di paglia di Firenze) and at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa (Lucia di Lammermoor).

She sang La Traviata at the Teatro Communal di Firenze, at the Atlanta Opera for her American debut, at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari and at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, I Puritani at the Frankfort Opera and at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Manon at the Cologne Opera, Ismène (Alceste), Inès (L’Africaine) and Elizabeth Zimmer (Elegy for young lovers by Henze) at La Fenice in Venice, Oscar (Un ballo in maschera) at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the title role in Anna Bolena at the Marseille Opera (where she made her debut in La Traviata in 2014), Lucia di Lammermoor in Marseille, Avignon, at La Fenice in Venice and at the Teatro delle Muse d’Ancona.

In France, she also performed in Les Caprices de Marianne by Henri Sauguet (Reims, Metz, Marseille, Tours, Avignon, Bordeaux, and Limoges). She was also noticed in Powder her face by Thomas Adès in a stage direction by Pier Luigi Pizzi at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and at La Fenice in Venice, in Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) and Clorinda (La Cenerentola) in Bologna, The Queen (Das Geheime Königreich) by Krenek at the Festival della Valle d’Itria and in Lübeck, and the Princesse of Navarre (Gianni di Parigi by Donizetti) at the Wexford Festival.

Projects: 
Pamina (The Magic Flute) in Los Angeles, La Traviata at La Fenice in Venice, at the Berlin Staatsoper and at the Rome Opera, Zerlina (Don Giovanni) at the Paris Opera. 

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