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Štěpánka Hraničková


   Štěpánka Hraničková - Gabriela´s mother

   She studied at the Academy of the Performing Arts in Prague, in 1970 became the absolute winner of the Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary.

   She was engaged over 25 years in Southbohemian Theater, where she created a multitude of soprano roles in the coloratura, lyric and dramatic fields. Her most famous were Rusalka, Mařenka, Violetta, Leonora ( Il trovatore ), Desdemona, Gilda, Constanze, Tosca, Manon Lescaut, Lady Macbeth.
   Since 1974 she was a permanent guest at the National Theater and State Opera House in Prague. Here she created the main parts in operas by Mozart ( Susanna and Countess, Fiordiligi, Donna Anna ), by Verdi ( La traviata, Elisabetha in „Don Carlos“ ) and of course in the czech operas ( Rusalka, Mařenka in „Bartered Bride“ and Karolina in „Two Widows“ by Smetana ). She earned her biggest success as the Queen of Night in Mozart´s „Magic Flute“. She constantly took part of many concerts and oratories.
   Since 1990 she was the leader of the Vocal Performance Department at the Conservatory of Music in České Budějovice and there she brought up many succesful singers.
W.A.Mozart: Cosi fan tutte
Štěpánka Hraničková - Fiordiligi
Southbohemian Theater, 1992





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