ABOUT ME

MICHAELA ŠEBESTOVÁ

Mezzosoprano  

Michaela Šebestová has been a regular guest soloist at the Opera of the Slovak National Theatre since 2010 and the State Opera Banská Bystrica since 2008, and the State Theatre Košice since 2009.

Education

Michaela Sebestova was born on July 5 in Bratislava, Slovakia.

She studied at the Conservatoire in Bratislava and in Topolčany under the professional guidance of A. Šebestová-Kucharska. In 2017 she successfully completed studies of vocal interpretation at FMU AU in Banská Bystrica under the leadership of prof. Sergej Kopčák and prof. Mária Tomanová, ArtD.

In 2020 she successfully completed her PhD. Education at Music Arts Department at FMU AU in B. Bystrica under prof. Tomanová.

Experience

She is a regular guest soloist at the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava, as well as in the State Opera in Banská Bystrica. As a soloist she has performed with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra in Bratislava, the orchestra of the Slovak National Theater, the State Chamber Orchestra of Žilina, the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Košice, the State Opera of Banská Bystrica and the Talich Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra.

She has cooperated with numerous conductors, like Marco Boemi, Paolo Gatto, Sebastiano Rolli, Pavol Selecky, Dusan Stefanek, Rastislav Stur, Martin Leginus, Igor Dohovic, Igor Bulla, Marian Vach, Jan Prochazka, Pavol Tuzinsky, Marian Lejava, Jiri Strunc, Tomas Brauner, Jaroslav Kyzlink, Philipp Pointner, Friedrich Haider, Zynek Müller, Petr Altrichter, Robert Kružík, Ondrej Olos,Leos Svarovsky aOndrej Lenárd.

She has successfully participated in several competitions:

      
  • 2003 - Peter Dvorský master classes, Jaromerice nad Rokytnou
  • International singing competition of Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský, Trnava, 3rd place
  • 2004 - she received an award for participating at master classes by Gabriela Beňačková
  • 2005 - the International Singing Competition of Antonín Dvořák, Karlove Vary, finalist
  • 2005 - received the prestigious scholarship of Richard Wagner in Bayreuth
  • International singing competition of INVENTS CANTI (Vráble) - 1st place and absolute winner
  • 2015 - the International Singing Competition BELVEDERE - semifinalist (Amsterdam)
  • 2017 - Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský International Competition, Slovakia, the Music Fund Prize for the best interpretation of an aria of the Slovak composer E. Suchoň - the opera Svätopluk: aria Blagota

Experience 

2008

Zvolen Castle Games (Zámocké Hry Zvolenské, ZHZ) - Summer Theatre Festival

Banská Bystrica Music Days

  • Sergei Kopčak's 60th birthday concert

2009

State Theatre, Košice

  • P. I. Tchaikovsky: Eugen Onegin - Olga

2010

Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava

  • guest of the "Italian Opera Evening"

Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava

  • "Continuity" - musical-word matinees about the singing generations of the Slovak opera - the aria of the title character from the opera of P. I Tchaikovsky: Virgin of Orleans
  • G. Bizet: Carmen Mercedes
  • G. Verdi: I due Foscari Pisana

State Theatre, Košice

  • F. Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur - Principessa de Buillon

State Opera, Banská Bystrica

  • G. Verdi: Nabucco - Fenena

2011

Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava

  • P. Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana - Lola
  • V. Bellini: I Puritani - Enrichetta di Francia
  • J. Cikker: Mister Scrooge - Sister of mercy

State Opera, Banská Bystrica

  • G. Puccini: Madamme Butterfly - Suzuki

Kitakyushu International Music Festival, Japan - Fukuoka

  • Soloist of the concerts https://www.kimfes.com/

2012

State Opera, Banska Bystrica

  • U. Giordano: Fedora - Fedora
  • E. Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel - Hänsel

State Theatre, Košice

  • G. Puccini: Madamme Butterfly - Suzuki

Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava

  • G. Puccini: Manon Lescaut - The Musician
  • L. Janáček: Jenufa - Pastuchyna

2013

Václav Hudeček and guests: "Festival of Music in Prague"

  • Soloist of the concert in Rudolfinum

2014

Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava

  • G. Verdi: Aida- Amneris
  • G. Verdi: Nabucco - Fenena
  • P. I. Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades -Polina

State Opera, Banská Bystrica

  • A. Dvorak:Rusalka - Witch

2015

Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava

  • E. Wolf-Ferrari: I gioielli della Madonna - Girl, 3rd beauty, Serena

State Opera, Banská Bystrica

  • G. Verdi: Rigoletto - Maddalena

2016

State Opera, Banská Bystrica

  • SNP concert - Jan Prochazka conductor
  • Christmas Concert: E. Pascha: Christmas oratory

Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava

  • E. Suchon:Krutnava - Zuzka
  • Matiné - Arias from operas (A. Thomas: Mignon)

State Philharmonic Orchestra, Košice

  • W. A. Mozart: Lauretanie Litanie KV 109
  • Salieri: Requiem

State Chamber Orchestra, Žilina 

(conductor: Leoš Svárovský)

  • Dvorak: Biblical songs (cycle) with orchestra

Rotary club: Concert of aria from the Italian, French, Russian and German repertoire with the orchestra, conductor Leoš Svárovský

Advent concert

Miroslav Dvorský and Michaela Šebestová, piano: Peter Pažický

2017

Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava

  • G. Puccini: Tryptich - Suor Angelica - La suora Zelatrice
  • P. I. Tchaikovsky: Eugen Onegin - Olga

2018

Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Bratislava

  • L. Janacek - Glagolitic Mass
  • S.Nemeth - Samorinsky: Missa Posoniensis

Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava

  • G.Verdi: Don Carlo- Eboli
  • Voci Da Camera - The concert of chamber work by G. Verdi, performed by soloists of the Slovak National Theater

State Opera, Banská Bystrica

  • A.Ponchielli: La Gioconda - Laura
  • W. A. Mozart: Requiem
  • G.Donizetti: Messa di Requiem

2019

Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava

  • G.Verdi: Don Carlos - Eboli, debut

Brno National Theater

  • G.Verdi: Don Carlos - Eboli

Slovak Radio building

  • Koncert : Famous Opera Choirs - soloist of the koncert

Brno National Theater

  • Ponchielli: La Gioconda - Laura

    State Opera, Banská Bystrica

    • P.Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana- Santuzza, debut

    Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Bratislava

    • S.Nemeth - Samorinsky: Missa Posoniensis, concerts and recording CD

    2020


    Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava 

    - G.Bizet: Carmen - Mercedes
    State Opera Banská Bystrica - P.Mascagni: The Peasant's Honour - Santuzza
    - A.Ponchielli: La Gioconda - Laura

    Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava

    -G.Verdi: Aida - Amneris

    National Theatre Brno 

    - G.Verdi: Don Carlos- Eboli, Jaroslav Kyzlink 
     - A.Ponchielli: La Gioconda- Laura, Robert Kružík

    State Opera Prague 

    - guest appearance of the State Opera Banská Bystrica at the Prague State Opera at the Prague 2020 Festival - A.Ponchielli: La Gioconda - Laura


    Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Bratislava


    -L.van Beethoven 9th Symphony, alto Michaela Šebestová, opening of the cultural summer, House of Arts Piešt'any, Rastislav Štúr

    2021


    State Opera, Banská Bystrica

    -Concert of opera soloists 

    -G.Verdi: Rigoletto- Maddalena 

     -G.Verdi: La Traviata - Flora (debut) 

     -P.I.Tchaikovsky - Olga