Jozef KUNDLAK

Country / Pays : Management : France
Vocalists : Tenors


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Jozef Kundlák est né le 12 octobre 1956 à Bratislava. Il a étudié au Conservatoire de Bratislava dans la classe d' Ida Cernecka. Après avoir terminé ses études, il a participé à la Summer Opera Cours de l'European Opera Center en Belgique en 1984. En 1983, il est devenu membre soliste du Théâtre national slovaque, avec lequel il a participé à des projets en Allemagne, en Espagne, en Suisse et au Bolsoy Theater à Moscou. Après les récompenses, il remporte le Concours Dvorak A. (1978) et M. Schneider Trnavsky Contest (1981), il a remporté le Luciano Pavarotti's Singer's Contest à Philadelphie en 1985. Grâce à son extraordinaire voix claire et lumineuse, Jozef Kundlák a été engagé au Teatro alla Scala de Milan, Teatro San Carlo à Neapol, Teatro Comunale de Bologne, Teatro La Fenice de Venise, Teatro Carlo Felici à Gênes, à Rome, à Florence, en Bavière, à l' Opéra d'État de Munich, à l'Opéra de Francfort, au Deutsche Oper de Berlin, à l'Opéra de Philadelphie, à l'Opéra d'État de Vienne et bien d'autres scènes d'opéra en Europe. Il a collaboré avec de nombreux chefs d'orchestre renommés et remarquables, comme Bruno Bartoletti, Riccardo Muti, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Peter Schreier, F. Luisi, chap. Thielemann et autres. Pendant l'année Mozart en 1991, Jozef Kundlák a chanté le Requiem de Mozart avec l'Orchestre de Philadelphie sous la direction de Riccardo Muti au Carnegie Hall à New York et à l'Academy of Music de Philadelphie. Il a également chanté plusieurs oratoires et messes au Concert Hall de Vienne, à Stuttgart, Milan et Salzburg. En 1991, il a présenté le rôle de Belmonte dans l'opéra de Mozart “Entführung aus dem Serail“ au Deutsche Oper de Berlin et l'Opéra d'Etat bavarois de Munich. A cette époque il a ajouté de nouveaux rôles à son répertoire, comme Alfredo dans La Traviata, Fenton dans Falstaff, Faust dans Faust de Gounod et Boito's Mefistofeles, Lensky dans Eugène Onéguine et le grand succès de l'introduction de Werther Dans Lyone dans la même pièce-nom de J. Massenet. En juillet 1997, son hôte de spectacles au festival de l'opérette à Trieste dans le rôle de Camille de Rossillon F. Lehar dans l ' «Lustige Witwe» s'est avéré être un grand succès.

Biography :

Jozef Kundlák was born on October 12, 1956 in Bratislava. He studied at Conservatory in Bratislava in Prof. Ida Cernecka's class. After finishing his studies he participated in the Summer Opera Course of the European Opera Center in Belgium in 1984. In the year 1983 he has become a member soloist of the Slovak National Theatre and with which he participated in projects in Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Bolsoy Theater in Moscow. After the Awards he won on the A. Dvorak Contest (1978) and M. Schneider Trnavsky Contest (1981), he won the Luciano Pavarotti's Singer's Contest in Philadelphia in 1985.

Thanks to his extraordinary clear and bright tenore expression Jozef Kundlák has been engaged in Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Teatro San Carlo in Neapol, Teatro Communale in Bologne, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Teatro Carlo Felici in Genove, in Rome, Florence, Bavarian State Opera in Munich, in Opera of Frankfurt, in Deutsche Oper in Berlin, in Opera of Philadelphia, in Vienna's State Opera and many other opera scenes in Europe. He cooperated with many outstanding and renowned conductors, like Bruno Bartoletti, Riccardo Muti, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Peter Schreier, F. Luisi, Ch. Thielemann and others.

In the Mozart's Year - 1991 - Jozef Kundlák sang the Mozart's Requiem with Philadelphian Orchestra under Riccardo Muti in Carnegie Hall in New York and in the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. He also sang various Oratories and Masses in Vienna Concert Hall, in Stutgart, Milan and Salisburg. In 1991 he introduced the role of Belmonte in Mozart's opera "Entführung aus dem Serail" in Deutsche Oper in Berlin and Bavarian State Opera in Munich. In this era he added new roles to his repertoire, like Alfredo in "La Traviata", Fenton in "Falstaff", Faust in Gounod's "Faust" and Boito's "Mefistofeles", Lensky in "Eugen Onegin" and a very successful introduction of Werther in Lyon in the even-named piece from J. Massenet. In July 1997 his guest performance at the operetta festival in Triest in the role of Camille de Rossillon in F. Lehar's "Lustige Witwe" turned out to be a great success.

As a soloist of the Slovak National Theatre Jozef Kundlák performs various roles from the lyrical repertoire: Prince in Dvorak's "Rusalka", Elvino in Bellini's opera "La Sonnambula", again various roles from Mozart's operas, Fenton in Verdi's "Falstaff", Count of Mantova in Verdi's "Rigoletto", Edgardo in Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor", Nemorino in Donizetti' "L'elisir d'Amore", Werther in "Werther" from Massenet, Laertes in "Hamlet" and King in Virgin of Orleans from P. I. Tchaikovski. His latest premieres were "The Kiss" from B. Smetana, Janácek's "Káta Kabanová" and “The Players“ from J. Beneš. In 2004 Kundlák participated in the Slovak National Theatres tour to Japan, where he played the role of Alfredo in La Traviata. In the year 2005 he learnt the role of Lenskij in Peter Konwitschny 's Eugen Onegin. In november 2006 in Brno he performed in the premiere of a role very beneficial for his further development, namely the role of Idomeneo in W. A. Mozart 's even-named opera. In January 2007 Kundlák learnt a high and difficult role in the world premiere of “Lacrimae Alexandri Magni” from the contemporary Czech composer Tom áš Hanzlík and performed it in the Prague National Theatre.

Besides acting on opera stages, he regularly performs on many European and world concert stages. Kundlák performs a large Mozart and Haydn repertoire, concert works from Dvorak, Janacek, Stravinski. He also performed in Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis" in Graz and in Shostakovic's "De la poésie Juive" in Paris. For Salisburg he learnt "Johannes Passion" and "9th Symphony" from Beethoven. In Leipzig he performed "Messiah" from Händel with the conductor Fabio Luisi. With the same conductor he participated also in the Anniversary Strauss Concert with the Munich Philharmony.

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