© Zoltan Matuska
© Zoltan Matuska

Petr Nekoranec

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Tenor Petr Nekoranec is one of the most outstanding talents of the young singers generation. Since the 2021/22 season, he has been a soloist at the National Theatre Opera in Prague, where he can be heard as Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Romeo (Roméo et Juliette), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), and Peppe (Pagliacci). In September 2023 he will have his debut as Nemorino in the new production L’elisir d’amore. In the 2018–2020, he was soloist of the Stuttgart State Opera, where he had great successes as Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Ramiro (La cenerentola) and Ernesto (Don Pasquale).


Peter Nekoranec’s recent opera engagements have included the roles of Asprand (Carlo Il Calvo by N.A. Porpora) at the Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival in the The Margravial Opera House, Yuródivïy (Boris Godunov) at the Staatsoper Stuttgart, Almaviva at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, Oronte (Alcina) in Florence alongside Cecilia Bartoli in the title role, and Pylades (Iphigenie en Tauride) at the Opéra national de Lorraine in Nancy.


He regularly cooperates with orchestras like the Czech Philharmonic, PKF – Prague Philharmonia, Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra São Paulo, Warsaw Philharmonic, and worked with conductors such as Jiří Bělohlávek, James Levine, Keath Lockhart, Alexander Liebreich, Petr Popelka, Gianluca Cappuano, Robert Jindra, Giacomo Sagripanti, Petr Altrichter, Tomas Netopil, Oxana Lyniv and others. Petr Nekoranec passionately devotes himself to contemporary music, as evidenced by his intense collaboration with British composer Iain Bell.


In autumn 2019, Peter Nekoranec’s profile album French Arias (Supraphon; Czech Philharmonic, conductor Christopher Franklin) was released.


In 2016, Petr Nekoranec became the first Czech opera singer to be selected for the Lindemann program at the Metropolitan Opera. In 2014–2016 he was a member of the international opera studio oft he Bavarian State Opera in Munich, where he was seen in numerous roles, including the title roles in Rossini‘s Le comte Ory and Britten‘s Albert Herring. For his interpretation of Albert Herring, he was awarded the Bavarian Arts Award 2016 (Bayerischen Kunstförderpreis) in Munich. In 2018, he received the prestigious Classic Prague Awards for the 2017 Talent of the Year. Further he is a laureate of a number of prestigious European competitions, in October 2021, he won the 2nd prize in the Vincerò World Singing Competition in Naples, in January 2017 he became the winner of the Francesco Viñas International Competition, where he also received the Plácido Domingo Award.
Petr Nekoranec studied singing at the Pardubice Conservatory with Jarmila Chaloupková and collaborates with the Italian operatic tenor and tutor Antonio Carangelo.

May 2023 – For the most recent biography, please contact Nicola Kamphausen