Adriana Kučerová – Soprano
Tue, 31. Mar. 2020 - 8:00 pm,
Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin Dahlem
Adriana Kučerová – Sopran
Róbert Pechanec – Piano
Eugen Suchoň: „Songs from the Mountains“ selection
1. Tell me, tell
2. How well, how well
3. Broad channel
„Songs from Kúty“ selection
4. Those Kúty, those Kúty
5. On one side of Morava
Im Volkston, op. 73
Zigeunermalodien, Op. 55
A FEW QUESTIONS
What is your idea of perfect happiness? – The moments spent with my family.
If you could time travel, where (rather “when”) would you like to go? – I can easily imagine reliving my childhood. It was a beautiful part of my life. Free of worries. Full of love and nature.
What is your definition of love? – John Lennon already found the best definition: “All you need is love.”
What have been the greatest challenges for you? – Challenges change throughout life. My biggest challenge of the present is to raise my children in a way that enables them to become happy, fulfilled, caring and generous people.
Name a poet, author, painter and composer that you especially like – Andrej Sladkovic – for his poetic portrayal of the Slovak people, Lev Nikolajevic Tolstoy – for his ability to understand the human soul, Vincent van Gogh – for his touching madness, Antonin Dvorak – whose music speaks to my heart.
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be? – I would prefer not to die and stay myself!
Which composer or artist of the past would you like to invite for dinner? – I would need a very long table to seat all of those with whom I’d like to share a moment. In addition to those from question no. 5, I would also invite Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Claude Debussy, Coco Chanel, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, to name a few. Brad Pitt could serve the dinner…
What is your most treasured possession? – The most treasured things in my life are not possessed by me.
What piece changed your life? – I don’t understand the question.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? – Treating our planet as our possession.
Who are your heroes in real life? – Everyone who sacrifices his or her own comfort for the greater good.
What is your motto? – Carpe diem
Adriana Kucerovà studied at the Academy of Music in Bratislava and at the Conservatoire Supérieur de musique de Lyon. After her studies, she won the 1st prize and the audience prize at the international Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition and was supported by the Gulbenkian Foundation.
Shortly thereafter she was invited to many important international opera houses and festivals such as the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the State Operas of Munich and Vienna, the Deutsche Oper and the State Opera Berlin, the Opéra de la Bastille Paris, the Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Teatro Carlo Felice Genoa, the New Israeli Opera Tel Aviv, the Theater an der Wien, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse, Glyndebourne Festival & Touring Opera, Salzburg Mozart Weeks, Salzburg Festival, Ravenna Festival and the BBC Proms, London.
She has enjoyed great success with the title role in Das schlaue Füchslein at the Hamburg State Opera, in performances at the Vienna State Opera as Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore alongside Juan Diego Florez and Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, as well as with L’Elisir d’Amore at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires and various concerts in Europe with Jean-Christophe Spinosi and the Ensemble Mattheus.
Adriana Kucerová has worked with such renowned conductors as Riccardo Muti, Ivor Bolton, Daniel Barenboim, Gustavo Dudamel, Christoph Eschenbach, Vladimir Jurowski, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Kent Nagano, Jean-Christophe Spinosi and Kazushi Ono.
Recently she was successful as Juliette (Romeo et Juliette) in Tasmania and Susanna (Nozze di Figaro) at the Semperoper in Dresden.