Aneta Petrasová

The Czech mezzo-soprano, Aneta Petrasova, learned flute and then operatic singing with Christine Kluge at music school in Prague. She continued her education at the Leos Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts (JAMU) in Brno, where she earned a bachelor’s degree under the guidance of Professor Anna Barová. During her studies, she performed in JAMU’s Chamber Opera and in minor roles at the National Theatre in Brno. At the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden in 2014, she graduated from diploma studies in the class of prof. Hendrikje Wangemann and is now completing a concert class taught by Professors. Olaf Bär and Britta Schwarz. She also attended Ludger Rémy’s early music workshops. During her studies there, she has performed selected arias and songs for alto (or Mezzo-soprano), which she presented at the Bachkantaten im Palais project, Dresdner Musikfestspiele, Matinee in Semperoper, LiedGut, in concert with the North Bohemian Philharmonic of Teplice (Dvorak’s Biblical Songs) and the Moravian Philharmonic (a selection from Des Knaben Wunderhorn by Gustav Mahler). During her studies she had already received numerous awards at different competitions, for example Dušek’s Singing Competition. She is a laureate of vocal competitions, including the Bohuslav Martinů Competition. Aneta Petrasova is equally at home in 17th- and 18th-century repertoire and 19th-century Lieder. Since 2013, she has been a member and soloist of the Dresdner Kammerchor, under artistic director Hans-Christoph Rademann, and since 2015 she has worked closely with Václav Luks’s Collegium Vocale 1704. She has appeared with those ensembles at prestigious festivals, such as the Salzburger Festspiele, Bachfest Leipzig, Bachwoche Stuttgart, Resonanzen in Vienna and Utrecht Early Music Festival, and also at such venues at the Wiener Konzerthaus and Berliner Philharmonie. She has also taken part in performances of Vivaldi’s opera Arsilda, regina di Ponto with Collegium 1704, presented on European stages. Since 2015, she has also been working with the German vocal ensemble AuditivVokal Dresden, which deals with the interpretation of contemporary music.

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