Jakub Klecker

The Head of the Opera of the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre belongs to the most significant conductors of his generation. He was born into family of musicians and since early age he played on piano. After singing in children’s choir Kantiléna he decided to dedicate his life to music. For Kantiléna’s choirmaster Ivan Sedláček was important to lead his students not just to collective and vocal feeling of music but also to teach them how important it is to organize their work and being enthusiastic. In 2006 Jakub Klecker became Artistic director of this children’s choir. Despite to his workload he remains on this position till today. Under his leadership choir continues in previous achievements.

Klecker studied conducting at Jiří Bělohlávek and Tomáš Koutník’s classes at the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (HAMU). After finishing his studies, he was offered position of a conductor in National Theatre Brno in Janáček Opera. For a while he worked also as Principal Conductor of this opera. Under his musical preparation audience could experience interesting production such as The Miracles of Mary by Bohuslav Martinů, Puccini’s Tosca, Smetana’s Kiss, The Devil and Kate by Antonín Dvořák or Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte.

In 2010 begin his cooperation with National Moravian-Silesian Theatre on productions of Janáček’s Šárka and Martinů’s Ariadna. In years that followed he musically prepared The Rake’s Progress (Igor Stravinsky) or ballets La Sylphide and The Cinderella. In 2015 Jakub Klecker was named as The Head of the Opera and his first production in this new position was Three Wishes by Bohuslav Martinů. Since then he prepared operas The Brandenburgers in Bohemia and The Secret by Bedřich Smetana, Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, Verdi’s Otello and Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District.

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