Jakub Rousek

Tenor Jakub Rousek born on March 22, 1982 in Olomouc, after graduating from a hotel school and working in the field, began studying privately in 2004 opera singing with Mgr. Václav Málek, opera director and long-time soloist of the Moravian Theater Opera. Since 2016, he has been singing privately with the holder of the Thalia, the baritonist Pavel Kamas.

Since 2005 he has been engaged as a member of the choir of the Moravian Theater in Olomouc. After a three-year engagement in the choir, he became a soloist of opera and operetta on the same stage in September 2008. During his engagement, he sang pivotal roles in the first major, such as Roberto Leicester in Maria Stuarda, Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte, Gianetta in Strace the Thief, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Don José in Carmen, Jeník in The Bartered Bride, Nemorina in The Drink of Love, Gabriel Adorn in Simon Boccanegra, Calaf in Turandot, Regent in the Fall of the Antichrist by Viktor Ullmann, Lukáš in Hubička, the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, Manolios in Greek Passions, the title role of Ernani and many other opera roles. He also sang many interesting roles in the operetta, such as Gaston Dumenil in the Ball at the Opera, Camille de Rossilon in The Merry Widow, Průcha in the Pearls of the Virgin of Seraphim, Alfred in The Bat or the title role of Knight Modrovous by Jacques Offenbach. And many other smaller roles. He has also performed abroad with the Olomouc Opera / Germany, Austria, France, Slovakia, Poland /.

In 2008 he also took part in the Janáček Brno festival, where he sang the original version to Janáček Jenůfa / 1904 / in the role of Lac. He also played the main roles as a guest at the Silesian Theater in Opava. Let them be Laca in Jenůfa awarded by Libuška, the Audience Award for the best production at the Opera 2015 festival in Prague, Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca, Turiddu in Peasant Cavalier, Don José in Carmen, Foresto in Attila, or Ismael in Nabucco. He was also invited to the operetta The Merry Widow, where he played Camilla de Rossilon for the second time in his career. He also performed with the Opava Theater on the stage of the Silesian Opera in Bytom, Poland.

He is also involved in concert activities, he has toured several times over the years with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Orff’s Carmina Burana. on the leading concert stages in Germany and Belgium / Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Kiel, Leipzig, Antwerp, Brussels and others /.
He also performs in various gala opera and operetta performances in Germany, Austria, Belgium, France and Poland. He has performed with the Moravian Philharmonic in Olomouc, the Janáček Philharmonic in Ostrava, the Hradec Králové Philharmonic and the Polish Baltic Philharmonic in Gdańsk.

He has collaborated with conductors Miloslav Oswald, Petr Šumník, Tomáš Hanák, Ondrej Olos, Petr Chromčák, Marek Šedivý,
J.H. Frank, Tomas Groegr, Martin Peschík, Jakub Klecker and others.

He collaborated on stages with renowned directors Václav Málek, Michael Tarant, Jana Andělová Pletichová, J.A.Pitínský, Martin Dubovice,
Václav Klemens, Karla Štaubertová, Dagmar Hlubková, Lubor Cukr, Lev Pugliesi, Oldřich Kříž and others

In the 2013-2014 season, he was awarded the prize for the best stage performance in Olomouc in the role of Calaf Pucinni’s Turandot. For the 2016-2017 season, he was awarded the prize for the best stage performance in the role of Manolios in Olomouc in the Greek Passions of Bohuslav Martinů and also nominated for the same role in the wider nomination of the Thalia Award 2017. In 2019, he received the Olomouc Region Award for his contribution to the field of culture 2018.

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