Tomáš Král

The Czech baritone Tomáš Král studied at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts
in Brno under Adriana Hlavsová. He took part in masterclasses with Julie Hasler,
Howard Crook, Peter Schreier, Joel Frederiksen, and he regularaly consulted Ivan

Since 2005, Tomáš collaborates regularly with Czech ensembles such as Collegium
1704, Collegium Marianum, Musica Florea. He also joined forces to other European
ensembles and orchestras including Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra, Collegium Vocale
Gent, La Venexiana, Vox Luminis, Holland Baroque Orchestra, B’Rock Orchestra.
He has presented himself at European venues or festivals such as Prague Spring,
Dresdner Festspiele, Festival de La Chaise-Dieu, Festival de Sablé, Festival
d’Ambronay, Oude Muziek Utrecht, MA Brugge, BOZAR in Brussels, Wien
Konzerthaus, London’s Wigmore hall, Wratislavia Cantans, Salzburger Festspiele and
elsewhere. During the season 2017/18, Tomas sang Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium at
the Musikverein in Vienna, Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine with Gli Angeli
Genève under Stephan MacLeod, Bach’s Magnificat with B’Rock Orchestra under
Benjamin Bayl, Vivaldi’s L’Olimpiade (Clistene) with Wrocław Baroque Orchestra
under Rinaldo Alessandrini, and, Telemann’s Der Tag des Gerichts with il Gardellino
under Peter Van Heyghen. He also started collaboration with Raphaël Pichon, and his
Ensemble Pygmalion, with different programmes focussing on Bach’s cantatas as
well as his Johannes Passion where he took part of Jesus.

Tomáš Král also devotes himself to opera, having appeared as Uberto in La serva
padrona by Pergolesi, Giove in Cavalli’s La Calisto with Collegium Marianum,
Lisingo in Le Cinesi by Gluck with Collegium 1704, Ernesto in Haydn’s Il Mondo
della Luna with Ensemble Baroque, and, Apollo in Handel’s Apollo e Dafne with
Musica Florea. Tomas was also invited to sing at the Moravian Theatre, in Olomouc,
in productions of Suppé’s Boccaccio (title role) and Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte
(Guglielmo). In 2014, he takes part in a stage production of Mozart’s Requiem
conducted by Michael Hofstetter with performances at the Kunstfestspiele
Herrenhausen in Hannover and Theater Gießen. The same year, he sings in concert
the part of Ottokar in Weber’s Freischütz for the Styriarte Festival in Graz. He then
returned to Theater Gießen to sing the main role in Telemann’s adaptation of Handel’s
Riccardo Primo. In 2016, he took part in the Pierre Audi’s highly acclaimed
production of Bach’s St. John Passion with B’Rock orchestra under Andreas Spering
with performances at Klara Festival in Brussels, Wratislavia Cantans, Opera Forward
Festival in Amsterdam and in the Opera de Rouen. This same year, he was Apollo in
Monteverdi’s Orfeo in Opéra de Dijon. In 2017, he sings the role of Polyphemus in
Handel’s Acis and Galatea for the Halle Handel Festspiele.

Tomáš Král has taken part in many recordings including the music of Jan Dismas
Zelenka (Missa votiva, Lamentationes Ieremiae Prophetae), Bach’s Mass in B minor
with Collegium 1704, and, in most recently, Leoš Janáček’s Moravian Folk Songs.


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