Svatopluk Sem

Svatopluk Sem

Baritone

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Svatopluk Sem studied voice under the guidance of D. Volfová at the Conservatory in
ČeskéBudějovice. He became a soloist in the South Bohemian Theatre in České
Budějoviceafter finishing his studies. Here he portrayed many main characters
such asFigaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Germonte (La traviata), Valentin
(Faust),Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Guglielmo (Cosí fan tutte) or Belcore
(L´elisird´amore).               
     

He regularly performs in many operahouses in the Czech Republic such as the
National Theatre in Prague, The StateOpera in Prague, the J. K. Tyl Theatre in
Pilsen, the South Bohemian Theatre in České Budějovice, the NationalTheatre
Brno or the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava. Hisrepertoire
includes several dozen roles of different nature.Svatopluk Sem has been
performing in productions of various directors – O. Havelka, J. Heřman,
M.Forman, The Theatre Group SKUTR (M. Kukučka & L. Trpišovský) and
cooperated withmany famous conductors. Among others we can name G. Albrecht, A.
Allemandi, J. Bělohlávek,T. Brauner, E. Dovico, P. Feranec, E. Fiore, H.
M. Förster, J. Hrůša, R.Jindra, J. Keenen, O. Lenárd, T. Netopil, L.
Pešek, Mario De Rose or D.Savic. 

He has made his appearance not only in the Czech Republic but also abroad. Japan,
Denmark, South Korea, Austria, Spain, Germany, Russia, Italy or England are
examples of countries where we couldsee Svatopluk Sem on stage. He cooperates
with orchestras such as the BBCSymphony Orchestra, PKF – Prague Philharmonia
etc.   He cooperated with London BBC Orchestra under the baton of J.
Bělohlávek on arecording of Smetana's Bartered Bride for the label Harmonia
Mundi. He recorded a document "Rolando meets Don Giovanni" for BBC,
where he performed together with Rolando Villazón in the role of Don Giovanni.He
is a frequent guest of prestigious international music festivals such as
theDvořákova Praha International Music Festival, Opern Air Gars am Kampf
inAustria, The Prague Spring International Music Festival, International
OperaFestival Smetana’s Litomyšl or the IMF ČeskýKrumlov. In his field he
has received three times the prestigious Karel Roden Award
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