„…a truly enormous talent…”
Slovak soprano Slávka Zámečníková joined the ensemble of the Vienna State Opera in September 2020, making her debut as Norina (Don Pasquale), Musetta (La Bohème), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Frasquita (Carmen) and Poppea in the new production of Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea under Pablo Heras-Casado. In this season she will also appear as Contessa in the new production of Le nozze di Figaro in Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden. In 2019/2020 she made her role debut as Dircé in Cherubini’s Médée and jumped in as Nanetta in Verdi’s Falstaff under Zubin Mehta, both at the Berlin State Opera. In the season 2017/18, she also appeared in the Prague National Theatre and Slovak National Theatre as Sophie (Werther) and made her debut as Ilia (Idomeneo) in the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden within the Internationale Maifestspiele 2019. Previously she was a member of the International Opera Studio of the Berlin State Opera (2017/2018 and 2018/2019), where she made her debut as First Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Miss Jessel (Turn of the Screw), Falke (Frau ohne Schatten), Une chasseresse (Hippolyte et Arice) under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, Ännchen/cover (Der Freischütz), Flora Bervoix (La Traviata) and Nanetta (Falstaff) as cover for the star soprano Nadine Sierra under the baton of Daniel Barenboim.
The soprano has been recently awarded Third Prize at the prestigious international competition Neue Stimmen 2019 in Gütersloh as well as at the renowned International Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition in Villach. She has also been awarded Second Prize at the greatest Polish competition – International Stanislaw Moniuszko Competition in Teatr Wielki in Warsaw and the Second Prize at the German national competition – Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin 2018. She received First Prize at the International Competition Accademia Belcanto 2018 in Graz, at the International Antonín Dvořák Competition 2016 in Carlsbad and several other international competitions. In 2018 she made her debut at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg under Sir Simon Rattle and at the Prague Spring Festival in the Mahlers Symphony No. 4 with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra.
Successful debut at the Vienna State Opera
Neue Stimmen Singing Competition 2019│3rd Prize Winner
Congratulations on the big success at the Neue Stimmen Singing Competition !
More than 1500 singers participated at this years prestigious international competition Neue Stimmen, 42 of them made it to the final rounds in Gütersloh and Slávka was one of the 10 who could take part at the grand final. Her outstanding performance of Mozart’s Donna Anna and Charpentier´s Louise made her win the 3rd Prize. Congratulations !!!
Listen to her final performance of Mozart´s aria of Donna Anna – Non mi dir (Le nozze di Figaro)
J.P.Rameau – Hippolyte et Aricie (Simon Rattle) | DVD Release
New DVD of Jean Philippe Rameaus opera Hippolyte et Aricie from the Berlin State Opera has been released. You can hear Slávka Zámečníková as a Huntress under Simon Rattle with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
- Freiburg Baroque Orchestra & State Opera Choir
- Simon Rattle (Conductor)
- Anna Prohaska (Aricie)
- Magdalena Kožená (Phèdre)
- Elsa Dreisig (Diane)
- Sarah Aristidou (La Grande Pretresse, Une matelone)
- Slávka Zámečníková (Chasseresse)
- Serena Sáenz Molinero (Une bergère)
- Reinoud Van Mechelen (Hippolyte)
- Gyula Orendt (Thésée)
- Peter Rose (Pluto/Jupiter)
- Roman Trekel (Tisiphone)
- Linard Vrielink, Arttu Kataja, Jan Martini (Parque)
- Stage – Olafur Elíasson
Hans Gabor Belvedere International Competition | 3rd Prize Winner
Congratulations on winning the 3rd Prize !
More than 1100 participants applied for one of the most prestigious competitions worldwide, about 160 were selected to take part at the final rounds and only 15 managed it to the finals. At the final concert Slávka Zámečníková presented aria of Louise ” Depuis le jour” by Gustave Charpentier.
1.Prize – Valeriia Savinskaia ( 21, Soprano, Russia )
2.Prize – Boikhutso Owen Metsileng ( 32, Tenor, South Africa )
3. Prize – Slávka Zámečníková ( 27, Soprano, Slovakia )
International Stanislaw Moniuszko Competition│2nd Prize Winner
Huge success at the largest Polish competition !
Slávka Zámečníková has come 2nd in the Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal competition, the largest international singing contest in Poland. The 10th annual of this event featured around 400 competitors, 86 of whom were selected in three rounds. The competition was held in Teatr Wielki – Opera Narodova (Polish National Theatre) in Warsaw.
International Jury: Piotr Beczała, Jonathan Friend (Metropolitan Opera), Tobias Oliver Hasan (Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin), Boris Ignatov Staatsoper Stuttgart), Izabella Kłosińska (Teatr Wielki), Robert Körner (Opéra de Lyon), Gianluca Macheda (GM Art&Music), Pål Christian Moe (Bayerische Staatsoper & Glyndebourne Opera Festival), Nicholas Payne (Opera Europe), Alain Perroux (Festival d’Aix-en-Provence), John Allison (Opera Magazine), Ewa Podleś , Tobias Truniger (Bayerische Staatsoper) and Evamaria Wieser (Salzburg Festival & Lyric Opera of Chicago).
Read an article about her success (SK) :
Listen to her performance of the polish aria of Hanna (The Haunted Manor) by S.Moniuszko in the finals :
Internationale Maifestspiele │Ilia │Idomeneo
Slávka made her role and opera house debut as Ilia in Mozart’s Idomeneo at the opening night of the Interationale Maifestspiele in the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden.
Bundeswettbewerb Gesang 2018│2nd Prize winner
Slávka succeeded at the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang 2018 !
Slávka Zámečníková became the 2nd Prize winner of this year’s Bundeswettbewerb Gesang in Berlin. In the Finals her outstanding interpretation of the aria of Frau Fluth “Nun eilt herbei” by Otto Nicolai from “Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor” convinced the Jury consisting of intendants and general directors of leading german opera houses and music festivals including Komische Oper Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin and Bregenzer Festspiele. At the finals concert the young soprano performed with the Orchestra of Komische Oper Berlin under Axel Kober, general director of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein.