Boris Prýgl: A rising star of Czech opera
Bass-baritone Boris Prýgl ranks among the most talented Czech young opera singers. One of the finalists of Plácido Domingo’s Operalia, Prýgl has performed at the Slovak National Theatre and the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. He is now a guest singer at the National Theatre Opera.
Boris Prýgl studied in Bratislava with Zlatica Livrova and first appeared on stage at the Slovak National Theatre where he performed Leporello in Don Giovanni. He later performed at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich (2017 to 2021), where he appeared as Morales (Bizet: Carmen), Ping (Puccini: Turandot), Prince Ottokar (Weber: The Sorcerer), The Hunter (Dvořák: Rusalka) and Marco (Puccini: Gianni Schicchi). In March 2022 he took part in a rendition of Janáček's Glagolitic Mass with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Semyon Byčkov at the Musikverein in Vienna and the Elbe Philharmonic in Hamburg.
Prýgl made his debut at the National Theatre in Prague in 2022 in the role of Guglielmo in Mozart's Così fan tutte and is now a guest singer at the National Theatre Opera.
The promising young singer first gained recognition as the absolute winner of the 2015 Antonín Dvořák Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary where he also received several special awards including the Prague National Theatre Award and Prague Spring IMC Award. He took 2nd place at the Ferruccio Tagliavini Competition in Austria, along with an award for the best interpretation of W. A. Mozart. In July 2017, he was a finalist of two prestigious competitions: Belvedere and Plácido Domingo’s Operalia.