Jaroslav Kyzlink

He was born in Brno, Czech Republic on 21/1/1973. He completed his choir and orchestra conducting studies at the Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts (1997). He worked at the Janacek Opera of the Brno National Theater initially as a chorus conductor (1992 onwards), then as conductor (1996 onwards) and finally as principal conductor and artistic director of the Theater (2001-03). With that theater completing two tours in Japan. Since 1999 he is a guest conductor at the Prague State Opera and since 2002 at the National Theater Opera Prague, where he worked as resident conductor in 2012/13. In 2004-06 he conducted the Slovak National Theater (Bratislava) with which he has since collaborated as resident conductor. He has directed, among others, the operas Orfeo ed Euridice (Slovak National Theatre, Wielki Theater Warsaw, 2008), Die tote Stadt (Danish National Opera, Copenhagen, 2010), Hubička by Bedrich Smetana (Wexford Opera Festival, 2010), The Excursion of Mr. Brouček to the Moon [Výlety páně Broučkovy] (world premiere of the original version, Janacek Brno International Festival, 2010), Rusalka (Bonn, New National Theatre Tokyo, 2011), Jenůfa (Slovak National Theater, 2012), I vespri siciliani (Brno National Theatre, 2013), Don Carlo (National Theatre Opera Prague, 2013) and Káťa Kabanová (Danish National Opera, 2013). He has conducted more than 30 opera productions and has collaborated with numerous symphony orchestras. For the GNO he conducted the operas Rusalka (2008/09) and The cunning little vixen [Příhody lišky Bystroušky] by Leoš Janáček (2014/15). Since 2006 he has been teaching the Music Faculty of the University of Performing Arts, Bratitslava. // Last update of the biography: December 2020 – The list of the productions below is continually updated.