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 Orfeus and Eurydice [Orfeo ed Euridice] (Slovak National Theater, Wielki Theater Warsaw, 2008), The dead city [Die tote Stadt] (Danish National Opera Copenhagen, 2010), The kiss [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 Theater Tokyo, 2011), Jenůfa (Slovak National Theater, 2012), The Sicilian vespers [I vespri siciliani] (Brno National Theater, 2013), Don Carlo (National Theater Opera Prague, 2013) and Katya Kabanova [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.