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Marie Fajtova - soprano

Soprano Marie Fajtova first studied piano at Prague Conservatory (1992 - 1998) and then singing with Professor Jiri Kotouc (1998 - 2003). Presently she is polishing her operatic vocal technique with the American soprano Nancy Henninger. In 1994 she won the International Bedrich Smetana piano competition. In the year 2004 she was a finalist in the Antonin Dvorak International Singing Competition where she won an award to perform with the Prague Symphonic Orchestra FOK.

In the season 2005/2006 she was a member of the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Pilsen where she created the roles of Norina in Donizetti's Opera Don Pasquale and Fiordiligli in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte. Since the season 2007/2008 she is soloist with the National Theatre Opera in Prague. She has added much of the international opera repertoire to her singing roles; Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata, Donna Elvira in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Susanna in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Pamina in Mozart's Die Zauberflote and Frasquita in G. Bizet's Carmen. She has also been performing on the stage of the National Theatre in Czech Operas: Barce in Smetana´s The Kiss and Despino in Martinu´s The Greek Passion.

Marie Fajtova is guest soloist in other Czech Opera Houses. She can be heard as Violetta in the State Opera Prague, as Nedda in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci and as Lauretta in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi in The National Theatre Brno.

In Japan Ms Fajtova has performed for opera audiences the role of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro and Pamina in Mozart's Die Zauberflote. She perfomed the role of Violetta in Regensburg and in Mannheim Germany at their Summer Festivals. Marie Fajtova received rave reviews. In Finland and in France she performed the title role of in Pergolesi´s opera La serva padrona.