BIOGRAPHY

Jaroslav Patočka.

 

Jaroslav Patočka, a native of the Czech Republic (Liberec), had a close relationship with music from an early age, when he attended the then Folk Art School (cello, piano) and was a member of the Severáček choir. He studied at the Pardubice Conservatory with professors Václav Zítek and Milan Stříteský. From the beginning of his singing career, he was led by the long-time soloist of the National Theater in Prague, Václav Zítek.

He participated in many master classes, among others with the leading German bassist René Pape and the Italian operatic tenor and pedagogue Antonio Carangelo.

In 2006, he made his debut in the role of Banco (G. Verdi-Macbeth) at the F. X. Šalda Theater in Liberec. In the following years he performed here as Sparafucile (Rigoletto), King of Egypt (Aida), Alidoro (La Cenerentola), Kuno (Der Freischütz), Mícha (The Bartered Bride), Lucifer (
The Devil and Kate), Bonze (Madame Butterfly), Crespel and Luther (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Thibaut of Ark (The Maid of Orleans) and in other roles. In 2018, he debuted at the North Bohemian Theater in Ústí nad Labem in the roles of Chrudoš (Libuše) and Kecal (The Bartered Bride).

In 2022, he debuted at the National Theater in Prague as Zuniga in the opera Carmen. Furthermore, he is dedicated to the concert activity and performs with many Czech and foreign orchestras. His repertoire includes operas, oratorios, and also songs. Performed opera roles:

  • Giuseppe Verdi: Banco (Macbeth)
  • Giuseppe Verdi: The King of Egypt (Aida)
  • Giuseppe Verdi: Sparafucile (Rigoletto)
  • Giuseppe Verdi: Marullo (Rigoletto)
  • Giuseppe Verdi: Fra Melitone (La forza del destino)
  • Giuseppe Verdi: High priest of Baal (Nabucco)
  • Giuseppe Verdi: Zaccaria (Nabucco)
  • Giuseppe Verdi: Pietro (Simmone Boccanegra)
  • Giuseppe Verdi: Markyz d’Obigny (La Traviata)
  • Giuseppe Verdi: Silvano (A Masked Ball)
  • Antonin Dvorak: Lucifer (The Devil and Kate)
  • Bedřich Smetana: Chrudos (Libuse)
  • Bedrich Smetana: Kecal – a marriage broker (The Bartered Bride)
  • Bedrich Smetana: Mícha (The Bartered Bride)
  • Charles Francois Gounod: Wagner (Faust / Margarete)
  • Georges Bizet: Zuniga (Carmen)
  • Jacques Offenbach: Crespel (Les Contes d’Hoffmann)
  • Jacques Offenbach: Luther (Les Contes d’Hoffmann)
  • Vincenzo Bellini: Alessio (La sonnambula)
  • Giacomo Puccini: The Bonze, Cio-Cio-san’s uncle (Madame Butterfly)
  • Giacomo Puccini: The Imperial Commissioner (Madame Butterfly)
  • Giacomo Puccini: Benoit (La bohème)
  • Gioacchino Rossini: Alidoro (La Cenerentola)
  • Carl Maria von Weber: Cuno, a hereditary forester (Der Freischütz)
  • W.A. Mozart: Sarastro (The Magic Flute)
  • W.A. Mozart: Speaker of the temple (The Magic Flute)
  • Otto Nicolai: Herr Reich (Page) (The Merry Wives of Windsor)
  • Erwin Schulhoff: Pantalon (Flames)
  • Tschaikowski: Thibaut d’Arc (The Maid of Orleans)

Concert and song production:

  • Antonín Dvořák: Stabat Mater, Op.58
  • Antonín Dvořák: Saint Ludmila (oratorio)
  • Antonín Dvořák: Mass in D major, Op.86
  • Antonín Dvořák: Te Deum, Op.103
  • Antonín Dvořák: Biblical Songs op.99
  • Jakub Jan Ryba: Czech Christmas Mass
  • Jakub Jan Ryba: Missa Solemnis in C major
  • Václav Jan Kopriva: Messe Pastoral
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Messe C-Dur op. 86
  • F. X. Brixi: Missa pastoralis
  • W.A.Mozart: Mass in C major, K.317
  • W.A. Mozart: Requiem d-moll
  • G. Fauré: Requiem d-moll
  • G. F. Händel: Oratorium Messias
  • J. Laburda: Missa pastoralis
  • G. Rossini: Stabat Mater
  • G. Verdi: Requiem