About Marie Fajtová
The Czech soprano Marie Fajtovástudied at the Prague Conservatoire, first piano (1992–98) and later opera singing under the mentorship of Jiří Kotouč (1998–2003). Currently, she is developing her voice skills under the American soprano Nancy Henninger. She was a finalist of the Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition in 2004, where she received the Prague Symphony Orchestra Award. In 2008 she won the Grand Prize in the Barbara Hendricks International Vocal Competition in Strasbourg. Marie Fajtová was a soloist of J. K. Tyl Theatre in Plzeň in 2005/06 seasonand since the 2006/07 season, she has been a soloist of the National Theatre Opera in Prague. She performed in Germany (Regensburg and Mannheim), Estonia (Estonian National Opera in Tallinn), Finland (Finnish National Opera) or France. In 2015, she performed as Mozart´s Donna Anna in Teatro Verdi in Trieste. In 2007–2011 she guest appeared also at the Prague State Opera. She has also collaborated with Czech Philharmonic, Prague Philharmonia, Prague Symphony Orchestra etc., and with first class conductors such as Jiří Bělohlávek, Tomáš Netopil, Asher Fish, Kari Tikka and Gianluigi Gelmetti. Throughout her career, Marie Fajtová has performed at the concert halls in many European countries (Spain, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands), Japan, Vietnam, Thai-wan, Brunei, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and Ceuta or even Africa. Baroque music marks a special part of her artistic work, which is realized in cooperation with ensembles Capella Regia Prague, Collegium Marianum, Collegium 1704 and Camerata Nova. At the International Music Festival Prague Spring 2004, she performed as Primislao in Baroque pasticcio Praga nascente da Libussa e Primislao. In 2006, she starred in Handel´s Alcinafor the festival in Valtice and also ang Serpina in La serva padrona at the International Music Festival Český Krumlov. In 2009, Marie Fajtová took part in a recording of a CD Pensive Songs, as well as in recording of a valued CD Il diamante, Serenata ZWV 177 by Jan Dismas Zelenka.