Czech tenor Ladislav Elgr makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2017/18 Season as Skuratov (From the House of the Dead).
Elgr studied at Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and while a student sang several roles at Prague’s National Theatre. He was a member of the opera studios of Nuremberg State Opera 2005–6 and Hamburg State Opera 2006–8, and for two seasons was a member of Vienna Volksoper where his roles included Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Lorenzo (Fra Diavolo), Nando (Tiefland), Alfred (Die Fledermaus) and Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). He has also sung for Glyndebourne Festival, La Fenice, Venice, Paris Opéra, Theater an der Wien, Semperoper Dresden, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg State Opera, Berlin State Opera, Cologne Opera, Royal Danish Opera, Rome Opera, Opera Vlaanderen and the Helsinki Festival, among others. His repertory includes Števa Buryja (Jenufa), Boris (Kát’a Kabanová), Albert Gregor (The Makropulos Affair), Don José (Carmen), Erik (Der fliegende Holländer), Prince (Rusalka), Matteo (Arabella), Sergei (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk), Jimmy Mahony (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny), Dionysus (Henze’s The Bassarids) and Gaveston (Scartazzini’s Edward II, role creation).
Elgr’s many concert appearances include the Glagolitic Mass with Vienna Philharmonic and Pierre Boulez and with Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel, The Diary of One Who Disappeared at Kfar Blum Music Festival, Das Lied von der Erde in Madrid, Dvorák’s Stabat Mater and Verdi’s Requiem at Herkules Hall, Munich, and Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht on tour with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra and Thomas Hengelbrock.