About me

Soprano Alena Miro has graduate from the Conservatory in Pardubice and the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. Already during her studies, she has become a laureate of the Antonín Dvořák International Voice Competition in Karlovy Vary and a holder of the Jarmila Novotná Prize for young Czech singers. She has completed international interpretation courses led by Yevgeny Nestěrenko, Gabriela Beňačková and studied with the Italian soprano Francesca Patanè. For a long time, she has been cooperating with prof. Eva Blahová. Immediately after her graduation she began to guest perform at the Prague State Opera and a year later, in 2002, she became a soloist of the Prague State Opera and the National Theatre in Prague, where she worked until 2018. She played here, inter alia, the role of 1st Lady (W. A. Mozart: The Magic Flute), Nuri (E. d’Albert: Tiefland), Kuchtík (A. Dvořák: Rusalka), Pamina (W. A. Mozart: The Magic Flute), Micaela (G. Bizet: Carmen), etc. From 2011 to 2017 she was a guest singer in the role of Mařenka (B. Smetana: The Bartered Bride) at the Janáček Opera of the National Theatre in Brno.

Alena Miro has collaborated with many renowned conductors such as Jiří Bělohlávek, Tomáš Brauner, Enrico Dovico, Heiko Matias Förster, Hilary Griffiths, Jakub Hrůša, Martin Leginus, Ondrej Lenárd, Claire Levacher, Charles Olivier Munroe, Leoš Svárovský, Rastislav Štúr, Guillaume Tourniaire and many others. She has performed with leading Czech and Slovak orchestras, such as the Prague Philharmonic, FOK, SOČR, Slovak Philharmonic, State Philharmonic Košice, State Chamber Orchestra Žilina. She has performed at festivals such as Smetana Litomyšl, Prague Spring, Mitte Europa and many others. So far, Alena Miro has performed on theatre and concert stages not only in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, but also in Austria, Germany, Croatia, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Qatar, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, China and Japan.

Alena Miro is the holder of the Gustav Mahler Prize for Performance awarded by the European Union of Arts.