Miroslav Švejda

Czech tenor Miroslav Švejda was born in Brno on 7 December 1939. He studied civil engineering but also sang with the Moravian Singing Association. He trained privately as a singer in Brno and then in Siena. In 1969 he won an audition for the position as soloist with the Prague Philharmonic Choir. In the same year he became a soloist at Prague National Theatre Opera and continued there until 2005, singing nearly all the tenor roles in Smetana, Dvořák and Janáček's operas, and also much other repertoire, including Martinů, Mozart, Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Verdi.

He also sang internationally, and on TV.

Miroslav Švejda died on 20 April 2024, aged eighty-four.


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