Walterova is a soloist of the Prague
Mozart Opera Company. She graduated from the
Prague Conservatory and the Prague
Academy of Musical Arts in the classes of Professors Libuse Domaninska and
Karel Berman. She also furthered her studies with Helmuth Rilling in Stuttgart,
Germany, and was selected personally by Madam Jarmila Novotna, a famous Czech
soprano and one of Maestro Toscanini's favourite singers at the Metropolitan
Opera, to study privately with her in NEW YORK. While a student, she won top
prizes in the competitions in her homeland and in Germany and received the Czechoslovak
Radio First Prize for her interpretation of contemporary music.
then, she has sung in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia (and
the USSR), Belgium and many other European countries. Her NEW
YORK debut took place
Walterova's preference for concert stage rather than operatic career brought her
into collaboration with top Czech music ensembles, specialising in ancient music
(eg., Ars rediviva, Music Bohemia,
Cantores Pragenses). At the same time, she became recognised as an important
interpreter of romantic and modern songs; her favourites being Schumann, Brahms,
Grieg, Smetana, Janacek, Martinu and Stravinsky.
repertoire, however, is dominated by oratoria works and masses. She has sung
over 80 works, ranging from Beethoven's Ninth
Symphony, Dvorak's Stabat Matert,
to Verdi's Requiem. Her achievement
in the fields of cantata, oratorio and song places her firmly among the best in
the young generation of Czech singers.
has performed together with Edita Gruberova in an opera recital in the works of
Donizetti and Bellini (CD Supraphon - CBS LONDON, 1988).
has made numerous recordings, including three CD Profiles: "CZECH
SACRED MUSIC" (containing Dvorak's Biblical songs) 1991 BONTON MUSIC,
"Virginie Walterova" 1992
ULTRAPHON and "JOHANNES BRAHMS -
SONGS" 1997 G2.
also works as a teacher at J. Jezek's
Conservatoire in Prague.
Walterova performed recitals in Japan /Kyoto 1997, Sapporo 1998, Nagoya 1999 and
Singapore 1996 - 1998/
Virginie Waletrova is the winner of the World Prize of Antonin Dvorak by the Masaryk Academy of Arts (Prague 2001)