Dagmar Pecková is now something of a fixed star in Europe's sky of great voices. She graduated from the Prague Conservatory and, following a period of two years spent working in opera in Dresden, was taken on as a soloist with the Semper Opera. One year later she became a soloist with the Staatsoper in Berlin. Since the very beginning of her singing career she has worked under the guidance of Antonie Denygrová. Now she makes guest appearances at Europe's leading opera houses, including those in Stuttgart, Berlin, Paris, Geneva, Dresden, Hamburg and Basel, and in 1998 she gave a highly successful debut performance at London's Royal Opera, Covent Garden, singing the role of Cherubino. In 1999 she will be adding Prague to that long list of cities, appearing in the role of Carmen.
At these various theatres Dagmar Pecková performs major roles from the world of opera. As a concert artist, she presents wide-ranging programmes that incorporate standard classical repertoire as well as works by important contemporary composers. She appears in concert halls in cities all around the world, such as those in London, Oslo, Madrid, Vienna, Prague, Tel Aviv, Munich, Liverpool, Zürich and elsewhere. She is a frequent guest of the Czech Philharmonic, with whom she has undertaken concert tours of Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong (with Jiří Bělohlávek) and of England (with Libor Pešek). She makes appearances at prestigious music festivals, including those in Salzburg, Bregenz, San Sebastián and Prague.
Dagmar Pecková's recordings on the Supraphon label include a CD of Mozart arias and a disc with songs by Mahler and Berio. She also participated in a recording of Katja Kabanová, in which she sung the role of Varvara.