On 4 April 2021, Dagmar Pecková, the world-renowned Czech
mezzo-soprano and opera singer, celebrates her 60th birthday.
Dagmar Pecková was born in Chrudim. She studied at the State Conservatory in
Prague. After the engagement in Sächsische Staatsoper in Dresden, she was a
member of Staatsoper in Berlin for several years.
During her successful professional career she performed on world’s most
renowned opera and concert stages, such as Bayerische Staatsoper, Carnegie Hall
New York, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Hamburgische
Staatsoper, National Theatre in Prague, Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Opéra national
de Paris, Opernhaus Zürich, Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, San
Francisco Opera, Sächsische Staatsoper, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Theater Basel,
Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, Teatro Sao Carlos in Lisbon, Wigmore Hall in
London and many others.
She repeatedly performed at prestigious international music festivals, e.g.
the Edinburg International Festival, Salzburger Festspiele, the Prague Spring or
the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival where she was a resident performer
She has sung under the direction of famous conductors, for example J.
Bělohlávek, S. Bychkov, S. Cambreling, P. M. Davies, Ch. von Dohnanyi, Ch.
Dutoit, Ch. Eschenbach, V. Fedoseyev, M. Honeck, N. Järvi, Ch. Mackerras, K.
Nagano, F. Luisi, V. Neumann, L. Pešek, K. Petrenko, G. Prétre, P. Scheider,
S. Young and W. Sawallisch.
She has frequently cooperated with prestigious orchestras, such as the
Bamberger Symphoniker, BBC Symphony, Cleveland Symphony, Czech Philharmonic,
Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, DSO Berlin, London Symphony, Münchner
Philharmoniker, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Orcherstre de la Suisse Romande,
Pittsburg Symphony, Orchestras of WDR, SWR, MDR and NDR, Philharmonisches
Staatsorchester Hamburg, PKF – Prague Philharmonia, Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra, RSO Frankfurt, Staatskapelle Berlin, Staatskapelle
Dresden, Prague Symphony Orchestra, The Philharmonia, Tonhalle Zürich, Wiener
Philharmoniker, Wiener Symphoniker and others.
She has recorded for Supraphon, where she released her latest albums Wanted,
Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, Nativitas, The Magical Gallery a Exaltatio. Her
albums Nativitas and Wanted received Supraphon’s Gold Record 2019.