Born as Markéta Böhmová in Brno to a musical family, Marketa began her singing career in The Kantiléna Choir and participated in multiple performances at the Brno National Theater as a member of the children’s choir, both in the Czech Republic and abroad (Japan, UK, & Austria).
During her studies at the Faculty of Education at Masaryk University, she successfully represented the school at singing competitions several times, and in 2014 she continued her studies abroad at the State Conservatory in Campobasso, Italy, led by Professor Alda Caiello. In the same year she participated in the Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary, where she received two special prizes for interpretation. Since successfully achieving her Master‘s degree in 2018, she regularly cooperates with many orchestras such as AKAMUS, L’armonia Terrena, Czech Philharmonic, Brno Philharmonic Brno, Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, Moravian Philharmonic orchestra, Czech virtuosi and conductors such as M. Minkowski, A. Liebreich, J. Kyzlink, Z. Klauda, J. Klecker, R. Kružík, etc.
“The final part of the Symphony grew into joyful soprano by means of which a clear voice depicts the beauty of Paradise. Markéta Böhmová has many qualities – musicality, emotional expression, and a perfectly comprehensible diction of the German text. The singer’s sweet voice complemented her appearance and disarming smile. The concert was an enchanting experience that culminated to a graceful finale.”Operaplus: Karla Hoffmanová 2020/3/7
She gained her first theatrical experience with the New Operetta Studio Brno company and in 2016 she debuted the role of Servilia (La Clemenza di Tito) at the National Moravian-Silesian Theater in Ostrava. Other roles followed: Barena (Jenůfa, National Theater Prague 2017); Servilia (concert version of La Clemenza di Tito led by Mark Minkowski, National Theater Prague 2018); Elena (Paris and Elena, Golden Stone Fest); and Ilia (Idomeneo, Theatre of Josef Kajetán Tyl in Pilsen 2019), First Water-nymph (Rusalka, NDM 2019); Pamina (The Magic Flute, ND Prague 2019); Ottavia (The Poppea’s Coronation, DJKT 2020) and Countess (The Marriage of Figaro, Silesian Theater, Opava 2020), for which she was nominated for Thalia award. The last debut was in the new scenic production of Ariane by Monteverdi and Martinů at Smetana Litomyšl Festival 2021.
The season 2021/2022 is for Markéta full of new debuts – she will be a new Mařenka in the modern production of Dvořák’s Prodaná nevěsta (National theatre Prague), a new Donna Elvira in the production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni (Silesian theatre Opava) and she will also perform a soprano role in scenic production of Händel’s Messiah at the open air stage in Český Krumlov this summer. In May 2022 she will also sing Ismene in Gluck’s Alceste at Gluck’s Festival, Bayreuth.
”Markéta Böhmová captured me from the first tones with her clear, soft voice sounding in all octaves moving in numerous jumps and flourishes. Part of Pietas is truly demanding and extensive, with a long surface area of lyrical singing at the beginning (including a duet with Alexius) and especially at the end, where the work closes a monumental and truly virtuoso aria. It was surely the highlight of the evening.”Klasikaplus: Lucia Maloveská 2018/16/12
Since 2016 she has also been a permanent member of the Czech Ensemble Baroque under the leadership of R. Válek, who specializes in authentic interpretation of early music. She has studied many titles with the Ensemble: “Orfeo” by Gluck; “Alexander’s Feast” & “Saul” by Handel; “Mass” (in C minor) & “Requiem” by Mozart; “Mass” (in B minor) & “Magnificat” by Bach; and “Mass” by Bernstein. At the last Music Znojmo Fest 2020 she sung Princess in Michael Haydn´s pantomime “The Dream.“
She regularly participates in courses such as baroque iconic singer Emma Kirkby’s Masterclass, Kateřina & Adam Plachetka’s Masterclass, and Tomáš Netopil’s Summer Academy, to say a few. It is also worth mentioning that In August 2018 Marketa became a finalist of the prestigious Cesti Competition in Innsbruck.
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