Jacques Offenbach: Orphée aux enfers, Prague National Theatre 2017 – Lenka Šmídová (Public Opinion) (photo Hana Smejkalová)

Prague National Theatre mourns the death of legendary Lenka Šmídová

June 1, 2022 Redakce Operaplus 0

At the age of 60 one of the most beloved and famous Czech opera soloists Lenka Šmídová has died. Aside from her career at the National Theatre she was also well known for her international appearances, having studied with Katia Ricciarelli amongst others and developing an incredibly rich repertoire thanks to her unique voice capacities ranging from dramatic soprano roles to mezzo and alto roles.Šmídová was also a well known philanthropist, patriot and protector of Czech singers and chief of the soloist committee.