Eva Hornyáková

Eva was born in Levoča, Slovakia and studied opera singing at the Conservatory of Music, Košice, with Ľudmila Somorjaiová. Later, at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Bratislava Eva attended Zlatica Livorová’s class. After graduating from the Academy, Eva attended Master classes taught by Peter Dvorský and Zlatica Livorová.

In 2002, at the M. Sch. Trnavský competition, Eva was awarded a special prize for her excellent vocal interpretation of song. In 2004, Eva took first prize in the Imrich Godin competition in Vráble, Slovakia. Eva then began slovak interpretive scenes as the protagonist in many vocal/instrumental pieces from modern Slovak composer Víťazoslav Kubička. In the pastoral messas Znovuzrodenie, Eva performed the main role of Angel. In author´s next piece she sang the part of Katarina von Bora in the opera Martin Luther, and also sang in Kubička’s Requiem in Košice under conductor Peter Feranec and she sang in International Music Festival Smetana´s Litomyšl.

Eva debuted in 2006 at the Opera of Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava with role La Contessa Almaviva in Mozart’s opera Le Nozze di Figaro. That same year she reached the semi-finals at Competizione dell´Opera in Dresden, Germany. Eva appeared again in April 2007 at the Slovak National Theatre singing Echo in the new modern production of Strauss´s opera Ariadne auf Naxos.

Her subsequent role, Mimi, in Puccini´s La Bohéme was followed by great success under conductor Oliver von Dohnányi, reaching the finals in the following International Singing Competitions in Bayreuthe, Germany; world-reknown competition of Hans Gabor Belveder, Vienna; and Maria Callas Grand Prix 2009, Athens. Eva gave yet another inspired interpretation of Puccini’s Mimi in La Coruňa, Spain, Staadstheatre Braunschweig, Germany, State opera in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, Pafos Opera Festival 2010 Cyprus and in international production for tour cross Japan during September and October of 2010.

Eva’s Mařenka in Smetana’s opera Prodaná nevěsta/The Bartered bride, cast in modern form by Pavel Mikuláštik and conductor Rastislav Štúr in Slovak National Theatre, was an excellent production. During summer 2009 she sang Mařenka on Opern Air festival in Austrian Gars am Kamp. She continue with roles Pamina /Mozart-The Magic flute with Friedrich Haider conductor, Donna Elvira /Mozart-Don Giovanni/, Marquerite /Gounod-Faust/ in production of renowned stage director Gintaras Varnas for new production of Slovak National Theater in season 2009/2010. Eva was contestant of Operalia 2010 in Milan, La scala, Italy.

The Slovak National Theatre casted Eva for the role of Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen and in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci as Nedda. In 2011, Eva performed with Mr. David Lomelli and the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra in the Czech Republic, the Eternal Gospel from Janacek in Janacek Theatre in Brno, and again the role of Micaela in the Opern Air festival in Austria Gars am Kamp.

Eva shined as a gentle Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello casted with conductor O. Lenard. Her concert tours in Spain and France with role Mimi, Mozart’s concert in Istanbul, tours in Japan with Prague State Opera and opening of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore in role Adina with orchestra Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina in Korea are just a little piece of her brilliant worldwide performances.

In addition to her theatrical operatic roles, Eva is a well-known performer in concerts, both at home and abroad.

Antonín Dvořák: Rusalka, Aria “Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém”
E. Kálmán: Heia in den Bergen
Lecuona – Maria la O