Aleš Briscein

Aleš Briscein


Czech tenor Aleš Briscein started into the 2022–2023 season the tour with the Czech Philharmonic – Glagolitic Mass with the conductor Semjon Byčkov (Edinburgh, Santander, San Sebastian). His first opera project will be Katya Kabanova, role of Boris, in Grand Théâtre de Genève, conducted by Tomas Netopil. He started 2021–22 season as Anatol Kuraguin in a new production of Prokofiev’s War and Peace directed by Calixto Bieito in Geneva.

Among his plans are Mahler’s 8th symphony in Budapest, Schreker’s Der ferne Klang in Prague, Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass in Prague, Vienna, and in the US, as well as Katya Kabanova and Messiaens’ St. François d’Assise in Geneva. He is guesting at many theatres and festivals of his home country in roles like Jiří in Dvořák’s Jakobín, Ladislav in Smetana’s Two widows, Prince in Rusalka, Conte di Albafloria in Martinu’s Mirandolina, as Jaromír in Fibich’s Pád Arkuna, as Lukáš in Smetana’s The Kiss, as Alfredo in La traviata, in the title role of Lohengrin or as Pollione in Bellini’s Norma.

Recent highlights include 2020 Rodion Shchedrin’s opera Lolita at Prague National Theatre and at the Marijinsky Theatre, 2019 the title role in a new production of Smetana’s Dalibor in Frankfurt conducted by Stefan Soltesz, 2018 his debuts as Paul in a new production of Korngold’s Die tote Stadt at Komische Oper Berlin and at Dresden Semperoper, Filka Morozov in a new production of Janáček’s From the House of the Dead at Munich State Opera and as Sergej in Lady Macbeth of the Mzensk District in Ostrava as well as his debut at Deutsche Oper Berlin as Albert Gregor in The Macropulos Affair.

2017 Tambourmajor in Wozzeck at Theater an der Wien conducted by Leo Hussain and staged by Robert Carsen, his debut in the title role of Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg in Graz, 2016 a new production Eugene Oneguin at Komische Oper Berlin, his debut as Skuratov in From the House of the Dead at Savonlinna Opera Festival, and Albert Gregor in a concert performance of Vĕc Makropulos under Jiří Bělohlávek at the BBC Proms. He went on tour to Japan with State Opera Prague as Pollione in Bellini’s Norma and to Hong Kong with National Theatre of Brno as Alber Gregor in and with the Glagolitic Mass.

In 2015 he debuted in the part of Königssohn in Humperdinck’s Königskinder at Opera Frankfurt, performed Laca in Janáček’s Jenůfa at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and sang Stravinsky’s Les Noces in Rome. In 2013/14 he guested in new productions of Così fan tutte at the Komische Oper and of Jenůfa in Graz. In 2016 he was heard as Andrej in Tchaikowsky’s Mazeppa at Komische Oper and as Števa in Jenůfa at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.

In summer 2012 he had a huge success in the title role of Wagner’s Lohengrin at the Tyrolean Festival in Erl under Gustav Kuhn and sang Smetana’s seldom performed opera Two Widows in Angers and Nantes.