Personality profile

Photo: Lívia Ághová

Lívia Ághová

7 Oct 1963 Šaľa

classical music
soprano

Bio

Bio

1978 - 1984
Conservatory in Bratislava
from 1985
soloist at the Slovak National Theatre Opera
from 1988
soloist at the National Theatre Opera in Prague

She has been a laureate at numerous singing competitions. Making guest appearances on important opera stages in Europe, she has sung in Vienna, Madrid, Salzburg, Moscow, Köln, Seville, etc. She has performed in concert e.g. with the Czech Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Bamber Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris etc. Each year in her native Šala she holds a New Year charity concert. Currently she teaches at the Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory in Prague, in the Department of Singing for Musicals.

Bibliography

  • Gaál, László: Diva mohla prevziať cenu primátora
    2009 Új szó 21.01 2009 , p. 24
  • J. V.: Úspech Lívie Ághovej
    1992 Hudobný život 1992, no. 10, p. 7
  • Dohnalová, Lýdia: Medzinárodné úspechy mladých
    1988 Hudobný život 1988, no. 22, p. 4
  • Litschauerová, Nina: Som spokojná, pretože spievam : Hovoríme so sólistkou opery SND L. Ághovou
    1988 Práca 13. 02. 1988 , p. 7
  • Pospíšilová, Iveta: Svetový potlesk opäť nášmu hlasu
    1988 Smena 03. 10. 1988 , p. 1
  • Kolláthová, Zuzana: Sopranistka Lívia Ághová
    1986 Hudobný život 1986, no. 13, p. 3
  • M. G.: Z galérie najmladších : Hvoríme so sólistkou opery SND Líviou Ághovou
    1986 Večerník 01. 08. 1986 , p. 6
  • Berger, Igor: Dozrievanie si žiada čas : K vystúpeniu mladých interpretov v Klariskách
    1986 Ľud 02. 09. 1986 , p. 5

Discography

  • Photo: Svet nám ich závidí : Lívia Ághová Live SVET NÁM ICH ZÁVIDÍ : LÍVIA ÁGHOVÁ LIVE
    2017 CD – R141 007-2-131
    1. Tommaso Giordani: Caro mio ben
      Lívia Ághová (s), Bratislava Metropolitan Orchestra, Dušan Štefánek (dir.)
    2. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: L'amerò, sarò costante, aria from the opera Il re pastore
      Lívia Ághová (s), Peter Uličný (vn), Bratislava Metropolitan Orchestra, Dušan Štefánek (dir.)
    3. Giacomo Puccini: O mio babbino caro, aria from the opera Gianni Schicchi
      Lívia Ághová (s), Bratislava Metropolitan Orchestra, Dušan Štefánek (dir.)
    4. Antonín Dvořák: Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém, aria from the opera Rusalka
      Lívia Ághová (s), Bratislava Metropolitan Orchestra, Dušan Štefánek (dir.)
    5. Franz Lehár: Vilja Song from the operetta The Merry Widow
      Lívia Ághová (s), Bratislava Metropolitan Orchestra, Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    6. Franz Lehár: There was once a girl, song from the operetta Gipsy Love
      Lívia Ághová (s), Bratislava Metropolitan Orchestra, Dušan Štefánek (dir.)
    7. Franz Lehár: My lips kiss with such fire, song from the operetta Giuditta
      Lívia Ághová (s), Bratislava Metropolitan Orchestra, Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    8. Robert Stolz: Play your violin, song from the operetta Venus in Silk
      Lívia Ághová (s), Peter Uličný (vn), Bratislava Metropolitan Orchestra, Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    9. George Gershwin: Summertime, aria from the opera Porgy and Bess
      Lívia Ághová (s), Bratislava Metropolitan Orchestra, Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    10. Frederick Loewe: I could have danced all night, song from the musical My Fair Lady
      Lívia Ághová (s), Bratislava Metropolitan Orchestra, Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    11. Cole Porter: So in Love, song from the musical Kiss Me, Kate
      Lívia Ághová (s), Bratislava Metropolitan Orchestra, Michal Šintál (dir.)
    12. Egon Krák: Tarantella tempestosa
      Lívia Ághová (s), Bratislava Metropolitan Orchestra, Dušan Štefánek (dir.)
  • Photo:
    2006 CD – Orfeo C678062H
    1. Antonín Dvořák: Král a uhlíř, B. 21
      Lívia Ághová (s), Michelle Breedt (ms), Dalibor Jenis (br), Michal Lehotský (tenor), Peter Mikuláš (bas), Pražský komorní sbor, WDR Rundfunkchor Köln, WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln, Gerd Albrecht (dir.)
  • Photo:
    2004 CD – Orfeo C641043F
    1. Antonín Dvořák: Jakobín
      Andrea Danková (s), Lívia Ághová (s), Michal Lehotský (tenor), Marcin Bronikowski (br), Peter Mikuláš (bas), Pražský komorní sbor, Kölner Domchor, WDR Rundfunkchor Köln, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Gerd Albrecht (dir.)
  • Photo:
    2004 CD – Supraphon SU 3793-2 633
    1. Antonín Dvořák: Dimitrij. Grand Opera in Four Acts, Op. 64
      Leo Marian Vodička (t), Drahomíra Drobková (ms), Luděk Vele (b), Peter Mikuláš (b), Zdeněk Harvánek (br), Lívia Ághová (s), Pavel Haderer (b), Ivan Kusnjer (br), Magdaléna Hajóssyová (s), Prague Radio Chorus, Pavel Kühn (zbm.), Prague Philharmonic Choir, Lubomír Mátl (zbm.), Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Gerd Albrecht (dir.)
  • Photo:
    1995 CD – Orfeo C384951A
    1. Leoš Janáček: Osud
      Peter Straka (tenor), Lívia Ághová (s), Marta Beňačková (ms), Štefan Margita (tenor), Peter Mikuláš (bas), Ivan Kusnjer (br), Pražský komorní sbor, Česká filharmonie, Gerd Albrecht (dir.)
  • Photo:
    1995 CD – Opus 91 2373-2231
    1. Jozef Podprocký: F. X. Zomb: Missa brevis ex D, Op. 23 No. 2
      Lívia Ághová (s), Marta Beňačková (a), Ľudovít Ludha (t), Peter Mikuláš (b), Ivan Sokol (org), Bratislava City Choir, Ladislav Holásek (zbm.), Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Richard Zimmer (dir.)
    2. Jozef Podprocký: F. X. Zomb: Vesperae Cassovienses, Op. 23 No. 1
      Lívia Ághová (s), Marta Beňačková (a), Ľudovít Ludha (t), Peter Mikuláš (b), Ivan Sokol (org), Bratislava City Choir, Ladislav Holásek (zbm.), Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Richard Zimmer (dir.)
  • Photo: Ilja Zeljenka: Son of Man, Slovak Passion – Stage Oratorio ILJA ZELJENKA: SON OF MAN, SLOVAK PASSION – STAGE ORATORIO
    1994 CD – A.L.I. Records AI-0025-2-301
    1. Ilja Zeljenka: The Son of Man
      Vladimír Kubovčík (b), Ľudovít Ludha (t), Jozef Ábel (t), Juraj Peter (b), Lívia Ághová (s), Hana Štolfová-Bandová (ms), František Urcikán (t), Milada Mačáková (s), Ján Pražienka (t), Slovenský komorný zbor SĽUKu, Moyzes Quartet, Orchester SĽUK-u, Pavol Procházka (dir.)

Awards

  • ARD International Music Competition in Munich (DE)
    1988 - 2nd prize
  • Antonín Dvořák International Vocal Competition, Karlové Vary (CZ)
    1988 - laureate
  • Prague Spring International Music Competition, Prague (CZ)
    1986 - 2nd prize
  • Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský International Vocal Competition, Trnava (SK)
    1985 - 1st prize

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Egon Krák: Tarantella tempestosa
    for soprano solo and symphony orchestra
    18 Dec
    2016
    First performances in Slovakia
    Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav City Theatre, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Lívia Ághová (s), Bratislava Metropolitan Orchestra, Dušan Štefánek (dir.)
  • Ilja Zeljenka: The Son of Man
    Slovak Passion – Stage Oratorio
    25 Mar
    1993
    First performances in Slovakia
    Chamber stage of the Slovak Folk Art Ensemble, Bratislava-Rusovce, SK
    PERFORMERS: Vladimír Kubovčík (b), Ľudovít Ludha (t), Jozef Ábel (t), Juraj Peter (b), Lívia Ághová (s), Hana Štolfová-Bandová (ms), František Urcikán (t), Milada Mačáková (s), Ján Pražienka (t), Moyzes Quartet, Slovenský komorný zbor SĽUKu, The Slovak Folk Artistic Ensemble's Choir, Pavol Procházka (dir.)


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