Peter Dvorský

Peter Dvorský made his debut in the role of Lenskij in Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugen Onegin in 1972 in the Slovak National Theater located in Bratislava. His talent was acknowledged by numerous prizes at many international competitions. In 1975/76 he continued his training at a special course for opera artists at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and in 1977 he made his debut at the prestigious Vienna State Opera, which proved to be the launching pad for his international career. In April, 1979 he appeared on the stage of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan in the role of Rodolfo in Puccini’s opera La Bohème. This preformance was such a great success that Peter Dvorský became the most sought after Slovakian artist for famous opera houses. He sang alongside the best partners and was directed by the most famous conductors. Between 1982 and 2000 he was considered one of the four best tenors (alongside Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and José Carreras). He has been awarded several prestigious prizes and titles both in Slovakia and abroad, including: the Kammersänger honorific title in Austria, the Golden Oscar – Francesco Cilea Prize in Reggio Calabria and the Luigi Illica International Prize in Castell’Arquato. Mr. Dvorský was honoured the prize of The first Class Cross of the Slovak Republic in 2013 for spreading the Slovak culture of music and opera singing throughout the world. The same year he was awarded the Enrico Caruso Prize in Milan and the Giuseppe di Stefano Lifetime Achievement Award on 24th July in Filetto, Villafranca in Lunigiana. From 2006 to 2011 he was the director of the Košíce Opera House and from 2011 to 2013 the director of the Slovak National Theater. Currently he is a member of the diplomatic corps of the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Rome, holding the position of the director of the Slovak Institute.