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Marie BUDÍKOVÁ

(*3.4.1904, Prague - ✝15.7.1984, Prague)

Czech opera singer - soprano

She was a wife of the Czech composer Otakar Jeremiáš (1892–1962), but she was also known under her maiden name. She studied commercial high school and singing only privately. In 1925, she had her debut performance on the non-professional opera stage. In 1929, she was engaged in Pilsen, and form 1933 to 1956, she performed at the National Theatre in Prague. She primarily performed from repertoire of Czech composers, such as Smetana, Dvořák, Foerster, Janáček, and E. F. Burian. She became apparend for her performances in the roles of Mimi in Puccini's La bohéme, Michaela in Bizet's Carmen, Nedda in Leonvacallo´s Commediants, Tatiana in Tchaikovsky's Eugen Onegin. She worked also as a concert singer with the repertoire of Czech contemporary music. She worked as a pedagogue at the Prague Conservatory (1941-1949) and at the Academy of Performing Arts (1957-1973).

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