Gabriela Eibenová


After graduating from the Prague Conservatoire and after studying in London, soprano Gabriela Eibenová concentrated her efforts chiefly on concert performances and the interpretation of early music, encouraged to focus on this discipline by English tenor James Griffett (then a guest tutor in Prague and Brno). She has since become a highly sought-after soprano in her field. She has appeared alongside distinguished artists and has taken on several title roles in Baroque operas, both on the Czech and international scene (the staging of Purcell´s opera Dido and Aeneas was hailed in the Czech Republic as production of the year in 1998 and garnered the Alfréd Radok Award). Since 2000 she has played an important part (as both singer and programmer) shaping the profile of Ensemble Inégal, which she founded with her husband Adam Viktora.

Appreciated for her vocal abilities by audiences and critics alike, Gabriela Eibenová is frequently invited to perform as a soloist with prominent European early music ensembles; she sings at prestigious festivals all over Europe (Musica Antiqua Bruges, The Utrecht early Music Festival, Tage Alter Music in Herne, the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music in London, Tage Alter Music Regensburg etc.), she sang for the Pope John Paul II, the Dalai Lama and for various high-ranking European statesmen, and she has travelled to Israel and Japan as well. The soprano´s repertoire is remarkably diverse – she gives solo recitals, presents contemporary music, she appears as a soloist with Classical orchestras at home and abroad, and she has been a guest artist at the National Theatre, the Prague State Opera and the J.K. Tyl Theatre in Plzeň. Gabriela Eibenová´s performances are regularly featured on the radio and her voice is captured on more than 30 CD´s.