JAN DRAHOVZAL

He is a native of Brno. After finishing primary school, he continued studying electronics at Secondary Technical School of Mechanical Engineering.  After passing a school-leaving exam, he was accepted to study solo singing at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno. 
 
After graduation at this Academy, he was successfully accepted to the Silesian Theatre Opava where he stayed for two years. During these years, he studied several tenor roles, e.g. Lensky in Eugene Onegin from P.I. Tchaikovsky, Jeník in The Cunning Peasant from Antonín Dvořák, Vítek in The Bridegrooms from J.F. Fischera etc. 
 
On the basis of a successful audition, he accepted an engagement in the operetta company in the State Theatre Ostrava-at that time and even nowadays he is a member of the current National Moravian-Silesian Theatre. He has created a range of operetta roles such as title role of Paganini from Franz Lehár, The Tsarevich from Franz Lehár, The Beggar Student from Karel Millöcker, The Gypsy Baron from Johann Strauss, Souchong in The Land of Smiles from Franz Lehár, Einstein in The Bat from Johann Strauss, an earl in Wienna Blood from Johann Strauss, Edwin and Feri in The Gypsy Princess from Emmerich Kálmán, Tassilo and earl Populesco in Countess Maritza from Emmerich Kálmán, Jim in Rose Mary from Rudolf Friml, Průcha in Pearls of Virgin Seraphim from Rudolf Piskáček any many more. When it comes to the musical roles, he has created for instance Higgins in My Fair Lady from Frederick Loewe, Arthur in Camelot from the same author, Joe-Josephine in Sugar from P. Stone and many others. He has also guested in theatres in Brno, České Budějovice, Olomouc, Opava, Plzeň etc. 
 
As for the concerts, he is very active in cooperation with the Slovak State Philharmonic, Košice, the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, Brass Band Vítkovák, the Band of the Ministry of the Interior in Ostrava. He has performed at many concerts in the Czech Republic but also abroad e.g. England, Belgium, France, Italy, Israel, Germany, Poland, Austria, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland. He has cooperated even with the Czech Television and Czech and Slovak radio. 
 
Between 1994 and 1999, he was an assistant professor at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ostrava where he conducted voice courses for students and pedagogues at the Department of German Studies, the Faculty of Arts, University of Ostrava. 
 
Received awards: the laureate of the International Antonín Dvořák’s  Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary (1974), The Czech Literary Fund award for the title role in J. Strausse’ The Gypsy Baron (1988).

 

 
Cast - Season:
ANYTHING GOESCaptain
CATSOld Deuteronomy
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR2. priest
REBECCAColonel Julyan
ROMEO AND JULIETFather Lorenzo
ANYTHING GOESCaptain
CATSOld Deuteronomy
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR2. priest
JOSEF AND HIS AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
KISS ME, KATE
REBECCAColonel Julyan
ROMEO AND JULIETFather Lorenzo
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR2. priest
KISS ME, KATE
REBECCAColonel Julyan
ROMEO AND JULIETFather Lorenzo
THE OPERA BALL
THE PHANTOM OF LONDONDoctor Adams
FUNNY GIRLMr Rinaldi
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR2. priest
JOSEF AND HIS AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
KISS ME, KATE
REBECCAColonel Julyan
SUNSET BOULEVARD
THE OPERA BALL
THE PHANTOM OF LONDONDoctor Adams
FUNNY GIRLMr Rinaldi
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
KYTICE (Bouquet)

LA BELLE HÉLÉNEMeneláos
MRAZÍK (The Father Frost)Mrazik
SUNSET BOULEVARD
THE OPERA BALL
THE PHANTOM OF LONDONDoctor Adams
A NIGHT AT KARLŠTEJN
FUNNY GIRLMr Rinaldi
JOSEF AND HIS AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
KYTICE (Bouquet)

LA BELLE HÉLÉNEMeneláos
MRAZÍK (The Father Frost)Mrazik
SUNSET BOULEVARD
THE COUSIN FROM NOWHERE
THE GYPSY PRINCESS Feri von Kerekes, called Feri bácsi
THE PHANTOM OF LONDONDoctor Adams
A NIGHT AT KARLŠTEJN
ADVENT CONCERTKašpar
GUYS & DOLLSArvid - Sara's father
JOSEF AND HIS AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
LA BELLE HÉLÉNEMeneláos
MRAZÍK (The Father Frost)Mrazik
THE COUSIN FROM NOWHERE
THE GYPSY PRINCESS Feri von Kerekes, called Feri bácsi
THE PHANTOM OF LONDONDoctor Adams
A NIGHT AT KARLŠTEJN
FINIAN’S RAINBOW
GUYS & DOLLSArvid - Sara's father
JOSEF AND HIS AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
MRAZÍK (The Father Frost)Mrazik
POLISH BLOOD

THE GYPSY PRINCESS Feri von Kerekes, called Feri bácsi
THE PHANTOM OF LONDONDoctor Adams
A NIGHT AT KARLŠTEJN
FINIAN’S RAINBOW
GUYS & DOLLSArvid - Sara's father
MAMZELLE NITOUCHE
MARGUERITE
MRAZÍK (The Father Frost)Mrazik
PARDON MY ENGLISH
POLISH BLOOD

ROSE MARIEHawley
A NIGHT AT KARLŠTEJN
MAMZELLE NITOUCHE
MARGUERITE
PARDON MY ENGLISH
ROSE MARIEHawley
THE BATGabriel Eisenstein, soukromník
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
MAMZELLE NITOUCHE
THE BATGabriel Eisenstein, soukromník
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
Photos - Season:
ANYTHING GOES
Martina Šnytová (Reno Sweeney), Adam Živnůstka (Billy Crocker), Jan Drahovzal (Captain), Tomáš Savka (Moonface Martin)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
ROMEO AND JULIET
Jan Drahovzal (Father Lorenzo), Patricia Janečková (Julie), Radek Melša (Romeo)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
JOSEF AND HIS AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Jan Drahovzal, Vendula Příhodová, Michal Sedláček, Ilona Piskořová
Photo by: Martin Popelář
JOSEF AND HIS AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Roman Žiška, Lukáš Moravec, Jan Drahovzal, Juraj Čiernik, Robert Finta, Roman Harok (Joseph), Josef Lekeš, Martin Tomsa, Marcel Školout, Peter Svetlík, Jan Kaštovský
Photo by: Martin Popelář
KISS ME, KATE
Jan Drahovzal, Lada Bělašková, Jan Vlas, Juraj Čiernik
Photo by: Martin Popelář
REBECCA
Soňa Jungová (Mrs. van Hopper), Jan Drahovzal (Colonel Julyan)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
REBECCA
Scéna předběžného šetření

Josef Lekeš (Horridge), Jan Drahovzal (Colonel Julyan), Tomáš Novotný (Maxim de Winter), Ján Slezák (Frank Crawley), Veronika Prášil Gidová (I), Tereza Kavecká (Beatrice), Peter Svetlík (Giles), Tomáš Savka (Jack Favell), Katarína Hasprová (Mrs. Danvers)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Krvavé peníze

Ariel Zmuda, Juraj Čiernik, Jan Drahovzal, Lukáš Adam, Josef Lekeš, Marcel Školout
Photo by: Martin Popelář
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Krvavé peníze

Jan Drahovzal, Jiří Siuda, Petr Dopita, Lukáš Adam, Josef Lekeš, Marcel Školout
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THE OPERA BALL
Jan Drahovzal, Petra Langerová
Photo by: Martin Popelář
FUNNY GIRL
Jarmila Hašková (Mrs Meeker), Dagmar Mimrová (Mrs O'Malley), Jan Drahovzal (Mr Rinaldi), Monika Absolonová (Fanny Brice), Roman Harok (Eddie Ryan), Zdenka Babrajová (Mrs Brice), Libor Olma (Tom Keeney)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
FUNNY GIRL
Jan Drahovzal (Mr Rinaldi), Martina Šnytová (Fanny Brice), Lukáš Vlček (Nick Arnstein)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
KYTICE (Bouquet)
Zlatý kolovrat

Jan Drahovzal, Patricia Janečková, Matyáš Walder
Photo by: Martin Popelář
KYTICE (Bouquet)
Zlatý kolovrat

Matyáš Walder, Patricia Janečková, Jan Drahovzal
Photo by: Martin Popelář
KYTICE (Bouquet)
Zlatý kolovrat

Patricia Janečková, Jan Drahovzal, Matyáš Walder, Petra Langerová, Bára Knopová
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THE COUSIN FROM NOWHERE
Jan Drahovzal, Miroslav Urbánek ml., Denisa Bílá, Marcel Školout, Eva Zbrožková
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THE COUSIN FROM NOWHERE
Miroslav Urbánek ml., Marcel Školout, Jan Drahovzal, Denisa Bílá, Eva Zbrožková
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THE COUSIN FROM NOWHERE
Jan Drahovzal, Eva Zbrožková, Denisa Bílá
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THE COUSIN FROM NOWHERE
Jan Drahovzal, Eva Zbrožková
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THE COUSIN FROM NOWHERE
Jan Drahovzal, Josef Moravec, Eva Zbrožková, Jana Doležílková
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THE PHANTOM OF LONDON
Pitva

Lukáš Moravec, Marcel Školout (Geoffreey Hudgens), Veronika Prášil Gidová (Kitty), Jan Drahovzal (Doctor Adams), Roman Žiška
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THE PHANTOM OF LONDON
Petr Miller, Jan Drahovzal (Doctor Adams), Jaroslav Rusnák (Chuck Bradley), Marcel Školout (Geoffreey Hudgens), Roman Harok (Neznámý)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
ROSE MARIE
Jan Drahovzal (Hawley), Hana Fialová (Wanda, Indian Woman)
Photo by: Radovan Šťastný
THE BAT
Jan Drahovzal (Gabriel Eisenstein, soukromník), Gabriela Jelínková (Rosalinda, jeho žena)
Photo by: Vojtěch Bartek
THE BAT
Janka Hoštáková (Rosalinda, jeho žena), Jan Drahovzal (Gabriel Eisenstein, soukromník)
Photo by: Vojtěch Bartek