Ales Jenis, baritone
Jenis starts the season 2015/16 with performances as Robert (Iolanta), Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni) and Conte Almaviva (Nozze di Figaro) at National Theatre
Prague. Afterwards he rehearses Guglielmo at National Theatre Bratislava for a
new production of Cosi fan tutte. In
January 2016 he returns as Germont to Wiener Volksoper for a series of La Traviata. Upcoming engagements will
bring him to Opéra de Paris, Covent Garden London and La Monnaie Bruxelles.
In the previous season he was guest at Berlin State Opera in From the House of the Dead (Chéreau/Rattle), sang Marcello (La Bohème), Enrico (I Puritani), Barbiere (Barbiere di Siviglia) at National Theatre Bratislava as well as Don Giovanni and Conte (Nozze di Figaro) at National Theatre Prague. At Konzerthaus Dortmund he performed in Orff’s Carmina Burana with Yannick Nézét-Séguin conducting.
Before he was Lord Henry in the world premiere of Dorian Gray by Slovak composer Lubica Cekovska at National Theatre Bratislava. Furthermore he sang Carmina Burana with the Orchestre National de Lille and made his debut as Carlo in a new production of Verdi’s Ernani in Ostrava. At National Theatre Prague he made his role debut as Lord Mountjoy in Britten’s Gloriana und performed the title role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni in Prague’s historical Estates Theatre in June 2012. Before he sang in La Bohème and L´Italiana in Algeri at Opéra de Limoges.
In the season 2012/13 he made his role debut as Giorgio Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata at Oper Graz. In 2010 the baritone debuted at La Scala Milano as well as at Metropolitan Opera New York under Esa-Pekka Salonen. In the part of the prisoner Don Juan he appeared already at Wiener Festwochen, Holland Festival and in Aix-en-Provence as well as at Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin. At Bolshoi Theatre he sang the part of Onegin. In the concert stage he recently performed with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Prague Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Jiri Belohlavek and Tomas Netopil.
In the season 2008/09 Ales Jenis made his debut at New National Theatre Tokyo as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, which he had already sung in Vienna, at Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin and in Santiago de Chile. At Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Valencia he sang Ferdinand in Prokofiews Betrothal in the Monastery as well as Almaviva in a Nozze di Figaro-production. Guest performances include Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin (Butterfly), Wexford Festival (Die drei Pintos), Teatro Lirico Cagliari (Alfonso und Estrella), Grand Théâtre de Genève (Totenhaus), Teatro Municipal Santiago de Chile (Lohengrin), Opéra d’Avignon (Werther), Wiener Volksoper (Butterfly) and Opéra National de Montpellier (Segreto di Susanna).
Ales Jenis has collaborated with conductors and stage directors such as Paolo Arrivabeni, Jiri Belohlavek, Pierre Boulez, Daniel Harding, Richard Hickox, Michail Jurowski, Vladimir Jurowski, Kirill Karabits, Bernhard Kontarsky, Jiri Kout, Tomas Netopil, Marc Piollet or Maximiano Valdes as well as Patrice Chérau, Alfred Kirchner, Peter Konwitschny, Anthony Pilavachi, Luca Ronconi, Pierre Strosser and Graham Vick.