In spite of his young age, Jan Stava already appeared
as a soloist on the stages of several opera houses: highlights of the last seasons were his debut
at the BBC Proms in a concert performance of Smetana's Dalibor in May 2015
unter the baton of Jiri Belohlavek and his debut at Opera de Paris in the last
season in Strauss Rosenkavalier as police inspector.
At the Estates Theater in Prague, the site of the
first performance of Mozart's Don
Giovanni, he sang in a new production of the very same opera the part of
Leporello. At this historical Mozart-Theater he also sang in the first cast
Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail
and Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro.
The Smetana festival engaged him for a new production of Purcell's The Fairy Queen.
In the 2016/17 season he will return ti the Estates
Theater in Prague a.o. as Bartolo and Leporello. In Brno he will have his role
debut as Gouverneur in Le Comte Ory.The Opéra National de Lorraine Nancy invited him to
sing Truffaldino in Ariadne auf Naxos.
Due to his great acting talent Jan Stava was hired in the past as Osmin for the
new production of Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the opera houses of
Montpellier and Nantes / Angers in 2012/13 and as a result he performed at the
Opéra de Toulon the role of Alidoro in Rossini ' s Cenerentola.
Previous concert highlights were his interpretation of
Dvorak's Requiem with the Orchestre National de Lyon and with the Beethoven
Orchestra Bonn. With the NDR Radiophilharmonie he excelled in an aria evening and
received great reaction from the audience and the press. His concert repertoire
include a.o. Mozart's Requiem, Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ, Missa
dominicalis and Missa Pastoralis by Brixi, Dvorak's Biblical Songs and Haydn 's
In 2012 Jan Stava participated at the Young Singers Project in Salzburg. He won
several important competitions, including the Bohuslav Martinu Competition in
Prague, the Dusek Competition and the Prague Singer Contest. His talent was
also recognized by Jose Cura, who awarded him a special prize for the most
gifted singer of his own masterclasses in Nancy.
Jan Stava studied singing
at the National Janacek Academy of Music in Brno.