„Great singing talent“
Soprano Adriana Banásová made her debut in Slovak National Theatre as Sister Genovieffa and Nella
(Il Trittico/Puccini), later as Second wood sprite (Rusalka/Dvořák), Voice of the High Priestess (Aida/Verdi), Annina (La Traviata/Verdi), Tebaldo/Voce dal cielo (Don Carlo/Verdi), Marka (Krútňava/Suchoň) and Julia (A fairy tale of happy end/Zagar). With Il Trittico production she performed as a soloist at the festival Opera 2017 in Prague (CZ) and in November 2020 she also performed as Nella in historically first online streaming of the Slovak National Theatre Opera recording under the baton of Martin Leginus.
Her mainstage works include Zerlina (Don Giovanni/Mozart), Nannetta (Falstaff/Verdi), both in State theatre Košice (SK). With Falstaff production, directed by Oscar-winning Jiří Menzel, also successfully featured at the Summer opera festival in Sopron 2018 (HU) and at the festival Opera 2020 in Prague (CZ). September 2018 marked her debut as Vixen Sharp-Ears (The Cunning little vixen) at the Silesian theatre in Opava (CZ). Banásová also made her debut in National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava (CZ) as well, with roles Sister Genovieffa and Nella. Both of roles she sang at the Smetana´s Litomyšl Opera festival 2019 (CZ).
In 2021 she have recorded her debut aria album Desire with slovak pianist Peter Pažický.
She performed at a festival Castle games of Zvolen („Youth at Castle“) (SK) or music cycle Continuity (Slovak National Theatre), and also cooperated with State Philharmonic Košice, Philharmonic in Brno (CZ), Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, State opera Banská Bystrica (SK), baroque orchestra Solamente Naturali (SK) or Cappella Istropolitana (SK).
The soprano has been awarded several prizes at the international competitions, such as Antonin Dvorak's International Singing Competition 2019 and 2015 in Karlovy Vary (CZ), Bologna International Vocal Competition 2018 (IT) or International Competition Iuventus Canti 2016 (SK). She has participated in the Ada Sari International Vocal Artistry Competition 2021 in Poland (semifinal), Hans Gabor Belvedere International Competition 2019 (Austrian final rounds), Otto Edelmann Singing Competition 2016 in Vienna (semifinal) and Competition dell´Opera in Linz 2015 (semifinal).
Adriana Banásová graduated as an opera-student from the Conservatory in Bratislava, where she also passed the operetta specialization. In addition, she has participated in the Singing master courses of Peter Dvorský in 2015 and 2016, and Summer acting and singing courses in Žďár nad Sázavou (2012) and Znojmo (2013). She studied under the oversight of Dagmar Livorova, and currently she works under the tutorage of Zlatica Livorova.
COMPETITIONS AND AWARDS
2021 Ada Sari International Vocal Artistry Competition (PL)
2019 Antonin Dvorak's International Singing Competition (CZ)
Prize of the Czech Radio Vltava and the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra
Prize of the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra
2019 International Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition (AT)
Participant in final rounds in Austria
2018 Bologna International Vocal Competition (IT)
Varna State Opera House prize
2016 Iuventus Canti (SK)
Prize of State opera Banská Bystrica
Interpretation prize of Music centre Slovakia
Prize for the best interpretation of 20th century music
2016 Otto Edelmann Singing Competition (AT)
2016 Competition dell´Opera in Linz (AT)
2015 Antonin Dvorak's International Singing Competition (CZ)
Prize of Slovak National Theater
Prize for color of voice
2015 Competition of Slovak Conservatories (SK)
2013 Competition of Slovak Conservatories (SK)
2008 Rudolf Petrak´s Singing Competition (SK)