Michaela Šrůmová Claudio (soprano)
Michaela Šrůmová studied solo singing at the Prague State Conservatory with Olga Jiráková. During her studies, she graduated from the Summer Master Interpreting Courses of Medieval Music in Valtice, Moravia, led by the British singing teacher James Griffis. Following her studies, she participated successfully in the Ema Destinnová International Singing Competition in České Budějovice. She has also participated in master classes given by the Argentinian singer José Cura.
Michaela Šrůmová is a regular guest of the Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK concert agency. In 2010, she performed with FOK in the live recording of the renewed Czech premier of Gluck’s opera Ezio as Emperor Valentiniano. She sang the role of Countess Drahomíra in the world premiere of the oratorio St. Wenceslas written by the contemporary composer Martin Kumžák.
She has collaborated with many conductors such as H. Rilling, O. Dohnányi, J. Talich, T. Netopil, R. Válek, Z. Müller, V. Luks, P. Vronský, as well as numerous ensembles and orchestras including the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra, Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, Czech Ensemble Baroque Orchestra, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Capella da Camera.
In the National Theatre in Prague she has appeared in the following productions: L. Janáček: Jano (Jenůfa), L. Janáček: Feklusha (Katya Kabanova), B. Britten: Lady in Wayting (Gloriana). She performs as a guest soloist at the J. K. Tyl Theater in Pilsen, appearing as Anna Reich in O. Nicolai’s opera The Merry Wives of Windsdor. She has performed in Stockholm, Kairo, Bergerac, as well as in various places in Germany and Poland. At present she can also be seen at the famous Prague-based Ypsilon Studio where she sings Pamina in a musical comedy called Get Mozart written to the motives of Mozart’s Magic Flute.
She regularly performs at many renowned musical festivals in Czech Repulic, singing in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Haydn’s Il mondo della luna, Purcell’s King Arthur, Te Deum and Exaudiat Te Dominus by Lully, Mozart’s Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem, Judas Maccabeus and The Messiah by Händel, Creation by Haydn and many others.
In collaboration with the dance company Hradišťan and The Czech Ensemble Baroque Orchestra, she has accepted roles in The Bouquet of Flowers by B. Martinů and the Czech Christmas Mass by J. J. Ryba.