“Petr Nekoranec is the walking definition of a rising star, with a voice and stage presence well beyond his tender age of 26.“
Tenor Petr Nekoranec is one of the most distinct singers of the upcoming generation in the Czech Republic. Since September 2018, he has been soloist of the Oper Stuttgart, where he has been singing three main roles, Rossini‘s Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Ramiro (La cenerentola) and Donizetti‘s Ernesto (Don Pasquale). In autumn 2019, Supraphon released his profile album French Arias, which Peter Nekoranec recorded along with the Czech Philharmonic under the baton of Christopher Franklin.
In 2016–2018, Petr attended the Lindemann Program for Young Artist at the Metropolitan Opera. He is the first Czech who has been accepted into this prestigious two-year program. In 2014–2016, Petr was a member of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, and its Opera Studio, where he portrayed several roles, including the title role of Rossini’s Le comte Ory, and Britten’s Albert Herring. The latter role earned him the 2016 Bavarian Art Award. In January 2018, he was granted another prestigious distinction, the Classic Prague Award in the category Talent of the Year 2017.
Petr Nekoranec is also a laureate of many European singing competitions. On January 2017, he won one of the most prestigious singing competitions, the International Competition of Francesco Viñas which takes place in Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona. He took the first place and received Plácido Domingo’s special prize. He was a semi-finalist of Placido Domingo’s Operalia and Voice Competition in Montreal in 2018, Queen Sonja International Singing Competition in 2015. In July 2014 in Vienna, he won the International Singing Competition named after the famous Bulgarian-Austrian soprano Ljuba Welitsch, while in September 2014, he took second place at Concours International de Chant in Toulouse, France. At home, at the International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary, he took 2nd place in 2013, and he also received several other awards, including the Prague Spring Music Festival Prize.
Petr Nekoranec studied at the Pardubice Conservatoire in the class of Jarmila Chaloupková. He also collaborates with the Italian tenor and tutor Antonio Carangelo.