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Conductor Jan Chalupecký, graduate of the Prague Conservatory (specialization cello), started his professional artistic path as a member of the orchestra and eventually conductor of the Prague Chamber Opera in the years 1990-1993.

In the 1993/1994 season he starts to work in the National Theater in Prague (NT) as the assistant of the phenomenal Czech conductor Zdeněk Košler, with whom he studies the opera of Antonín Dvořák, The Jacobin.

From 1994 he was progressively featured in the NT behind the conductor's stand in these operas: The Bartered Bride, Rusalka, Jenůfa, Dalibor, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte, The Magic Flute, Romeo and Juliet, Rigoletto, La Traviata. In the 2000/2001 season an offer arrives for the first independent musical study of the opera for the NT of W. A. Mozart's The Magic Flute under the stage direction of David Radok.

In the 2001/2002 season he takes up the musical study of G. Verdi's opera Macbeth and in 2003 J. B. Kittl's Bianca und Giuseppe. Jan Chalupecký expands his repertoire with these operas: Antonín Dvořák The Devil and Kate (musical study Bohumil Gregor), Leoš Janáček The Excursions of Mr. Brouček (musical study Sir Charles Mackerras), G. Verdi's scenically performed Messa da Requiem (musical study Jiří Kout) and Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito (musical study Alessandro De Marchi). In April 2004 for the NT he studied the world premier of Martin Smolka's opera Nagano. With the opera ensemble of the NT he also appeared in foreign tours in Japan (2001 The Magic Flute, 2003 The Marriage of Figaro), Hong Kong (2000 Rusalka, Jenufa), Slovakia (2002 The Marriage of Figaro) and Hungary (2003 The Marriage of Figaro).

A total of three times he appeared in the prestigious international Prague Spring festival (2001 Jenufa, 2003 Bianca und Giuseppe and Don Giovanni with Ildebrando D´Arcangelo in the title role). Jan_Chalupecky

Besides working in the NT he also cooperates as a guest with other ensembles. In particular with the Mozart Opera (1992-2000 - The Magic Flute, Il Re Pastore, Cosi fan tutte, La clemenza di Tito, The Marriage of Figaro), Theatre in Ústí nad Labem (1995/1996 Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro) and the Prague State Opera (Cosi fan tutte, The Magic Flute, and the Divine Comedy - Martin Kumžák). In the years 2000-2004 he studied for the festival „Loket cultural summer" open-air productions of the operas Rusalka, Nabucco, Carmen and Rigoletto.

Besides opera he also applies himself to a symphonic repertoire and recording. In the years 1997-1999 he worked as chief conductor of the Plzeň Philharmonic. He has cooperated with the Deutsches Kammer Orchester, the ensemble Czech Chamber Soloists, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Moravian Philharmonic, the Brno State Philharmonic, and the Prague Chamber Philharmonic.