RECENT AND UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS
- Prince Gremin in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, at the South Bohemia Theatre;
- Ubaldo in Dvorak's Armida, at the Wexford Opera Festival;
- Plutone in Monteverdi's Il Ballo delle Ingrate and Matouš in Smetana's The Kiss at the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre;
- Masetto in Mozart's Don Giovanni, at the Opava Theatre;
- Apostle Peter in Bodorová's Quo Vadis, Three Basses in Gluck's Alceste, Seneca in Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea and Kajetán in Fibich's Die Braut von Messina, at the J K Tyl Theatre (Pilsen).
The bass Josef Kovačič is graduated by the Music Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, in the class of Martin Bárta, and by the Prague Conservatory, in the class of Jiří Kubík. He made his professional debut in 2015, in the role of Hermann in Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann, at the prestigious music festival in Bregenz, Austria. In the same season, he was also invited to collaborate with the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Pilsen, where he is regularly invited to perform roles such as Eremit in Weber's Der Freischütz, Kajetán in Z. Fibich's Die Braut von Messina, Caronte and Plutone in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, Seneca in Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea and Kecal in Smetana's The Bartered Bride.
Since 2016, he has also been a regular guest at other Czech opera houses such as Silesian Theatre Opava (C. Orff's Die Kluge and Verdi's Falstaff), North Bohemian Theatre in Ústí nad Labem (Mozart's Die Zauberflöte), South Bohemian Theatre (Smetana's Dalibor and Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin), National Moravian-Silesian Theatre (Smetana's Hubička and Monteverdi's Il Ballo delle ingrate) and F. X. Šalda (Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen, Mozart's Don Giovanni and Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de Perles).
In 2022, Josef also performed at the world-famous opera festival in Wexford, Ireland, singing the role of Ubaldo in Dvorak's Armida. He is also invited in concerts in Czech Republic and other European countries, and collaborates with renowned musical ensembles such as Collegium 1704, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc, Musica Florea, North Bohemian Philharmonic Teplice and Pardubice Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra.