FW: OPERA STAR PETER DVORSKY TO PERFORM IN WASHINGTON DC on FEBRUARY5, 2003
- The Embassy of the Slovak Republic and the Friends of Slovakia organization
would like to inform you that Peter Dvorsky, world-renowned opera singer,
will perform in concert in honor of the tenth anniversary of the Slovak
The recital will take place on
Wednesday, February 5, 2003, at 7:00 p.m.
at The George Washington University¹s Lisner Auditorium
21st and H Streets, NW
Some tickets remain and they are $25.00 and are available through Friends of
Slovakia, at (202) 362-4493 (leave a message), or email at
Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com <http://www.ticketmaster.com/> or (202)
Peter Dvorsky is an international opera star of unparalleled excellence and
range, and this rare performance in Washington D.C. is a unique opportunity
to experience a master.
Dvorsky was born in Partizanske, Czechoslovakia, on September 25, 1951. He
studied in Bratislava under Prof. Cernecka and in 1972 made his debut there
as Lenski in Eugene Onegin, when he was acclaimed as one of the most
beautiful tenor voices heard in many years. In 1974 he won the Cajkovskij
Competition in Moscow.
In 1976 he made his debut at the Staatsoper, Vienna, as the singer in Der
Rosenkavalier. In 1978, he debuted as the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto at
Covent Garden where he returned regularly. Dvorsky has appeared numerous
times at the legendary La Scala since his debut in 1979; he has also
appeared at the Chicago Opera, Teatro La Fenice, Venice, in Verdi's Requiem
and at Teatro Liceo, Barcelona, in Manon Lescaut. He has been a frequent
performer at New York¹s Metropolitan Opera, and in Tokyo, Japan, Houston,
Texas, and at the Salzburg Festival.
In 1998-99, after a two and half year absence, he resumed his career and
returned to his home company, the Slovak Opera. Dvorsky has continued
performing in major tenor roles, including Cavaradossi in Puccini¹s Tosca,
Turridu in Mascagni¹s Cavalleria, and Canio in Leoncavallo¹s Pagliacci.
About Friends of Slovakia: Friends of Slovakia is a U.S. non-profit
organization dedicated to educating Americans about Slovakia and improving
relations and understanding between Slovakia and the United States, as well
as to promoting mutually beneficial cultural, political and economic ties.
Friends of Slovakia is committed to fostering a closer relationship between
the Slovak Republic and the United States of America as two countries that
share common values and principles.
For general information, please contact Friends of Slovakia at the number
listed above or the Embassy of Slovakia at (202) 237-1054, ext. 240.
Press Office, Embassy of Slovakia