Juraj Hollý Lyric Tenor


"A melodious lyrical sound, a highly flexible voice, uniform vocal registers , his brilliant high notes, sung as if they could even raise higher; a perfect tenor voice." Claus Ambrosius, in Rhein-Zeitung

In July 2018 Juraj Holly made his debut as DON OTTAVIO in Don Giovanni at the Mannheim National Theatre. In the season 2018/19 he also appears on stage here as DUCA in Rigoletto and as PRINCE in The Love of the 3 Oranges.
In the season 2017/18 the likeable tenor was a member of the Lubeck Theatre, where he could be seen in roles such as TAMINO in Die Zauberflöte, CASSIO in Otello and ALMAVIVA in Il barbieri di Siviglia ALMAVIVA and DON OTTAVIO, he regularly sings at the Bratislava National Opera.

In summer 2016 Jury Hollý was celebrated in Lenski at the Summer Opera Alden Biesen in Belgium. From 203/14 until 16/17 he was a member of the Koblenz Theatre ensemble, where he succeeded in such roles as TAMINO, CONTE ALMAVIVA, ALFRED in Die Fledermaus, NARRABOTH or NEMORINO.

Berfore, he enjoyed huge successes as as CONTE ALMAVIVA and TAMINO at the Prague National Opera and in Bratislava and as FERRANDO in Così fan tutte at the Banská Bystrica State Opera. The artist was a member of the international Opera studio at the Cologne Opera House, where he sang such roles as the PRINCE in Wolf-Ferrari's La Cenerentola and the FIRST PRISONER in Fidelio. The young tenor also has experience with conteporary music: he was HAROLD MITCHELL in Prévin's A Streetcar named Desireas and COUNT APIANI in the world premiere of Marijn Simon's Emilia Galotti.

Juraj Hollý studied singing with Gurgen Ovsepian at the Music Accademy in Bratislava, where he also appeared as DON OTTAVIO. In 2010 he was awarded with the 1. Prize at the International Antonín Dvořák Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary as well as the Special Prize at the Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition in Vienna. Additionaly, he was finalist at the Pietro Antonio Cesti Competition in Innsbruck and he won the 1. Prizeat the Mozart Competition in Prague. After graduating he made his debut as GERNANDO in Haydn's L’isola disabitata at the Vienna Chamber Opera and was the ANGEL OF DEATH in J. N. Hummel's opera Crossing the red sea. In 2011 he appeared as BARDOLFO at the Ostrava National Opera and as PAOLO MONTI in J. Poniatowski's opera Pierre de Medicis at theFestival of Polnish Music. He sang the title part in Franz Liszt's DON SANCHE at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam - Placido Domingo conducting -.

As a concert singer, Juraj Hollý has been invited to sing Mozart's Requiem in Germany, Japan and Singapur.

In summer 2016 Juraj Hollý enjoyed great success as LENSKI at the Zomeopera Alden Biesen in Belgium. Immediately afterwards, the tenor made his Japan-debut as TAMINO in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte in a Tour with the Czech National Opera of Prague,performing in Yokohama, Tsukuba and Morioka.
In spring 2017 he was the CONTE ALMAVIVA in Il barbieri di Siviglia at the Opera Zuid and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.


Nationaltheater Mannheim -Die Liebe zu den drei Orangen – PRINZ
Outstanding singer Juraj Holly Also in the national theatre’s revival of the play this prince plays a key role. In this performance Juraj Holly absolutely stands out. It is a pleasure to watch him working his way up to queerly beautiful exuberance and showing some true tenoral verve in the face of his princess.
Mannheimer Morgen
Nationaltheater Mannheim – Don Giovanni – DON OTTAVIO
Vocally, Juraj Hollý was in no way a faint Ottavio. His elegant legato in „Il mio tesoro intanto” together with his perfect lyrical vocal colour were really captivating.
Theater Lübeck – Otello - CASSIO
Also Juraj Hollý dgave a fine portrayal of Cassio as a drunk man, who feels used and deceived by Jago.
Cassio (Juraj Hollý excellently sung, especially the drunk scene).
Theater Lübeck - Carmina Burana - TENOR
Also very impressive the tenor Juraj Holly as the roasted swan, that sings about its destiny.
LN Online
The ballad of a roasted swan, that complaints in shrill tones about hits destiny. Juraj Holly did so with dedication.
HL live
Koblenz Theatre - Eugen Onegin - LENSKI
..Lenski's aria, beautifully performed by Juraj Hollý .... tenor who just sang fantastically this night.
Rhein Zeitung
Koblenz Theatre - Der Rosenkavalier - SINGER
As a singer Juraj Hollý makes a great impression both vocally and visually.
Koblenz Theatre - My Fair Lady - FREDDY
And finally Juraj Hollý as Freddy, whose in love with Eliza. From his costume, one could get the impression, he walked right out of a Tim Burton movie. Vocally, the excellent opera tenor sounds like the young Karel Gott - a really great performance.
Rhein Zeitung
Theater Koblenz - Der Liebestrank - NEMORINO