In the current season Juraj performs at the Mannheim National Theater ERNESTOin Don Pasquale, DON JOSEin Carmen and CASSIOin Otello. In the season 2018/19 he performed here DUCA in Verdi’s Rigoletto and PRINCE in Prokofiev’s The Love for the 3 Oranges and DON OTTAVIO in Don Giovanni.
Slovak tenor, Juraj Holly, graduated from the Music Academy in Bratislava. His first appearance on the opera stage was in 2010 at the Wiener Kammeroper as Gernando in Haydn’s L’isola disabitata, followed by many others. 2011 he got invited at the Festival of Polish Music to interpretate the role of Paolo Monti in Poniatowski’s world premiere Pierre de Medicis.
In September 2012 Juraj Holly joined the International Opera Studio in Cologne where he sang among others the Prince in Wolf Ferrari’s Cenerentola. Starting from the 2013/14 season he was for four saisons member of the ensemble at Theater Koblenz where he could build up a wide range of repertoire: Conte Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Narraboth in Salome von Strauss, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Ein Sänger in Rosenkavalier, Freddy in My Fair Lady and others.
During this period, he was often guest at the State Opera of Prague and the National Theatre of Bratislava, singing Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Conte Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Tamino in Die Zauberflöte. Furthermore, he was an outstanding Tamino in Die Zauberflöte in the Japan Tour 2016 with the State Opera of Prague.
After a very successful summer 2017 as Lenski in Eugene Onegin at the Zommeropera Alden Biesen in Belgium, he started his season at Theater Lübeck where he earnd a great success as an outstanding Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, and a marvelous swan in Carmina Burana, furthermore singing Cassio in Otello and again the role of Conte d’Almaviva.
As a concert singer Juraj Holly was invited to sing Mozart’s Requiem in Japan and Singapore under the conduction of Thomas Hengelbrock. During the 2011 European Heritage Awards ceremony he performed the title role in Liszt’s Don Sanchez at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam under the auspices of Placido Domingo. Juraj Holly is winner of many international competitions. Worthy of mention in particular the Antonin Dvorak International Competition in Karlovy Vary (1st Prize, 2009), the Hans Gabor Belvedere International Competition (Special Prize, 2010), and the Ad Honorem Mozart Competition in Prague (1st Prize, 2010).