David Nykl - bass

David Nykl is a house soloist of the National Theater in Brno and a guest singer of the National Theater in Prague, J. K. Tyl Theatre in Pilsen, the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava and South Bohemian Theatre in České Budějovice.


David Nykl graduated from the Prague Conservatoire in a class led by Luděk Löbl. He then successfully pursued singing courses with Renato Bruson in Siena, Italy. Since 2012 he has been taking voice lessons with the Czech mezzo-soprano Eva Randová. David Nykl successfully participated in several international singing competitions, he is the prize-winner of the Antonín Dvořák´s International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary.

During his studies at the Conservatoire, he made his debut as Simon in Joplin's Treemonisha which was featured at the State Opera as a part of the Prague Spring Festival. The roles that he appeared in as a part of his Prague Conservatoire curriculum also included Publio (Mozart - La clemenza di Tito) and Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro). Since 2006 he has starred as Masetto in Don Giovanni performed as a part of Opera Mozart at the Estates Theater in Prague, since 2015 he performed there as Leporello.

Since 2008, he has been a house soloist of the National Theater in Brno, appearing e.g. as Angelotti (Tosca), Dottor Grenvil (La traviata), Man in the Window (Juliette), Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Alidoro (La cenerentola), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Le Guverneur (Le comte Ory), Marbuel (The Devil and Kate) od Dulcamara (L´elisir d´amore).

Since 2009, he has been a guest singer at the National Theater in Prague (The Miracles of Mary, Rinaldo, Gloriana, Don Giovanni, The Fall of Arkun, Solovej), since 2013 also at the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Pilsen, where he starred in the role of Mefisto (Faust) and Caspar (Der Freischütz) and since 2015, he has been a guest singer also at the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre Ostrava, appearing as Roucher (Andrea Chénier), Publio (La clemenza di Tito) and Police sergeant (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk). In the South Bohemian Theatre he made his debut in the role of Kecal (The Bartered Bride).

David Nykl has given performances with various conductors, including J. Bělohlávek, T. Brauner, O. Dohnányi, P. Feranec, J. Fiore, V. Jurowski, J. Klecker, J. Kyzlink, V. Luks, O. Olos, C. Richter, V. Spurný, L. Svárovský, J. Štrunc, M. Štryncl, S. Vavřínek and with many directors, including B. Berger – Gorski, P. Forman, J. Heřman, A. Jahns, B. Klimo, M. Kukučka, J. Nekvasil, D. Neuner, T. Pilař, Rocc a L. Trpišovský.

He appeared at many prestigious international music festivals, such as the Janáček Brno International Festival, the International Music Festival Prague Spring., Smetana´s Litomyšl International Opera Festival or the Wexford Festival Opera.