Dagmar Šašková

Mezzo-soprano Dagmar Šašková has been specializing in baroque music for 20 years. After studying solo singing at the UWB in Pilsen and JAMU in Brno, she studied baroque singing at the Center for Baroque Music in Versailles.
As a soloist, she collaborates with the ensembles Musica Florea, Akadêmia, Czech Ensemble baroque, El Sol, Il Festino, Le Poème Harmonique, Harmonia sacra, La Fenice, La Reverencia, Vedado Consort, Simphonie du Marais and Les Traversées baroques. She has recorded almost 20 CDs of Italian, French and German baroque music. For the Year of Czech Music 2014, she has prepared a series of Czech music concerts for the Czech Center in Paris.
In 2010, she made her debut as Corisanda in Lully’s opera Amadis (Avignon, Opéra v Massy, ​​dir. Olivier Schneebeli). Since 2011 he has played the role of Apollo in Handel’s Terpsichora (Mnichovo Hradiště, Baroque Theater in Český Krumlov, Bernburg, dir. Marek Štryncl). On 15 French stages, she played the role of Melanto in Monteverdi’s The Return of the Odyssey (dir. Jérôme Correas). In 2016, she toured with the M. A. Charpentier Oratorio (Avignon, Massy, ​​South Korea, dir. Olivier Schneebeli) with the Baroque Music Center. She sang Didon in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Lyon, dir. Jean Tubéry). With the ensemble Akadêmia she appeared on stage as Musica a Messagiera in Monteverdi’s Orpheus (New Delhi, Metz, Re-Meš, Paris, dir. Françoise Lasserre). With the Simphonie du Marais, she embodied Doris, Zaida and Olympia in Gallant Europe of Andrej Campra (Vienna’s Konzerthaus, dir. Hugo Reyne). In February 2019, she performed for the first time at the Paris Philharmonic in the role of Aurora in Baldasar Galuppi’s Il mondo alla roversa, directed by François Lasserre. In 2021, she appeared in the role of Lucie in the world premiere of Rejch’s comic opera Gus-man (conducted by Jakub Kydlíček). With the ensemble Les Traversées baroques (dir. Etienne Meyer), she played the role of Reason in the stage adaptation of the oratorio Triumph of Death by Bonaventure Aliotti.
In Paris in January 2014, she was invited to the Cultures centrales project to share her experience with Czech song in French students. Dagmar Šašková taught baroque singing in New Delhi, Santiago de Chile, Seoul in Korea, Lannion, Metz and Reims, and in Holešov.