Meet the mezzo-soprano who wants to contemporize classical music, Bella Adamova

Photo: Barbora Navrátilová, Radio Prague International

Mezzo-soprano, improviser, lover of Dvořák – it would be nearly impossible to put Bella Adamova into a box. A classically trained singer, Adamova was born in Grozny but grew up in Prague and spent years abroad completing her musical studies. To date, she’s released two albums alongside her collaborator and mentor Michael Gees, their latest one being There is Home (2023). On our second episode of the Faces of Czech Music, we learn about Adamova’s sources of inspiration, and how she hopes to engage younger generations in classical music.

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Authors: Petr Dudek, Amelia Mola-Schmidt