Czech mezzo-soprano Dana Šťastná (b.*1985) won second prize at the Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary.
She studied singing at Pardubice Conservatoire, graduating in 2010. In the same year she became laureate at the Competition Festival of Conservatoires. She finished her Master’s programme at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under the tutelage of Martin Bárta.
In 2014 Dana Šťastná participated in international singing courses of singing and
performing arts at Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna (Regine Köbler, KS Berndt Weikl). In 2016 she participated in masterclass with Edita Gruberova in Richard Strauss festival in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, also masterclas with Brigitte Fassbaender in Prague and masterclass with José Cura in Prague.
During her studies she appeared as a guest in Radúz and Mahulena at the East Bohemian Theatre (Východočeské divadlo) in Pardubice.
In May 2010 she debuted at the F. X. Šalda Theatre in Liberec as Mercedes in Carmen and then as Luigia in Viva la mamma (G. Donizetti). At this theatre she has also rehearsed the roles of Friday in the opera Robinson Crusoe (J. Offenbach), Dulcinée in Don Quichotte (J. Massenet), Prince Orlofsky in the operetta The Bat (J. Strauss), Flora Bervoix in La traviata (G. Verdi), and Fenena in Nabucco (G. Verdi).
At the State Theatre in Košice, Slovakia, she has also appeared as Suzuki in Madama
Butterfly (G. Puccini).
At the Silesian Theatre (Slezské divadlo) in Opava she has rehearsed the role of Dorabella in a new production of Così fan tutte (W. A. Mozart). She has been singing the title role of Carmen in a production called The Best of Carmen at the Hybernia Theatre in Prague since 2013. She is currently cooperating with the opera department of the Moravian Theatre (Moravské divadlo) in Olomouc (appearing as Maddalena in Rigoletto / G. Verdi/, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia / G. Rossini/), the second lady in Magic flute and more. Currently she has studied role of Dorabella in new production Così fan tutte for Jihočeské Theatre in České Budějovice.