The Czech mezzo-soprano, Sylva Čmugrová, graduated from the Prague Conservatory and the Academy of Music in Prague. She attended master-courses in Sienna (Italy) and in Liechtenstein (Vaduz). She is a laureate of the international singing competitions of Ema Destinnová in České Budějovice and Antonín Dvořák in Karlovy Vary, and a finalist of the competitions in Geneva and Milan.
From 1996 to 2011 Sylva Čmugrová was a soloist of the Prague State Opera; since January 1, 2012 she has been a soloist of the National Theatre Opera. She has guest appeared at other stages as well (Plzeň, Liberec, Musical Theatre Karlín). Her operatic repertoire includes Varvara in Janáček's Katya Kabanova, Dorabella in W.A. Mozart's Così fan tutte, Niklas in Offenbach's Les contes dHoffmann, Siebel in Charles Gounod's Faust, Lola in Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana, Olga in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, Fyodor in Musorgsky's Boris Godunov, Orlofsky in J. Strauss' Die Fledermaus and others. As a concert singer, she has performed in the Czech republic as well as abroad (Japan, Canada, Italy, Switzerland and Australia).