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Hana Janků (25 October 1940 - 28 April 1995) was a Czech operatic soprano of international renown. Born in Brno, she studied with Jaroslav Kvapil in her home city before making her professional opera début at the Brno Opera in Vítězslav Novák's Lucerna. She became a principal singer at the Opéra national du Rhin and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. She made her La Scala début in 1967 and at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 1970. She also worked as a guest artist with several other major opera houses, including the Vienna State Opera, the Hamburg State Opera, and the Teatro Colón. She was particularly admired for her portrayal of the title role in Giacomo Puccini's Turandot. She died in Vienna.


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