Czech operatic mezzo-soprano (b. 27 June 1868 in Kostelec nad Černými lesy; d. 18 October 1921 in Prague).
She performed the role of the Countess at the first production at the National Theatre in Prague of Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades (30 September/12 October 1892). Tchaikovsky, who attended this performance, "of all the members of the cast liked most of all Mme Bradačeva-Vykouvalová, who displayed the talent of a great dramatic actress in her interpretation of the role of the Queen of Spades [i.e. the Countess]" . At her request Tchaikovsky sent her his photograph on 4/16 November 1892 and in the accompanying letter asked her in turn to provide him with a photograph of herself in the role of the Countess (letter 4796). The singer duly replied from Prague on 7 February 1893 [N.S.]:
Tchaikovsky's correspondence with Růžena Vykoukalová-Bradáčová:
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