Václav Kopta

song lyrics

He is the son of well-known poet and lyricist Pavel Kopta. He graduated from theatre music
at the State Conservatory in Prague, and has been a member of the Semafor theatre ensemble since 1987. As a pianist he was a member of bands such as Bluesberry and Bossa-nova.

In recent years, he has been primarily composing song lyrics. He works with Hana Zagorová, Marta Kubišová and the group Burma Jones.

As a lyricist he worked on the musical Beauty and the Beast with Petr Malasek, and with Libor Vaculík on the musicals Edith (Theatre of Josef Kajetán Tyl in Pilsen, the Moravian Theatre
in Olomouc, National Theatre in Brno), Lucrezia Borgia (National Theatre in Prague), and wrote the Czech lyrics for the US musical The Full Monty for the Vinohrady Theatre.