Dagmar Pecková was born in Chrudim. She studied at the State Conservatory in Prague. After the engagement in Sächsische Staatsoper in Dresden, she was a member of Staatsoper in Berlin for several years.
During her successful professional career she performed on world’s most renowned opera and concert stages, such as Bayerische Staatsoper, Carnegie Hall New York, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Hamburgische Staatsoper, National Theatre in Prague, Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Opéra national de Paris, Opernhaus Zürich, Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, San Francisco Opera, Sächsische Staatsoper, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Theater Basel, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, Teatro Sao Carlos in Lisbon, Wigmore Hall in London and many others.
She repeatedly performed at prestigious international music festivals, e.g. the Edinburg International Festival, Salzburger Festspiele, the Prague Spring or the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival where she was a resident performer in 2004.
She has sung under the direction of famous conductors, for example J. Bělohlávek, S. Bychkov, S. Cambreling, P. M. Davies, Ch. von Dohnanyi, Ch. Dutoit, Ch. Eschenbach, V. Fedoseyev, M. Honeck, N. Järvi, Ch. Mackerras, K. Nagano, F. Luisi, V. Neumann, L. Pešek, K. Petrenko, G. Prétre, P. Scheider, S. Young and W. Sawallisch.
She has frequently cooperated with prestigious orchestras, such as the Bamberger Symphoniker, BBC Symphony, Cleveland Symphony, Česká filharmonie, Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, DSO Berlin, London Symphony, Münchner Philharmoniker, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Orcherstre de la Suisse Romande, Pittsburg Symphony, Orchestras of WDR, SWR, MDR and NDR, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, PKF – Prague Philharmonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, RSO Frankfurt, Staatskapelle Berlin, Staatskapelle Dresden, Symfonický orchestr hl. m. Prahy FOK, The Philharmonia, Tonhalle Zürich, Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Symphoniker and others.
She has worked with record companies Hänssler Classic, Teldec and Warner Music and Supraphon, where she regularly releases her latest albums Wanted, Mahlerovu Píseň o zemi, Nativitas, The Magical Gallery a Exaltatio). Her albums Nativitas and Wanted received Supraphon’s Gold Record 2019.
She is also intensively involved in her own concert projects. For example, an opera recital Hříšnice (2015), a cabaret revue Wanted (2017) or Christmas projects Nativitas (2018) and Exaltatio (2020). In 2017, she founded Zlatá Pecka Music Festival in her hometown Chrudim.