Glyndebourne: Rusalka

29 June 2019, Glyndebourne, United Kingdom Glyndebourne Festival Opera Antonín Dvořák: Rusalka (premiere) Directed by: Melly Still, music director: Robin Ticciati Cast: Sally Matthews (Rusalka), Evan LeRoy Johnson / Brenden Gunnell (Prince), Zoya Tsererina (Foreign Princess), Alexander Roslavets (Water Goblin), Patricia Bardon (Witch) and others Další uvedení: 4, 7, 11, 17, 20, 26 and 31 Jul, 7, 12, 16 … Read more

British staged premiere of Smetana’s ‘Libuše’

18 March 2019, Bloomsbury Theatre, London Bedřich Smetana: Libuše (British staged premiere) Directed by: Cecilia Stinton, music director: Charles Peebles Cast: Kirstin Sharpin (Libuše), Robert Davies (Přemysl), John Mackenzie (Lutobor), Eve Daniell (Krasava) and members of the student opera company University College Opera Language: Czech Following performancesí: 20, 22 and 23 Mar 2019

Glasgow: Kátya Kabanová

12 March 2019, Scottish Opera, Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Scotland Leoš Janáček: Kátya Kabanová (premiere of a new production in co-production with Theater Magdeburg) Directed by: Stephen Lawless, music director: Stuart Stratford Cast: Laura Wilde (Kátya), Patricia Bardon (Kabanicha), Ric Furman (Boris), Samuel Sakker (Tikhon), Paul Whelan (Dikoy), Hanna Hipp (Varvara) and others Language: Czech Following performances: 14 and 16 Mar (Theatre … Read more

Czech music as the main theme of this year’s Leamington Music Festival Weekend

4 – 7 May 2018, Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Leamington Spa, UK Leamington Music Festival Weekend Seven concerts of music by Antonín Rejcha, Bedřich Smetana, Antonín Dvořák, Leoš Janáček, Josef Suk, Bohuslav Martinů, Ervín Schulhoff, Klement Slavický and Luboš Fišer Ensemble 360, Pražák String Quartet, Guarneri Trio, Ivan Klánský, Jana Vonášková-Nováková, Martin Kasík, Nicholas Wearne

London: From the House of the Dead

For the first time in its history, the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, presented From the House of the Dead, the last opera by composer Leoš Janáček. Created in co-production with Brussels’ La Monnaie theatre and Opéra National de Lyon, the performance is remarkable for the involvement of several Czech and Slovak singers; apart … Read more

Ondřej Adámek: Share the Space (world premiere)

Next commission for the internationally acclaimed Ondřej Adámek came from BCMG, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. They invited him to join their Canal Serenade on Narrow Boats project, a celebration of Birmingham canals and their busy trade history. On September 10 then, what was being exchanged on those boats were not goods but musical ideas… Three composers … Read more

Longborough Festival Opera: Jenůfa

A new production of Jenůfa by Leoš Janáček is one of the four performances played at Longborough Festival Opera this year. Held between June 9 and August 4, this festival offers what is referred to as “country house opera” experience, which means that the works are performed at remote country houses. In addition to the … Read more

Manchester: Dvořák Festival

Antonín Dvořák’s rarely played oratorio Saint Ludmila concluded the Dvořák Festival held by the Manchester Hallé Orchestra. In the course of two weeks between May 5 and 21 the orchestra led by Sir Mark Elder commemorated the music by this renowned Czech composer by launching seven concerts of some of his most famous works. Among the … Read more

Cardiff: Pavel Haas Study Day

Pavel Haas Study Day, the first international conference focusing specifically on the life and work of the Czech composer Pavel Haas, was held on 30 January at the Cardiff University. Its purpose was to stimulate critical discussion about Haas’s work, which, owing to rather inauspicious politial development, was until 1990s pushed to the verge of oblivion. … Read more