Monthly Archives: April 2015

Dvořák’s The Jacobin performed by the Czech State Opera

Libretto: Marie Červinková-Riegrová Musical preparation: Tomáš Netopil Conductor: David Švec, Jan Chalupecký Stage director: Jiří Heřman Sets: Pavel Svoboda Costumes: Alexandra Grusková Choreography: Lucie Holánková Chorus master: Pavel Vaněk Dramaturgy: Beno Blachut Light-design: Daniel Tesař Chorus master of the Kühn’s … Continue reading

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Rigoletto performed by the Prague State Opera

Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave Conductor: Richard Hein Stage director: Karel Jernek Sets: Zbyněk Kolář Costumes: Olga Filipi Chorus master: Adolf Melichar Choreography: Daniel Wiesner State Opera Orchestra State Opera Chorus Premiere: January 14, 1988   Together with La traviata and … Continue reading

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The Magic Flute at the San Jose Opera

A quest for enlightenment and honor. A mystical story about the power of love. A young prince discovers a flute with magic and a girl who will make him whole. Mozart’s fantastical and comical tale draws you into a world … Continue reading

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Madrid will be the European Capital of the Opera in May 2015

Teatro Real welcomes the International Conference of Opera Europe From the 6th to the 8th of May, Madrid will celebrate the International Conference of Opera Europe, which will gather, at the Teatro Real, representatives of 150 opera theatres from more … Continue reading

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Cosi` fan tutte at the Gran Teatre de Liceu

The superlative quality of Così fan tutte enabled it to withstand numerous contemporary obstacles (1790): the financial restrictions at the Viennese court which compelled Mozart to make cutbacks; his own personal problems; the death of Emperor Josef II, which interrupted … Continue reading

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Otello at the National Theatre in Prague

Libretto: Arrigo Boito Musical preparation: Heiko Mathias Förster Conductor: Martin Leginus Stage director: Dominik Neuner Stage director for the renewed production: Lubor Cukr Sets: Vladimír Nývlt Costumes: Josef Jelínek Chorus master: Adolf Melichar Dramaturgy: Jitka Slavíková State Opera Orchestra State … Continue reading

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Korsakov’s “The Tsar’s Bride” in Israel

The Tsar’s Bride Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov The Novaya Opera from Moscow returns to the Israeli Opera with a new production of one of the greatest classics of the Russian repertoire, a story of love, passion, jealousy, deceit and murder enveloped … Continue reading

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Carmen at the National Theatre in Prague

Libretto: Henri Meilhac, Ludovic Halévy Conductor: Tomáš Brauner Stage director: Zdeněk Troška Sets: Milan Ferenčík Costumes: Josef Jelínek Chorus master: Adolf Melichar Dramaturgy: Jitka Slavíková Choreography: Marcela Benoni State Opera Orchestra State Opera Chorus Premiere: March 11, 2004 The premiere … Continue reading

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AIDA in Finland

The Finnish National Opera Presents: Aida Giuseppe Verdi Military commander Radamès inadvertently betrays his country because of his love for Aida. The lovers are joined in death. This Egyptian story inspired Verdi to write some of his most brilliant music, … Continue reading

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Boito’s Mefistofele in Prague

Conductor: Marco Guidarini Stage director: Ivan Krejčí Sets: Milan David Costumes: Marta Roszkopfová Light-design: Daniel Tesař Chorus master: Martin Buchta, Adolf Melichar Chorus master of Pueri gaudentes: Zdena Součková Motion cooperation: Igor Vejsada Dramaturgy: Jitka Slavíková State Opera Orchestra State … Continue reading

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