Monthly Archives: April 2015

“La Traviata” at La Fenice Theater in Venice

Synopsis ACT ONE In the Salon in the house of Violetta Valéry, a fascinating and much-wooed courtesan in fashionable Parisian society, a sumptuous reception is in progress. Among the last guests to arrive, after gambling at cards in the house … Continue reading

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“Il trovatore” in Prague

Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano Musical preparation: Jan Latham-Koenig Conductor: Jiří Štrunc Stage director: Lubor Cukr Sets: Josef Jelínek Costumes: Josef Jelínek Chorus master: Adolf Melichar Dramaturgy: Jitka Slavíková State Opera Orchestra State Opera Chorus Premiere: May 26, 2011 The romantic story … Continue reading

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Aida in the Czech Republic

Libretto: Antonio Ghislanzoni Conductor: Martin Leginus Stage director: Petar Selem Sets: Hafiz Abdel Farghali Costumes: Josef Jelínek Chorus master: Adolf Melichar Choreography: Otto Šanda State Opera Orchestra State Opera Chorus Czech National Opera Ballet Premiere: June 2, 1994 To inaugurate … Continue reading

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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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