Lenka Nota: I Am the Princess of Fools (world premiere)

21. 11. 2017 Autor: default_author

On November 17 in the Mozart Hall of Reduta, Brno, Ensemble Opera Diversa introduced the first opera by Vienna-based composer and musicologist Lenka Nota I Am the Princess of Fools. It tells the story of Božena Němcová as written into the libretto by a famous Czech documentary director Olga Sommerová.

Aleš Pavlorek: Lachian Pictures (world premiere)

19. 11. 2017 Autor: default_author

On November 16 in the theatre hall of Metropol, České Budějovice, the South Czech Philharmonic gave world premiere to Lachian Pictures, a new piece by composer and clarinettist Aleš Pavlorek (*1971).

Aachen: Katya Kabanova

18. 11. 2017 Autor: default_author

Less than three years since Jenůfa, Theater Aachen in Aachen, Germany, presented another of Leoš Janáček's operas – Katya Kabanova. The premiere took place on November 12, led by the theatre's current music director Justus Thorau.

Bremen: Rusalka

18. 11. 2017 Autor: default_author

On November 11, Theater Bremen, Germany, presented a new production of Dvořák's Rusalka. Directed by Anna-Sophie Mahler, it became already the fourth opera featuring a strong female lead she staged in Bremen, following CarmenMaria Stuarda and, five years ago, Janáček's Makropulos Affair.

Meetings of New Music Plus: premieres of pieces by Jiří Lukeš, Kamil Doležal, Hanuš Bartoň and Miroslav Pudlák

12. 11. 2017 Autor: default_author

One of the guests of the 20. international festival of contemporary music and multimedia projects Meetings of New Music Plus, held between October 11 and December 6 in Brno, was the Prague-based ensemble MoEns. Their concert took place on November 9 at the Chamber Hall of the Faculty of Music of Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts.

Jiří Kadeřábek's 'No Man' in Bremen

11. 11. 2017 Autor: default_author

Premiered this spring at the National Theatre in Prague, Jiří Kadeřábek's opera No Man moved over to Bremen, Germany, native town of the production's directress Katharina Schmitt. Here, it was performed twice, on November 7 and 8 as a special part of the festival of contemporary German literature Festival für grenzüberschreitende Literatur.

Vít Zouhar & Rocc: Echo – Metamorphoses II

10. 11. 2017 Autor: default_author

Opera povera ensemble introduced a second part of their experimental project Echo – Metamorphoses, subtitled "All that connects sound and space can become an opera." It was created by Rocc (*1979), Slovenian opera director and opera povera's art director, and composer and musicologist Vít Zouhar (*1966).

Tomáš Pálka: Landscape: HypnoticPulsation (world premiere)

4. 11. 2017 Autor: default_author

A part of the concert called "garden" held by the Konvergence composers' association on October 31 at the already traditional venue of the church of st. Lawrence in the Lesser Town, Prague, was a world premiere of Landscape: HypnoticPulsation, a piece by composer one of Konvergence's co-founders Tomáš Pálka.

Archaion Kallos festival: new pieces by Martin Klusák and Jan Trojan

3. 11. 2017 Autor: default_author

It has become a tradition for the Prague Orthodox music festival Archaion Kallos to provide space also for young contemporary composers. This (8th) year, it was Martin Klusák (*1987) and Jan Trojan (*1982).

David Rejchrt: Psalm Songs (world premiere)

1. 11. 2017 Autor: default_author

The penultimate concert of the 7th International Music Festival of F. L. Věk was dedicated to Czech songs. They were performed on October 22 in the palace of Nové Město nad Metují by the legendary Czech bass Richard Novák and pianist Jaroslav Šaroun.

Matouš Hejl: Kaleidoscope (world premiere)

29. 10. 2017 Autor: default_author

BERG Orchestra's last concert so far took place on October 16, for the first time at Továrna, a former industrial building turned into an arts centre in Holešovice, Prague. A part of the programme was a world premiere of a new piece by composer Matouš Hejl (*1989).

Marek Kopelent: Amor vincit (world premiere)

28. 10. 2017 Autor: default_author

The 49th year of Brno-based music festival Moravian Autumn commissioned a new piece by a great Czech composer Marek Kopelent (*1932). The premiere took place on October 16 in Besední dům's concert hall as a part of the concert of Ensemble Berlin Prag.

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