The Dvořák Society for Czech and Slovak Music

May 2016
International Diary

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> Martinů’s opera “Juliette” in a new production at Berlin State Opera — Magdalena Kožená and Rolando Villazón perform the principal roles and Daniel Barenboim conducts
[six further performances in June]

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Czech Republic

4 & 5 May 2016 | 7.30pm (+ public rehearsal 11.00am on 4th)
Prague Symphony Orchestra (FOK), Petr Altrichter (conductor), Ronald Brautigam (piano)
• Václav Trojan: Midsummer Night’s Dream, suite from the film (selection)
• Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night’s Dream Op.61 (selection)
• Mendelssohn: Concerto for piano and orchestra No.1 in G minor, Op.25
• Smetana: Symphonic Poem “Richard III”, Op.11
• Tchaikovsky: Overture-Fantasy “Romeo and Juliet”
VENUE: Smetana Hall, Municipal House (Obecní dům), Prague
Ticket O 222 002 336
> www.fok.cz

24 May 2016 | 7.00pm
Orchestra & Chorus of Janáček Opera Brno, Jakub Klecker or Jaroslav Kyzlink (conductor)
• Smetana: “The Bartered Bride (Prodaná nevěsta)” – comic opera in 3 acts
VENUE: Janáček Theatre, Rooseveltova 1 – 7, Brno
Tickets O 420 542 158 120
> www.ndbrno.cz

Slovakia

6 May 2016 | 7.00pm
Slovak National Theatre Orchestra & Chorus, Tomáš Hanus or Ondrej Olos (conductor), Linda Ballová (Emilia Marty)
• Janáček: The Makropulos Case (Věc Makropulos)
VENUE: Historical Building, Slovak National Theatre (Slovenské národné divadlo), Bratislava
Tickets O + 421 2 204 94 290 / 890
> www.snd.sk

Germany

5 May 2016 | 6.00pm
Essen Philharmonic Orchestra, Aalto-Musiktheater Opera Chorus, Tomáš Netopil (conductor), Sandra Janušaitė (Rusalka), Jeffrey Dowd (prince)
• Dvořák: “Rusalka” – lyric fairy tale in 3 acts, Op.114 B.203 sung in Czech with German surtitles
VENUE: Aalto-Musiktheater, Opernplatz 10, 45128 Essen
Tickets O (+49) 02 01 81 22-200
> aalto-musiktheater.de

7, 8, 10, 13 & 14 May 2016 | 8.00pm
Carolin Löffler (mezzo-soprano), Benedikt Kristjánsson (tenor), TBA (piano)
• Janáček: Diary of One Who Disappeared (Zápisník zmizelého)
• Poulenc: La voix humaine (composer’s piano version of accompaniment)
VENUE: Schiller Theatre (Werkstatt), Bismarckstraße 110, 10625 Berlin
Tickets O +49 30 - 20 35 45 55
> www.staatsoper-berlin.de

12 May 2016 | 8.00pm
Tilia Quartet
• Mozart: String Quartet No.15 in D minor K.421/417b
• Viktor Ullmann: String Quartet No.3
• Mendelssohn: String Quartet No.4 in E minor, Op.44/2
VENUE: Rotes Rathaus, Rathausstraße, 10178 Berlin
Tickets O +49 30 - 20 35 45 55
> www.staatsoper-berlin.de

18, 21 & 24 May 2016 | 7.30pm (7.00pm on 21 & 24)
Bavarian State Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Tomáš Hanus (conductor): cast to include Angela Denoke (Emilia Marty), Pavel Černoch (Albert Gregor), Gustáv Beláček (Dr Kolenatý)
• Janáček: The Makropulos Case (Věc Makropulos)
VENUE: National Theatre, Max-Joseph-Platz 2, Munich
Tickets O +49.(0)89.21 85 19 20
> www.bayerische.staatsoper.de

27 May 2016 | 7.30pm
Essen Philharmonic Orchestra, Aalto-Musiktheater Opera Chorus, Tomáš Netopil (conductor)
• Martinů: The Greek Passion (Řecké pašije) — opera in 4 acts (2nd version), H.372/II [sung in English with German surtitles]
VENUE: Aalto-Musiktheater, Opernplatz 10, 45128 Essen
Tickets O (+49) 02 01 81 22-200
> aalto-musiktheater.de

28 May 2016 (six further performances of this production in June 2016) | 7.00pm
Berlin State Orchestra, Berlin State Opera Chorus, Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Magdalena Kožená (Juliette), Rolando Villazón (Michel)
• Martinů: “Juliette (The Key to Dreams/Snář)” – lyric opera in 3 acts, H.253 (sung in French with German surtitles)
VENUE: Schiller Theatre, Bismarckstraße 110, 10625 Berlin
Tickets O +49 30 - 20 35 45 55
> www.staatsoper-berlin.de