|Mysliveček's L'Olimpiade nominated for Opera Awards!|
Mysliveček's L'Olimpiade, presented last year by Collegium 1704 in Prague, Luxembourg, Dijon and Caen, has been nominated for British prestigious International Opera Awards within the Rediscovered Work category. Together with Olimpiade, projects by festivals Aix-en-Provence, Wexford and American Bard College have been nominated.
|The famed mezzo soprano Vivica Genaux will grace the March concert titled Il divino Boemo at the Rudolfinum|
|The Collegium 1704 Baroque Opera Stars concert series will continue on 18 March 2014 with a concert titled Il divino Boemo, featuring the music of Josef Mysliveček and Christoph Willibald Gluck, who both gathered their first musical experiences in Bohemia, and whose artistry was later admired all over Europe. This fact has also been underscored by the recent production of Mysliveček’s opera L'Olimpiade performed by Collegium 1704 with Václav Luks. That production has enjoyed triumphant successes on European opera stages and has been recently nominated to Opera Awards in Rediscovered Works.
The world-famous American mezzo soprano Vivica Genaux will appear as the soloist for this concert in Dvořák Hall at Prague’s Rudolfinum. It's not Genaux' first encounter with Collegium 1704 nor Mysliveček: in 2011 they together won hearts of Strings of Autumn festival audience as can be seen on a video documentary and pictures from the concert.
Tickets (from 200 to 900 CZK, reduced from 140 to 665 CZK) are available on line at www.ceskafilharmonie.cz and in the Rudolfinum box office, then, you can also book your tickets via Bohemia Ticket and Prague Ticket Office – Via Musica networks.
|Josef Mysliveček Institute and International Conference Il Boemo on 17th–18th March in Prague|
|With an aim to strenghten Josef Mysliveček's revival and international renown, there has been Josef Mysliveček Institute founded. Both artistic and scientific activities such as conferences, research, concerts, opera productions, films etc., coming up in collaboration with Institute aims to vitalize Mysliveček's legacy.
First major initiative of the Institute is International Conferrence Il Boemo – Josef Mysliveček on 17t and 18th March 2014 in Prague in presence of musicologists from USA, France, Italy and Czech Republic as well as sopranist Raffaella Milanesi who was cast the main part in recent production of Mysliveček's Olimpiade.
Besides talks and presentations, there will be introduced currently running and upcoming projects in collaboration with the Institute such as featured film about Mysliveček's life by Czech-French film director Petr Václav, full-length document about preparations of Olimpiade opera (to be premiered: Fall 2014), Czech translation of the most representative Mysliveček's biography by Daniel Freeman, who also will be atending the conferrence from the US. The representative finale of the conference will concert of Vivica Genaux and Collegium 1704 on 18th March in Rudolfinum within the Baroque Opera Stars series.
You can apply for the conference free-participation at email@example.com by 11th March 2014. DETAILED PROGRAMME OF THE CONFERENCE
|March concert of Music Bridge Prague – Dresden with Hana Blažíková almost SOLD OUT|
|Music Bridge Prague – Dresden concert series continue in March by concerts of italian chamber cantatas from 17th centrury (F. Gasparini, A. Scarlatti, B. Pasquini, G. B. Bononcini) by famous sopranist Hana Blažíková accompanied by Václav Luks on harpsichord, Jan Krejča on theorbe and Kateřina Ghannudi on harp.
The Prague concert on 6th March is nearly sold out (act fast and book your tickets on Webticket or personally in Radioservis), for Dresden concert on 7th March book your tickets via Reservix. More information about tickets.
More about the programme.