|"Liquid voice" of Karina Gauvin will flood the Rudolfinum on 18th November|
|"Liquid gold that flows around any intricate ornament": that is a description of the voice and skill of Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin, who will be headlining the November concert cycle Collegium 1704 in the Rudolfinum. Thanks to hr temperament and unique vocal abilities, she is an ideal guide to the world of operatic rivals and the most famous sopranos of Handel's day. Francesca Cuzzoni (called a "she-devil"), Faustina Bordoni, and Anna Maria Strada dazzled audiences in Handel's opera productions in London, and they vied for the attention of the opera-loving public.
Look at the video clip of Karina Gauvin with Händel's aria Care Selve from Atalanta or one of the most famous baroque arias Lascia chi'o pianga from Händel's Rinaldo.
Karina Gauvin is taking the place of the originally announced contralto Sara Mingardo, and tickets purchased for this concert remain valid.
Tickets starting at CZK 200 (or discounted tickets starting at CZK 140) can be purchased online or at the Czech Philharmonic Box Office in Rudolfinum, Alšovo nábř. 12, Praha 1 (Mon — Fri 10am — 6pm), or reserved at firstname.lastname@example.org or via via Ticketportal(www.ticketportal.cz) and Bohemia Ticket(www.bohemiaticket.cz).
More information about tickets to be found here.
|Diapason d'Or for Collegium 1704!|
|"Maximum effect, minimum means – a delicate interpretation of the stunning Stabat Mater for 4 voices, by F. I. Tůma..."
The last launched CD of Collegium Vocale 1704 and Collegium 1704 with works by J. D. Zelenka and F. I. Tůma was awarded a prestigious Diapason d'Or accolade in November issue of Diapason Magazine. The Diapason d'Or is a recommendation of outstanding (mostly) classical music recordings given by reviewers of Diapason magazine in France.
We are very happy for such an honour. Thank you!
|Bejun Mehta revealed the secrets of the countertenor's world|
|American countertenor, Bejun Mehta, returned to Prague.
With a new name but with the same star constellation, Bejun launched the third annual concert series Collegium 1704 in the Rudolfinum, which had been both critics and audiences for the short period of its existence dubbed one of the major cultural events of the season. A concert on October 21 at the Rudolfinum brought Bejun, "best countertenor present" (according to Süddeutsche Zeitung), back to Prague. His calendar items in recent months include the best known opera and concert stage. Bejun Mehta had bewitched Prague audience three years ago at the National Theatre with his first concert with Collegium 1704 under Václav Luks, which started inspiring cooperation: Collegium 1704 made in the Baroque theater in Czech Krumlov film with Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice , that was awarded the "DVD -September" and "Editor 's Choice" by Gramophone magazine and "IRR Outstanding" British International Record Review".
"I like working with Collegium 1704 and Václav. Besides the fact that they are first-class musicians, it is also a group of exceptionally cordial people. And it has the most positive impact that music ... joy!", says Bejun Mehta .
|Olimpiade returns to the National Theatre in Prague|
|Prague, 1st October | Olimpiade by Josef Mysliveček returns back to the National Theater in Prague. Public performances of the successful production were given at the National Theater in Prague, in Caen, Dijon, Luxembourg and in the Theater an der Wien. The production attracted a great deal of attention on the European music scene and its international fame confirmed also the nomination for International Opera Award 2014 in London.
You can see the performances on the 3rd, 11th and 16 th October 2014.