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  • 01
    Thursday
    January
    2015
    Prague
    Czech Republic

    New Year’s Eve Concert

    Dixit Dominus
    Music Bridge Prague – Dresden

    01 01

    New Year’s Eve Concert

    Prague
    Music Bridge Prague – Dresden
    01
    Thursday
    January
    2015
    7.30 pm
    Annenkirche

    New Year’s Eve Concert

    Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704
    Václav Luks – conductor

    G. F. Händel — Dixit Dominus
    G. F. Händel — Utrecht Te Deum & Jubilate
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  • 02
    Friday
    January
    2015
    Prague
    Czech Republic

    Monsieur de Pourceaugnac

    Theatre

    02 01

    Monsieur de Pourceaugnac

    Prague
    Theatre
    02
    Friday
    January
    2015
    7.00 pm
    The Estates Theatre

    Monsieur de Pourceaugnac

    Monsieur de Pourceaugnac

    Avarice, scheming, stupidity, pride and desire for social advancement are all themes that were topical at the time Moliere was writing his play, and they are still topical today. Monsieur de Pourceaugnac was created in 1669 as a comédie-ballet in prose and was first performed by Moliere’s troupe of actors before the court of Louis XIV at the Château de Chambord. The music was composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully. In this comedy, Moliere portrays a gawky, ennobled burgess longing to advance his social rank. The vehicle for reaching his goal should be his marrying Julie, the daughter of the noted aristocrat Oronte. Yet Julie loves the young and handsome Éraste. In order to prevent the impending marriage, the young couple devise a plan aimed at discrediting Monsieur de Pourceaugnac in the eyes of Julie’s parents. The composer of the music for our production, Vít Zouhar, will draw upon Lully’s motifs. The performance will also feature a small orchestra. The production will be directed by Hana Burešová, a specialist in discovering neglected plays.

    Drama in czech language.


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  • 16
    Friday
    January
    2015
    Dresden
    Germany

    H. Purcell: King Arthur

    Opera

    16 01

    H. Purcell: King Arthur

    Dresden
    Opera
    16
    Friday
    January
    2015
    7.30 pm
    Semperoper Dresden

    H. Purcell: King Arthur

    One of the most stirring tales of chivalry is that of King Arthur and his Round Table. It is a story with the power to engage the listener, thrill the theatregoer and delight the opera lover. And now this legendary hero becomes the focus of an entirely new theatrical conglomerate, when those two great cultural institutions (and Dresden neighbours), the Staatsschauspiel and the Semperoper, join creative forces. 

    The opinion of the 17th century playwright Peter Motteux that »the English mind is such that it cannot bear continuous singing« is reflected in this semi opera by Henry Purcell and John Dryden, a unique symbiosis of music theatre, drama and visual spectacle. Premiered in 1691 in London’s Dorset Garden, at the time the most magnificent theatre in the whole of England, Purcell sends his titular hero, »King Arthur«, to do battle against Oswald, King of the Saxons. Rivals for the hand of Princess Emmeline of Cornwall, the two monarchs are magically assisted in their struggle by some old acquaintances. At Arthur’s side is his trusted counsellor Merlin, while Oswald can count on the support of the magician Osmund, the »earthy spirit« Grimbald and – at least initially – the »airy spirit« Philidel, all of whom make use of supernatural powers to gain control over Emmeline. The magical nature of the plot is underlined by a bewitching score that even today still has the power to captivate theatregoers and opera lovers alike.
    Collegium 1704

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  • 25
    Sunday
    January
    2015
    Ettlingen
    Germany

    Baroque Cantatas and Chamber music

    Concert

    25 01

    Baroque Cantatas and Chamber music

    Ettlingen
    Concert
    25
    Sunday
    January
    2015
    6.00 pm
    Ettlingen

    Baroque Cantatas and Chamber music

    Hana Blažiková  soprano
    Xenia Löffler  oboe
    Collegium 1704
    Václav Luks  cembalo and conductor

    G. F. Händel
    J. D. Zelenka
    A. Caldara
    G. A. Brescianello
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  • 29
    Thursday
    January
    2015
    Prague
    Czech Republic

    Salon Praga 1723

    Coronation music
    Music Bridge Prague – Dresden

    29 01

    Salon Praga 1723

    Prague
    Music Bridge Prague – Dresden
    29
    Thursday
    January
    2015
    7.30 pm
    Břevnov Monastery

    Salon Praga 1723

    In 2015, Collegium 1704 will be celebrating the first decade since its founding, and a performance of Bach’s fascinating Mass in B minor will be played in honor of that jubilee. Each of the programmes constituting a continuation of the concert series Music Bridge Prague — Dresden will be a celebration for us. This season, the Music Bridge series will have an unprecedented scope. In the programme “Le nuove musiche”, we will be presenting music of the early 17th century, when a new musical language was being formulated, which became the foundation for the musical thinking of the following centuries, and as a counterpart to the Mass in B minor, there will be an all-Bach programme with the joyful music of the “Lutheran” Mass in F major together with the Master’s Leipzig cantatas. A concert titled “Salon Praga 1723” evokes the atmosphere of Prague at the time of the coronation of Emperor Charles VI as King of Bohemia in 1723.
    Hana Blažíková – soprano
    Katharina Andres – oboe
    Václav Luks – cembalo, artistic director
    Collegium 1704

    J. F. Fasch: Quartet for oboe, violin and bassoon and b.c.
    J. G. Orschler: Sonate in f per 2 Violini e basso
    G. F. Händel: Mi palpita il cor
    J. D. Zelenka: Sonate n. 3 
    F. Gasparini: Sento nel se combattere
    A. Caldara: Vi peredei o luci belle
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  • 29
    Thursday
    January
    2015
    Dresden
    Germany

    H. Purcell: King Arthur

    Opera

    29 01

    H. Purcell: King Arthur

    Dresden
    Opera
    29
    Thursday
    January
    2015
    7.30 pm
    Semperoper Dresden

    H. Purcell: King Arthur

    One of the most stirring tales of chivalry is that of King Arthur and his Round Table. It is a story with the power to engage the listener, thrill the theatregoer and delight the opera lover. And now this legendary hero becomes the focus of an entirely new theatrical conglomerate, when those two great cultural institutions (and Dresden neighbours), the Staatsschauspiel and the Semperoper, join creative forces. 

    The opinion of the 17th century playwright Peter Motteux that »the English mind is such that it cannot bear continuous singing« is reflected in this semi opera by Henry Purcell and John Dryden, a unique symbiosis of music theatre, drama and visual spectacle. Premiered in 1691 in London’s Dorset Garden, at the time the most magnificent theatre in the whole of England, Purcell sends his titular hero, »King Arthur«, to do battle against Oswald, King of the Saxons. Rivals for the hand of Princess Emmeline of Cornwall, the two monarchs are magically assisted in their struggle by some old acquaintances. At Arthur’s side is his trusted counsellor Merlin, while Oswald can count on the support of the magician Osmund, the »earthy spirit« Grimbald and – at least initially – the »airy spirit« Philidel, all of whom make use of supernatural powers to gain control over Emmeline. The magical nature of the plot is underlined by a bewitching score that even today still has the power to captivate theatregoers and opera lovers alike.
    Collegium 1704

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  • 30
    Friday
    January
    2015
    Dresden
    Germany

    Salon Praga 1723

    Coronation music
    Music Bridge Prague – Dresden

    30 01

    Salon Praga 1723

    Dresden
    Music Bridge Prague – Dresden
    30
    Friday
    January
    2015
    7.30 pm
    Annenkirche

    Salon Praga 1723

    In 2015, Collegium 1704 will be celebrating the first decade since its founding, and a performance of Bach’s fascinating Mass in B minor will be played in honor of that jubilee. Each of the programmes constituting a continuation of the concert series Music Bridge Prague — Dresden will be a celebration for us. This season, the Music Bridge series will have an unprecedented scope. In the programme “Le nuove musiche”, we will be presenting music of the early 17th century, when a new musical language was being formulated, which became the foundation for the musical thinking of the following centuries, and as a counterpart to the Mass in B minor, there will be an all-Bach programme with the joyful music of the “Lutheran” Mass in F major together with the Master’s Leipzig cantatas. A concert titled “Salon Praga 1723” evokes the atmosphere of Prague at the time of the coronation of Emperor Charles VI as King of Bohemia in 1723.
    Hana Blažíková – soprano
    Katharina Andres – oboe
    Václav Luks – cembalo, artistic director
    Collegium 1704

    J. F. Fasch: Quartet for oboe, violin and bassoon and b.c.
    J. G. Orschler: Sonate in f per 2 Violini e basso
    G. F. Händel: Mi palpita il cor
    J. D. Zelenka: Sonate n. 3 
    F. Gasparini: Sento nel se combattere
    A. Caldara: Vi peredei o luci belle
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  • 01
    Sunday
    February
    2015
    Walferdange
    Luxembourg

    Collegium 1704 and Hana Blažíková

    Concert

    01 02

    Collegium 1704 and Hana Blažíková

    Walferdange
    Concert
    01
    Sunday
    February
    2015
    5.00 pm
    Église de Walferdange

    Collegium 1704 and Hana Blažíková

    Hana Blažíková  soprano
    Collegium 1704

    Václav Luks conductor

    J. F. Fasch
    Quartett für Oboe Violine, Fagott und Basso continuo

    J. G. Orschler
    Sonata in f per 2 Violini e basso

    G. F. Händel
    Cantata “Mi palpita il cor” HWV 132b
    ---
    J. D. Zelenka
    Sonata Nr. 3 in B flat for Oboe, Violino, Fgagott und Basso Continuo ZWV 181/III

    F. Gasparini
    Cantata X „Sento nel se combattere“ aus Cantate da camera a voce sola, Op.1

    A. Caldara
    Cantata X “Vi peredei o luci belle”
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  • 03
    Tuesday
    February
    2015
    Prague
    Czech Republic

    Monsieur de Pourceaugnac

    Theatre

    03 02

    Monsieur de Pourceaugnac

    Prague
    Theatre
    03
    Tuesday
    February
    2015
    7.00 pm
    The Estates Theatre

    Monsieur de Pourceaugnac

    Monsieur de Pourceaugnac

    Avarice, scheming, stupidity, pride and desire for social advancement are all themes that were topical at the time Moliere was writing his play, and they are still topical today. Monsieur de Pourceaugnac was created in 1669 as a comédie-ballet in prose and was first performed by Moliere’s troupe of actors before the court of Louis XIV at the Château de Chambord. The music was composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully. In this comedy, Moliere portrays a gawky, ennobled burgess longing to advance his social rank. The vehicle for reaching his goal should be his marrying Julie, the daughter of the noted aristocrat Oronte. Yet Julie loves the young and handsome Éraste. In order to prevent the impending marriage, the young couple devise a plan aimed at discrediting Monsieur de Pourceaugnac in the eyes of Julie’s parents. The composer of the music for our production, Vít Zouhar, will draw upon Lully’s motifs. The performance will also feature a small orchestra. The production will be directed by Hana Burešová, a specialist in discovering neglected plays.

    Drama in czech language.


    Close
  • 05
    Thursday
    February
    2015
    Prague
    Czech Republic

    Radúz and Mahulena

    Theatre

    05 02

    Radúz and Mahulena

    Prague
    Theatre
    05
    Thursday
    February
    2015
    7.00 pm
    The National Theatre

    Radúz and Mahulena

    Radúz and Mahulena

    Zeyer’s dramatic poem is one of the most beautiful love stories to have graced a Czech stage. Classical fairy-tale motifs wed with mythological references joined together with bravado through a metaphorical language. Radúz and Mahulena, from feuding kingdoms, surmount on behalf of their love not only the wiles of fate, but also the sorceries of Queen Runa, burning with hate. Zeyer gave his play the subheading “A Slovak fairy tale in four acts” and the splendid prologue “I am a fairy tale. I will lead those who join me to the blue lands of fable...” Besides Slovak myths and fairy tales, he also drew upon the Indian drama Sakuntala by the poet Kalidasa. In doing so, he created an exceptionally impressive work whose centre of gravity is the power of the word augmented by abundant symbolism of colours and natural elements.

    Drama in czech language.
    Orchestra: Collegium 1704
    Conductor: Václav Luks

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