|Due to unforeseen circumstances in an opera production, Sara Mingardo has had to cancel her concert on 18th November 2014 in the Rudolfinum. Instead there will be another equally renowned interpreter of baroque music, desired Canadian soprano, Karina Gauvin.
"We had a blessing in disguise. Karina is very busy artist living in Canada, who we managed to reach while she was on her opera engagement duties at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. An audience has got a unique opportunity to see the legend of baroque opera for the first time in the Czech Republic", says Václav Luks, conductor, artistic director of Collegium 1704 and dramaturge of the 3rd season of "Collegium 1704 in the Rudolfinum". Karina Gauvin and Collegium 1704 with Václav Luks will be performing Vivaldi's moteto in In furore iustissimae irae and arias from Händel's operas Alcina, Rodelinda a Rinaldo.
Take a look at Karina Gauvin's videoclip with Händel's aria Care Selve from Atalanta opera (http://youtu.be/E1cuAXYkSaU) and one of the most popular baroque arias Lascia chi'o pianga from Rinaldo (http://youtu.be/ZsF1w25mWhw).
Already purchased tickets for 18th November concert will still remain valid and need not to be changed. We are negotiating with Sara Mingardo for alternative dates in the next season. Thank you for understanding.
|Collegium 1704 will be performing in one of the prestigious festivals, Festival
Chopin i Jego Europa on 20th August. The program will be a non-traditional event that will consist of the music from Rossini, Donzietti and Bellini, which you may be familiar with from our previous concerts with Raffaella Milanesi at the Rudolfinum. The program will consist of the music of Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini. For the first time ever we will also be performing an extraordinary Symphony in D major by the Czech composer J. V. H. Vořišek. According to the dramaturgy of the Chopin Festival, the music is much younger than the one usually presented by Collegium 1704.
It's a great privilege and honour to be resident guests and perform at a number of dates in one of the biggest festivals of early music in the world, Oude Muzik Utrecht. Collegium 1704 will be performing on three different concerts, dramaturgy linked to Bohemia: the first and the opening concert will take place on 29th August with the music from Zelenka, Tuma and Fux (broadcasted live by Avro TV and Dutch Radio 4). On 1st September, there will be a performance of Oratorio di San Giovanni Nepomuceno from the Italian composer Antonio Caldara. The final concert on 2nd September called "Salon Praga 1723" will introduce instrumental music by Zelenka, Reichenauer, Brescianello and Orschler.
In late summer, we will come back to Poland, where Collegium 1704 is very popular, for two another concerts, on 6th and 7th September, at the legendary festival Wratislavia Cantans. This year's festival theme is "From Darkness to Light" and Collegium 1704 will perform Handel's 'Dixit Dominus' and the Requiem in D major by Jan Dismas Zelenka.
|On 12th July, Collegium 1704 together with baritone Tomáš Král presented a concert highly anticipated by Latvian audience at the Early Music Festival in Riga, the 2014 European Capital of Culture. The program included music from Vivaldi, Händel, Zelenka and Bach's cantata 'Ich habe genug'. The concert was held in the Riga’s pearl of Baroque architecture, the Palace of Rundale.
|Collegium 1704 performed the 100th anniversary concert in the cycle Music Bridge Prague - Dresden on the 13th June in Prague in the Church of Our Lady of the Snows in Prague. Traditionally, after the concert in Prague followed the concert in Dresden's Annenkirche. The programme consisted of pieces of Domenico & Alessandro Scarlatti and Francesco Durant.