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Sara Mingardo has had to cancel her concert, instead there will be Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin
Karina Gauvin 234x175Due 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 ( and one of the most popular baroque arias Lascia chi'o pianga from Rinaldo (

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.

Early Music Festival in Riga
RundaleOn 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.

Music Bridge Prague - Dresden, an anniversary 100th concert
Hudebni-most 2014 foto1 web c-Xiaohui-ShanCollegium 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.

Collegium 1704 se neúčastní žádných "tahanic"
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vaclav luks foto c martin straka 6 20140121 1417802874V pátečním (6. 6. 2014) vydání MF DNES se orchestr Collegium 1704 stal terčem lživého útoku, které obsahují skandální nařčení z nekalého jednání při získávání dotací. Byť zásady velí na nactiutrhačné pomluvy nereagovat, pozadí vzniku této „kauzy“ je v kontextu celé kulturní scény natolik alarmující, že se k věci přesto musíme vyjádřit.

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