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Song recitals



The National Theatre Opera and the State Opera have prepared a unique cycle of morning song recitals. Amid an intimate atmosphere, next to the audience, who will be seated on the Estates Theatre stage, our soloists will perform remarkable musical gems by Czech and other internationally renowned masters.

The cycle, consisting of eight song recitals during the 2023/24 season, will make the National Theatre Opera and the State Opera repertoire more variegated. The morning concerts at the Estates Theatre will follow on from the well-received performance of Franz Schubert’s Winterreise in January 2023. The close proximity between the singers and the audience allows for intense mutual enjoyment of the music, with the exceptional experience further enhanced by the magic milieu of old Prague. The fascinating history of the city’s music has inspired the programme of the recitals, whose spring component has been compiled and extended with regard to the Year of Czech Music 2024. The concerts will feature songs by Richard Wagner, Carla Maria von Weber, Franz Liszt, František Škroup, Ladislav Dusík, Bedřich Smetana, Antonín Dvořák, Leoš Janáček, Vítězslav Novák, Pavel Haas and many other composers. The performers will include Kateřina Kněžíková, whose album Phidylé, mainly containing French songs, has received a BBC Music Magazine Award; Štěpánka Pučálková, a soloist of the Semperoper in Dresden; as well as Michaela Zajmi, Yukiko Kinjo, Arnheiður Eiríksdóttir, Markéta Klaudová, Martin Šrejma, Daniel Matoušek, Lukáš Bařák, Jaroslav Březina, Josef Moravec, Miloš Horák and other distinguished artists. In addition to renowned National Theatre Opera and State Opera singers, we have invited students of the Prague Conservatory and the Academy of Performing Arts to appear at the recitals, since we believe that by supporting their talent we are making an important investment in the future of Czech music culture.

Special offer: Choose 4 song recitals and get a one-off 25% discount on the whole package! This does not apply to the recital to be held on 23 March 2024. Wishing you a splendid musical experience!

Song Recitals 2023/2024:

Song Recital I
23. 9. 2023
Wagner  –  Škroup – Smetana
Štěpánka Pučálková, Tereza Papoušková, Martin Šrejma, piano: Zdeněk Klauda
Ševčík Quartet

Song Recital II
7. 10. 2023
Beethoven  –  Weber  –  Liszt
Kateřina Kněžíková, Daniel Matoušek, Miloš Horák, piano: Martin Levický
Jaroslav Mejsnar & Krása Quartet

Song Recital III
28. 10. 2023
Kittl – Titl – Blodek
Michaela Zajmi, Lukáš Bařák, piano: Bronislav Procházka

Song Recital IV
11. 11. 2023
Škroup  –  Rössler-Rosetti  –  Dusík
Yukiko Kinjo, Josef Moravec, piano: Lucie Pirochová

Song Recital V
17. 2. 2024
Tomášek  –  Voříšek
Magdaléna Hebousse, Yukiko Kinjo, Anna Moriová, Jaroslav Březina, piano: Martin Levický

Song Recital VI
23. 3. 2024
Kalivoda  –  Veit
Arnheiður Eiríksdóttir, Daniel Matoušek, piano: Zdeněk Klauda

Song Recital VII
20. 4. 2024
Dvořák  –  Suk – Novák
Markéta Klaudová, Michaela Zajmi, Josef Moravec, piano: David Švec

Song Recital VIII
18. 5. 2024
Janáček  –  Haas  –  Raichl
Marie Šimůnková, Martin Šrejma, Roman Vocel, piano: Lucie Pirochová