Song Recital II
Beethoven - Weber - Liszt
The Estates Theatre
Purchase tickets for four different Song recitals and get a 25% discount on the entire purchase!
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This offer does not apply to the recital on 23. 3. 2024.
National Theatre Opera and the State Opera present an exceptional musical programme of song recitals. This unique song cycle brings together important musical gems of Czech and international composers performed by outstanding opera soloists on the stage of the Estates Theatre.
Eight song recitals in the 2023/2024 season will increase the diversity of the National Theatre Opera's repertoire. The morning concerts on the stage of the Estates Theatre will follow the successful performance of Schubert's Winter Journey in January 2023, during which we tested not only the acoustic possibilities of the space usually reserved for performers. Close proximity of performers and audience allows for an intense reciprocal experience of the recited pieces and an extraordinary experience enhanced by the venue itself – an otherwise hidden setting of the theatre stage and the surroundings of Old Prague itself.
It is exactly the long musical history linked to these premises that the recital dramaturgy is based on, which in the spring weeks even expands its scope in line with the Year of Czech Music 2024 and will include other groups of composers. It will showcase the works by Richard Wagner, Carl Maria von Weber, Franz Liszt, František Škroup, Ladislav Dusík, Bedřich Smetana, Antonín Dvořák, Leoš Janáček, Vítězslav Novák and Pavel Haas.
Apart from the renowned soloists of the National Theatre Opera, we have invited Prague Conservatory and HAMU students to join in, because we believe that supporting their talent is an important investment in the future of our musical culture and a welcome diversion, especially in presenting young, still little known voices. To ensure an extraordinary experience, we have partnered with C. BECHSTEIN EUROPE s.r.o., which is one of the most prestigious manufacturers of pianos which Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner, among others, used to play in the past.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Irish, Wallsische and Scottish Songs (choice) with piano, violin and violoncello
No 1 The Elfin Fairies. Vivace (K. Kněžíková)
No 9 Duet - Oh! would I were but that sweet linnet. Andante amoroso (K. Kněžíková, M. Horák)
No 4 The pulse of an Irishman. (D. Matoušek)
No 1 Sion, the Son of Evan (D. Matoušek, M. Horák)
No 8 Farewell, thou noisy town (M. Horák)
No 22 The Highland Watch. Spirituoso e marziale
No 13 Come fill, fill, my good fellow! Spirituoso ma non troppo presto
Singing: Kateřina Kněžíková, Daniel Matoušek, Miloš Horák
violin: Lucie Švehlová, violoncello: Barbora Soukupová, piano: Martin Levický
Carl Maria von Weber: Clarinet Quintet B♭ Major, Op. 34
clarinet: Jaroslav Mejsnar and Krása Quartet
Es muss ein Wunderbares sein
Ihr Glocken von Marling, O Lieb
Singing: Kateřina Kněžíková
Song Recitals 2023/2024:
Song Recital I
23. 9. 2023
Wagner – Škroup – Smetana
Štěpánka Pučálková, Tereza Papoušková, Martin Šrejma, piano: Zdeněk Klauda
Song Recital II
7. 10. 2023
Beethoven – Weber – Liszt
Kateřina Kněžíková, Daniel Matoušek, Miloš Horák, piano: Martin Levický
Jarosav 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
Where to buy tickets
The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 September at 9am we selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of February 2024.
What to wear?
By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.
Buffets at the Estates Theater
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