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Song Recital VII

Dvořák – Suk – Novák

The Estates Theatre
The Year of Czech music

Basic information


The Estates Theatre

Approximate running time

1 hour 15 minutes, no intermission

The audience will be seated on the stage of the Estates Theatre.

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


  • 2023-2024
  • 2024-2025



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.


Dramaturgical introduction

Vítězslav Novák: A Tale of the Heart  (J. Moravec) 

Vítězslav Novák: Gipsy Melodies (M. Zajmi)

Josef Suk: Lullaby, in memory of Emilka Suková, song for voice and piano to words by Berta Mühlstein (M. Zajmi)

Josef Suk: The Night Was Beautiful, song for voice and piano by Vítězslav Hálek (M. Klaudová)

Josef Suk: To My Wife!, song for voice and piano by J. V. Sládek (J. Moravec)

Antonín Dvořák: Moravian Duets (selection) (M. Klaudová, M. Zajmi)

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
Foerster – Weber – Liszt 
Michaela Zajmi, Tamara Morozová, cello: Bledat Zajmi, piano: Zdeněk Klauda, 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  –  Rösler –  Dusík
Yukiko Kinjo, Josef Moravec, piano: Lucie Pirochová

Song Recital V
17. 2. 2024
Tomášek  –  Voříšek
Magdaléna Hebousse, Yukiko Kinjo, Anna Moriová, Josef Moravec, 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

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    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. We are currently selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika taking place in July–December 2024.

    When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

    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.

    Parking at the Estates Theatre

    Unfortunately, there is no parking near The Estates Theater. You can use the guarded parking lot in the Kotva shopping center (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1) and Paladium (Na Poříčí 1079 / 3a, Prague 1).

    Buffets at the Estates Theater

    No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!

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