A new production of Don Giovanni at Prague’s Estates Theatre offers surprises, charms and thrills

Czech RepublicCzech Republic Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra / Karsten Januschke (conductor). Performed at Národní Divadlo, Estates Theatre, Prague and premiered 24.4.2021 on Czech Television and available for streaming globally until 1.5.2021. (RP)

Pavol Kubáň (Don Giovanni), Jana Sibera (Donna Anna)
and Richard Samek (Don Ottavio) © Jan Pohribný

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Barbora Horáková Joly’s new Prague Rigoletto combines cutting-edge production with Vincenzo Milletarì’s traditional musical virtues

Czech RepublicCzech Republic Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists, The State Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Vincenzo Milletarì (conductor), Národní divadlo, Prague. Recorded on 30.1 and 2.2.2021 at the State Opera and available throughout March 2021. (RP)

Olga Jelínková (Gilda) © Serghei Gherciu, Jan Pohribný

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Majestic and exceptionally accomplished Mendelssohn from Semyon Bychkov and the Czech Philharmonic

Czech RepublicCzech Republic Bryce Dessner, Mendelssohn: Katia and Marielle Labèque (pianos), Czech Philharmonic Orchestra / Semyon Bychkov (conductor). Performed at Rudolfinum, Prague, 4.2.2021 and available livestreamed (directed by Michael Beyer) on various platforms. (JPr)

The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in the Rudolfinum

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Bychkov and Czech Philharmonic’s phenomenal Má vlast performance of great dignity and strength

Czech RepublicCzech Republic Velvet Revolution Concert: Smetana, Má vlast: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra / Semyon Bychkov (conductor). Livestreamed from Rudolfinum, Prague, 17.11.2020. (CC)

Semyon Bychkov conducts the Czech Philharmonic (c) Petra Hajská

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Semyon Bychkov and the Czech Philharmonic perform Má vlast on 17 November 2020 as a Velvet Revolution concert

Czech Philharmonic and Semyon Bychkov (chief conductor & music director) launch annual series commemorating the VELVET REVOLUTION with SMETANA’S MÁ VLAST in collaboration with Prague Spring International Music Festival  on Tuesday 17 November 2020 on Facebook at 7.15pm GMT (AVAILABLE ON DEMAND FOR 7 DAYS)

Semyon Bychkov (conductor) & Czech Philharmonic (c) Marco Borggreve

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The Czech Philharmonic will welcome capacity audiences for their forthcoming 125th season


The Czech Philharmonic’s 125th season launches to capacity audiences on 23 September 2020. Conducted by Semyon Bychkov at the start of his third year as the Orchestra’s Chief Conductor and Music Director, the concert will open with Shostakovich’s First Piano Concerto with pianist Daniil Trifonov and trumpeter Selina Ott, and close with Mahler’s Symphony No.5. Earlier in the month on 4 and 5 September, Bychkov and the Czech Philharmonic will open the 2020 Dvořák Prague International Music Festival with an all Dvořák programme featuring the Cello Concerto performed by the Czech Philharmonic’s Cello Principal Václav Petr and the New World Symphony.

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