Dvořák Prague International Music Festival opens with Andres Orozco-Estrada conducting Filarmonica della Scala

Czech RepublicCzech Republic Dvořák Prague International Music Festival: Daniel Müller-Schott (cello), Julian Rachlin (violin), Filarmonica della Scala / Andrés Orozco-Estrada (conductor). Rudolfinum, Prague, 6-7.9.2021. (RP)

Andres Orozco-Estrada (conductor) © Petr Dyrc

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The Bartered Bride at Prague’s National Theatre is a sheer delight

Czech RepublicCzech Republic Smetana, The Bartered Bride (Prodaná nevěsta): Soloists, National Theatre Opera Ballet, Members of the Continuo Theatre, Dancers and Members of the Prague Philharmonic Children’s Choir, National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra / David Švec (conductor). National Theatre, Prague, 1.9.2021. (RP)

National Theatre’s The Bartered Bride (previous performances) © Hana Smejkalová

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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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