Tag: Czech classical music

Uncertain Revival: The Prague Shakespeare Company Presents The Life & Times Of Bedřich Smetana

In Deaf Empire: Replaying Bedřich Smetana, Stephan Delbos’ new play about the 19th century Czech revivalist composer Bedřich Smetana produced by the Prague Shakespeare Company and directed by Amy Huck at Prague’s Kolowrat theatre, we are presented with an intimate portrait of one of the Czech nation’s greatest musical icons. In Delbos’ humorous yet moving portrayal, we are reminded that the acceptance, and even the existence, of some of our…

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Join us as we develop our vision for the future: Join Opus Osm as a Member The performers and creators of Czech classical music, opera, and ballet need and deserve your support. (And so do the writers, editors, and photographers.) Right now we’re creating a Membership plan which will offer you special benefits if you join. So while we’re in the planning stage, please take a moment and tell us…

The Classics Can Help … (October issue)

Feeling Too Tired? Click on this video excerpt for a rush of energy and inspiration. Soprano Sun-Mi Kim, baritone Toshimi Mori, Seouloratorio Choir, Vox Pragae Choir, Karlovy Vary Orchestra, under the baton of Director Young-Chul Choi, International Antonín Dvořák Festival award ceremony and concert, Aug 2, The Rudolfinum, Prague. Feeling like life is going a little Too Fast? Return to a slower, calmer time when classical chamber concerts were regarded…

What Really Goes on …? (October issue)

Think “Dvořák,” and “Korea” probably does not spring to mind in the same moment. But there are several surprising connections between the Czech Republic and Korea, Korean and Czech music, and the increasing number of enthusiastic students and visitors hopping halfway across the globe to learn about both musical cultures. Director Choi Young Chul, co-founder of the International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition, held in Prague, and founder of Seouloratorio Choir…