Tag: Jindrichův Hradec

Other Side of the Curtain

What Really Goes On Behind the Curtain When a Former Opera Singer Takes the Stage — as a Castle Concert Organizer? Enchanted Evenings By Elizabeth Haas The connection between setting and repertoire can be powerful: La Traviata at the amphitheater in Verona. Tosca lakeside at Bregenz. Don Giovanni at Průhonice Zámek? Indeed, the recent gala opera concert at Průhonice’s medieval castle complex, a stone’s toss from Prague, joins the Continental…

The Czech Republic’s ‘Go To’ Destinations

It takes a peculiar sense of humor to build a music pavilion above a row of tannery shops. The tanners, at work dyeing leather with some of the most acrid substances known to man, might have welcomed the sweet music floating down from the castle. But the same cannot be said of the gentry savoring those sweet minuets and sarabandes on the cliff above them. They must have had a…