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Event date

06 / 08 / 2022 - Saturday 20:30

Event venue

Brewery Garden

Opera Gala

The opera gala evening will conclude the festival with a pompous program. Singers from the Czech opera world will perform on one stage. Among them a world-acclaimed tenor Pavel Černoch, experienced bass-baritone Boris Prýgl, and charismatic soprano Jana Šrejma Kačírková, all well-known to Czech and international audiences. The audience at the Brewery Garden will listen to PKF – Prague Philharmonia under the direction of conductor Peter Valentovič and to captivating arias, duets, and overtures from world-famous operas across centuries.

Artists

Jana Šrejma Kačírková – soprano
Pavel Černoch – tenor
Boris Prýgl – basbaritone
PKF – Prague Philharmonia
Peter Valentovič – conductor
Jiří Vejvoda – presenter

Program

W. A. Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro – overture, Aria of Figaro: „Non piu andrai“
G. Bizet: Carmen: Aria of Joseho „La fleur que tu m´avais jetée“
Charles Gounod: Faust – Aria of Margarita „ Ah Je ris de me voir si belle“
Gioacchino Rossini: William Tell – Overture
Gaetano Donizetti: L’elisir D’amore – Aria of Dr. Dulcamara „Udite, udite o rustici”
Giacomo Puccini: Tosca, Aria of Cavaradossi –„ E lucevan le stelle“
Giacomo Puccini: La Bohéme – Aria di Mimi „ Si. Mi chiamano Mimi“
Giacomo Puccini: La Bohéme – Duet of Rodolfo and Mimi „O soave fanciulla“

intermission

Bedřich Smetana: The Bartered Bride – Overture
Bedřich Smetana: The Devil’s Wall – Aria of Vok „Jen jediná mé ženy krásná tvář“
Antonín Dvořák: Rusalka – Arias of Prince and Rusalka „Vidino divná přesladká“, „Svírá ti ústa tajemství…“
Act II. – Polonesa, „Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém“, „Celý svět nedá ti, nedá“, „Miláčku, znáš mě znáš ?“ until the end of opera „Proč volal jsi mne“, „Líbej mne,líbej“ , „Nechci se vrátit, zemru rád“, „Umírám šťasten, umírám ve tvém objetí“, „Za tvou lásku, za tu krásu tvou“

Jana Šrejma Kačírková – soprano

The winner of the three Thalia Awards, the soloist of the National Theater in Brno and a regular guest of the National Theater in Prague, Jana Šrejma Kačírková, is one of the most prominent stars of our opera sky. In 2006 she was a guest at the Moravian-Silesian National Theater in Ostrava and since 2010 she has been a permanent member of the opera ensemble there. He is a regular guest of the National Theater in Prague and the South Bohemian Theater in České Budějovice. Since 2016, she has been a permanent member of the ensemble of the Brno National Theater. In his repertoire he has the main role of Czech and world operas, for which she won prestigious awards – in addition to three Thalia awards, in 2012 for the role of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet Charles Gounod, in 2013 for extraordinary stage performance in the title role of Anna Bolen in Gaetano Donizetti’s opera of the same name and in 2020 for the extraordinary portrayal of the main characters in the operas Three Fragments of Juliette and The Human Voice, has four awards in South Bohemian Thalia and an honorary award at the Opera 2013 “Libuška”. In 2013, she was awarded the Annual Opera Plus Award.

 Jana Šrejma Kačírková - soprano

Pavel Černoch – tenor

He is one of the most sought-after tenors of his generation. After his debut at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich as Stevo in
Jenůfa, he became a regular guest at the most important opera houses, such as La Scala in Milan, State Opera Berlin, Staatsoper
in Vienna, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Opéra National de Paris, Teatro Real Madrid, Royal Opera House in London, and many more. Next season he will make his debut at the MET in New York.

Pavel Černoch - tenor

Boris Prýgl – basbaritone

Bass baritone Boris Prýgl is one of the most talented young singers. He is a successful graduate of the opera studies of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, where he has so far introduced himself as Morales (Carmen), Ping (Turandot), Prince Ottokar (Wizard), Hunter (Rusalka) and others. Artistic commitments in the 2021/22 season include the roles of Guglielma (Così fan tutte) at the National Theater in Prague and Don Giovanni at the Slovak National Theater in Bratislava, a concert with Pretty Yende in the Smetana Hall in Prague (September 21), Dvořák’s Rusalka : Hajný) with the Czech Philharmonic under the baton of Semyon Byčkov (September 22), pre-Christmas recital in Prague etc. He has won several singing competitions, including the title of absolute winner of the Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary in 2015. In July 2017 he became a finalist in the Belvedere and Operalia Plácida Dominga competition and in September 2019 he won the then Vienna Dominique Meyer Director’s Award. in the Stella Maris competition. Boris Prýgl graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and gained his first operatic experience on the stage of the Slovak National Theater in Bratislava.

Boris Prýgl - basbaritone

Peter Valentovič – conductor

Despite his youth, Peter Valentovič reaps success on world opera stages and concert halls – especially as a conductor, but also as a pianist – a partner of famous singers. In the autumn of 2016, he conducted the Prague State Opera Orchestra and Choir on a monthly tour of Japan, where Edita Gruberová shone in the title role of Bellini’s Norma, and their joint solo gala concerts and song recitals also celebrated success.
As a young pianist, Peter Valentovič won several national piano competitions and soon began to build a career as a solo pianist. He studied conducting at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna with Leopold Hager and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris in the class of Zsolt Nagy. At the age of twenty-one, he conducted his first opera – Figaro’s Wedding at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts, where he also conducted Don Pasquale, The Clever Girl and The Adventures of the Cunning Fox. In 2003 he was an accompanist at the Opéra Bastille and Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, where he collaborated with John Elliot Gardiner. , Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rusalka and Porgy and Bess, but also many symphonic works and oratorios. He followed the post of conductor at the Istanbul State Opera. In 2004 he conducted the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra for the first time and continued to collaborate with this orchestra, including Verdi’s Requiem. He is a regular guest at the Slovak National Theater in Bratislava and the State Opera in Košice.

Peter Valentovič - conductor

PKF – Prague Philharmonia

The PKF — Prague Philharmonia was founded in 1994 on the initiative of the conductor Jiří Bělohlávek (1946-2017) under the original name Prague Chamber Philharmonia. Today it is one of the most recognised orchestras, not only among Czech but also world ensembles. Regular invitations to tour abroad as well as recording projects with the most renowned international labels bear testimony to this. Since the 2015–16 season the orchestra has been led by the French conductor Emmanuel Villaume.

PKF - Prague Philharmonia
Opera Gala

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