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Festival Opera Barocca 16. 8. - 8. 9. 2013 at Clam-Gallas palace in Prague is held under the auspices of the Prague City Hall, of The Mayor of City District of Prague 1 Mr Ing. Oldrich Lomecky
and of His Excellency Mr Pasquale D'Avino, the Ambassador fo Italy.
The Festival Opera Barocca is a unique project, the only one which presents early music, dance and singing in the authentic style, as they have been performed in the times of their origin.
The treasures of baroque music , the leading artists, the historical instruments, a beautiful scenography an attractive illumination by candle lights and the historic environments of the magnificent prague palaces , help to create a magical festival atmosphere.

Concert Series from August 16th till September 8th 2013 daily except Mondays in all weather conditions

The Institute of Baroque Culture in cooperation with organizers of Prague Carnevale present in a new production for Summer Season 2013 series of musical- dance images from famous ballets and operas XVII. and XVIII. century.
In a sublime environment of palace Clam-Gallas, in the courtyard one of the most beautiful Prague Baroque buildings, the top Czech artists specialized on authentic performance of baroque music will appear.  Musicians, singers and dancers in period costumes and masques will present music, arias and reconstruction of dance and ballet of the famous operas XVII. and XVIII. century.

Duration: 1 hour concert + 15 minutes break (From 8:15 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.)

Venue: Palace Clam-Gallas, Husova 20, Prag 1 - Old Town

Ticket price:

  • First line + drink (Apéritif) 900,- CZK
  • Basic admission 600,- CZK
  • Students, Seniors 500,- CZK

The Program of the summer festival Opera Barocca 2013:

Sotto le Stelle / Under the Starry Sky

Premiere performance in which music of great baroque masters Giovanni Battista Bononcini and his famous rival George Frideric Handel will sound. In a beautiful pastoral pasticcio "Sotto le Stelle" the great music from Bononcini's Rome serenata "la Nemica d'amore fatta Amante" and Handel's Cantata Tirsi, Clori e Fileno will sound.
Performance Dates:
August: 23, 27, 30
September: 3, 6
On Friday 2013 September 6th sing Italian contratenor Alessandro Giangrande.

Quand les Dieux Dansent / When the God's dance

Enjoy an evening of music and dance inspired by the festivities held at the Habsburg and French courts during the Baroque period.
Enjoy works from famous operas and comedies by Lully and from the imperial court comes music by His Majesty Leopold I, The Holy Roman Emperor, Schmelzer, Cesti and Biber von Bibern. 

Performance Dates: 

August: 16, 17, 18, 25, 29
September: 1, 5, 8

Sonata Venatoria / The Hunting Sonata

Music and dance performance inspired by the pictures on the theme of hunting. The charming symbolic meeting of shepherds and nymphs, led by the Goddess Diana.
In a programme which is dedicated to hunting and the late summer pleasures you will hear music by the Baroque masters T. Merula, P. J. Vejvanovský, H. I. F. Biber, A. Campra, A. Vivaldi, J. S. Bach and J.Mysliveček.
Performance Dates:
August: 20, 21, 22, 24, 28, 31
September: 4, 7

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