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Janáček philharmonic OstravaC/What we loveC3: Opera starts – The Overtures

C3: Opera starts – The Overtures

Programme:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
 Don Giovanni
Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco
Richard Wagner: Parsifal
Bedřich Smetana: The Bartered Bride
Leoš Janáček: From the House of the Dead
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila
Gioacchino Rossini: William Tell
George Bizet: Carmen
Antonín Dvořák: Carnival
 

Cast:
Igor Chmela
 – presenter
Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava
Rastislav Štúr – Conductor

Another of our new cycle events is dedicated to opera. Opera belongs to the best-known music genres, and probably every one of us has come across it at some point in their life, whether at a concert or just hearing it as a mobile ringtone. The opera offers a countless number of moods, themes and forms, and it overlaps with many artistic genres. The overture is an integral and traditional part of the opera: it tells the story, creates the atmosphere and shows what direction the opera will take. It is also a separate musical unit in its own right, so each of the compositions you will hear this evening will “carry” you to a different place.