Dvorak opera Rusalka at Czech chateaux
Antonín Dvořák’s celebrated opera “Rusalka” will ring out at Czech chateaux. Audiences can expect a truly splendid cultural experience as they savour the tones of classical music in the romantic environs of historic buildings.
The opera is being presented at a total 14 chateaux and 1 castle as part of the project entitled “Classical under the Stars” (“Klasika pod hvězdami”), which is being held for the first time this year. The organiser of this cultural event is the art agency Art Triton. CzechTourism is a media partner of the event.
At each performance, viewers can look forward to a more than 100 member ensemble featuring soloists from the leading Czech opera stages (e.g. the State Opera Prague, the National Theatre Prague). The performances will be held in either the courtyards or parks of the chateaux, and there will be a fireworks display at the close of each performance. The performances will be in Czech, with German and English programmes prepared for foreigners in attendance.
If you are planning to attend, you need not worry about unfavourable weather. Even if it begins to rain, the show will go on. The stages and orchestra pits will be covered and the organisers have arranged plastic raincoats for the audience.
More information about the project can be found at www.rusalkanazamcich.cz
Locations and schedule
Saturday, 3 July - Slavkov u Brna chateau
Sunday, 4 July - Žleby chateau
Friday, 9 July - Water Castle of Švihov
Saturday, 10 July - Loučeň chateau
Friday, 16 July - Štiřín chateau
Saturday, 17 July - Lednice chateau
Friday, 23 July - Třeboň chateau
Saturday, 24 July - Hradec nad Moravicí chateau
Friday, 30 July - Bechyně chateau
Saturday, 31 July - Sychrov chateau
Friday, 13 August - Boskovice chateau
Saturday, 14 August - Roudnice nad Labem chateau
Friday, 20 August - Bečov nad Teplou chateau
Saturday, 21 August - Orlík chateau
Saturday, 28 August - Bor u Tachova chateau