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6/18/2024, 7:30 p.m.

Mariusz Kwiecień & Zuzana Marková & Arnheidur Eiríksdóttir

Zuzana Marková, Emma Balunová – soprano
Arnheidur Eiríksdóttir – mezzo-soprano
Daniel Matoušek – tenor
Mariusz Kwiecień – baritone
Ivan Lyvch – bass
PKF – Prague Philharmonia
Alena Hron – conductor

Zuzana Marková and Mariusz Kwiecień will perform with the singers and the conductor, who are decorated not only with talent, but also with their youth.

Charismatic Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecień enthusiastically joined the project of the Association of Friends of Musical Talents, the foundation of which was initiated by Alena Kunertová, the owner of Nachtigall Artist, to support young singers in starting their careers. Mariusz Kwiecień returns to Prague repeatedly to conduct master classes. Now he will introduce his young protégés on the stage of the Dvořák Hall. He will be joined by the famous soprano Zuzana Marková, a favorite star of many Italian theaters; she is no less loved by audiences at the Paris Opera, the Vienna State Opera, the Berlin State Opera, Los Angeles Opera as well as the festivals in Wexford and Avignon. And equally so, in Prague!

The gifted youth will be represented by the Icelandic mezzo-soprano Arnheidur Eiríksdóttir, who is one of the most successful faces of Nachtigall Artists as well as the soloist of the National Theatre Opera in Prague and winner of the 2023 Thalia Award. She will be joined by soprano Emma Balunová, student of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, tenor Daniel Matoušek, soloist of the National Theatre Opera, who most recently excelled on this stage as Rinuccio in the double title Don Buoso/Gianni Schicchi, and Ukrainian basso Ivan Lyvch, soloist of the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava.

But that's not all! A young talented artist will also assume the conductor’s stand – Alena Hron, a multitalented artist who sings, plays the violin and piano, composes and above all is one of the most promising representatives of the upcoming generation of Czech conductors. Together with the great PKF – Prague Philharmonia, they will certainly prepare a wonderful evening for us!

The patronage of this and other projects was provided by the Minister of Culture Mgr. Martin Baxa.

Program

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)
La clemenza di Tito
Parto, parto (Sesto)
Arnheidur Eiríksdóttir

Ah, perdona al primo affetto (Servilia & Annio)
Emma Balunová & Arnheidur Eiríksdóttir

DON GIOVANNI
Madamina, il catalogo è questo (Leporello)
Ivan Lyvch

Là ci darem la mano (Don Giovanni & Zerlina)
Emma Balunová & Mariusz Kwiecień

VINCENZO BELLINI (1801–1835)
I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Se Romeo t'uccise un figlio (Romeo)
Arnheidur Eiríksdóttir

Norma
Casta diva (Norma)
Zuzana Marková

Mira, o Norma (Adalgisa & Norma)
Arnheidur Eiríksdóttir & Zuzana Marková

GEORGES BIZET (1838–1875)
Les pêcheurs de perles
Je crois entendre encore (Nadir)
Daniel Matoušek

Au fond du temple saint (Nadir & Zurga)
Daniel Matoušek & Mariusz Kwiecień

PIETRO MASCAGNI (1863–1945)
L’amico Fritz
Son pochi fiori, povere viole (Suzel)
Emma Balunová

Suzel, buon di (Fritz & Suzel)
Daniel Matoušek & Emma Balunová

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840–1893)
Eugene Onegin
Polonaise

Letter scene (Tatyana)
Zuzana Marková

All ages are subject to love (Gremin)
Ivan Lyvch

Final scene (Tatyana & Onegin)
Zuzana Marková & Mariusz Kwiecień

Program is subject to change

Project partners

UniCredit Bank

General partner
of the concert series

Benzina ORLEN

Main partner
of the concert series

Hlavní město Praha
Pramacom
Nadace ČEZ
Nadace Agrofert
ČEPS
Akontext
Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa
Seznam.cz
Klasika Plus
Ministerstvo kultury
Wine Food The Italians
PKF – Prague Philharmonia
Rudolfinum