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Workshops/Festivals 2012: (CZ) Opera Barocca 2012 (14 aug-9 sep 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 19, 2012

Location: Palace Clam-Gallas, Husova 20, Prag 1 CZ

The Institute Baroque Culture in cooperation with organizers of Prague Carnevale present in a new production for Summer Season 2012 series of musical- dance images from famous ballets and operas XVII. and XVIII. century in performances called:

QUAND LES DIEUX DANSENT / When the Gods Dance
SEGRETO / Secret of Prague Palace
VIVAT CARNEVALE / Vivat Carnevale

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 XVIIth and XVIIIth century.

In an exceptional stage performance, you will hear music by J. B. Lully, M. Marais, A. Campra, G. Finger, T. Albinoni, G. Bononcini, A. Vivaldi , G. F. Händel, J. Mysliveček and W. A. Mozart performed by Baroque Orchestra Carnevale (Hipocondria Ensamble) and reconstructions of historical dances by The Danseurs Nobles  or The Hartig Ensemble - dances and ballets with three centuries, will dance.

Performances starts at 8:15 PM
A wonderful hour concert will allow you to imagine the beauty and elegance of 18th century.
Aperitif is served during the break and after the show.
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

August / September 2012, concerts start at 8:15 pm

Tue  14. 8. Les Dieux Dansent  / When Gods Dance
Wed 15. 8. Segreto / The Secret
Thu  16. 8. Vivat Carnevale
Fri    17. 8. Les Dieux Dansent  /  When Gods Dance
Sat   18. 8. Segreto / The Secret
Sun  19. 8. Vivat Carnevale
Mon do not play
Tue  21. 8. Les Dieux Dansent  /  When Gods Dance
Wed 22. 8. Segreto / The Secret
Thu  23. 8. Vivat Carnevale
Fri    24. 8. Les Dieux Dansent  / When Gods Dance
Sat   25. 8. Segreto / The Secret
Sun  26. 8. Vivat Carnevale
Mon do not play
Tue  28. 8. Les Dieux Dansent  / When Gods Dance
Wed 29. 8. Segreto / The Secret
Thu  30. 8. Vivat Carnevale
Fri    31. 8. Les Dieux Dansent  / When Gods Dance
Sat   1. 9. Segreto / The Secret
Sun  2. 9. Vivat Carnevale
Mon do not play
Tue  4. 9. Les Dieux Dansent  / When Gods Dance
Wed 5. 9. Segreto / The Secret
Thu  6. 9. Vivat Carnevale
Frid  7. 9. Les Dieux Dansent  / When Gods Dance
Sat   8. 9. Segreto / The Secret
Sun  9. 9. Vivat Carnevale

In addition, there will be regular Soirée Baroque each month at 7.30 in the Marble Hall of the Clam-Gallas Palace

  • OPERA BAROCCA "VENDEMIA / VINTAGE" Saturday 15. 9. 2012, start at 7.30 pm
    Soirée baroque with vintage themes
  • OPERA BAROCCA "HUNTING" Saturday 13. 10. 2012, start at 7.30 pm
    Soirée baroque with hunting theme
  • OPERA BAROCCA "ST. MARTIN'S" Saturday 10. 11. 2012, start at 7.30 pm
    Soirée baroque with St. Martin's theme
  • OPERA BAROCCA "ADVENT" Saturday 8. 12. 2012, start at 7.30 pm
    Soirée baroque with  Advent theme

Visit the Opera Barocca 2012 for more information.

Johann Wenzel Count von Gallas, a supreme imperial diplomat, Habsburg ambassador in London, delegate to Papal Curia, the Highest Marshal of Bohemian Crown, Member of the Privy Council, Knight of the Golden Fleece Order, Spanish Grand and ViceRoy in Naples had called up an elite imperial court architect Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach from Vienna to design the new palace. In place of an older and smaller palace the works started in 1714. Count Gallas submitted all sculptural decorations to famous workshop of Matthias Bernard Braun. After the death of J. W. Gallas in the year 1719 his son Philipp Joseph Count von Gallas continued in the complex construction. He concluded a contract with an excellent Italian painter Carlo Innocenzo Carloni, who was famous in Vienna, to paint great frescos – monumental opuses – allegorical scenes from antique mythology ( i.e. Apollo’s triumph over the demons of darkness is displayed above the upper hall part of the palace stairs). The palace had been from the very beginning conceived as a prestigious centre of power and authority. The Gallas Family (later Clam-Gallas family as the successor) were generous benefactors of visual arts, music, and theatre. The palace had always been one of the most important centres of social life in Prague. (i.e. W. A. Mozart in 1787 or L. van Beethoven in 1796 performed there). Today the palace complex is used for the needs of the Archive of the Capital City of Prague. Every year during carnival saison this palace is Residence of Carnevale Praha and few balls and events are produced there. The most famous of them is The Crystal Ball.