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Smetana Unveiled: Exploring the Man, the Music and the Myths

To celebrate the bicentenary of Czech composer Bedřich Smetana, whose music includes the enchanting cycle of symphonic poems My Country and the popular opera The Bartered Bride, the Czech Centre holds a talk with a distinguished panel of experts discussing the mysteries behind Smetana’s life nad work.

Delve into Smetana’s fascinating journey as we explore his tumultuous life, his unwavering nationalist spirit, and his enduring impact on the Czech musical heritage. From the heartrending strains of his orchestral works to the poignant tales woven into his operas, Smetana’s oeuvre captures the essence of Czech identity and resilience.
A distinguished panel of experts features Jan Smaczny, emeritus professor at Queen’s University Belfast, Dr. Thomas Jaermann, composer and musicologist, and Sandra Bergmannová, Director of the Bedřich Smetana Museum.
In addition, Tomáš Hanus, Music Director of Welsh National Opera will discuss (via ZOOM from Brno) the latest production of Smetana’s opera Dalibor, directed by Sir David Pountney in Brno, which he conducted. Chaired by John Allison, Editor of Opera magazine.

Part of the Year of Czech Music and Smetana 2024.

Organised by Czech Centre London in collaboration with the Czech Tourism.

Details

Date:
March 12
Time
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
£5
Website:
https://london.czechcentres.cz/en/program/smetana-unveiled

Venue

Czech Embassy Cinema
Czech Centre London - Embassy of the Czech Republic in London
London, London W8 4QY United Kingdom
Phone:
07768935361
Website

Organizer

Czech Centre
Phone:
02078363669
Email:
Website:
www.czechcentre.org.uk

Other

Full Name
Veronika Blues
Email
blues@czechcentre.org.uk
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