Bolero, Carmina Burana
Spanish Synagogue |
65 minutes |
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You will hear Ravel´s Bolero, famous opera and musical melodies and Jewish melodies performed by the Czech Collegium Chamber Ensemble. Soprano Michaela Šrůmová guarantees a pleasant artistic experience.
Pavel Šafařík - I. violin
Petr Hlaváč - II. violin
Vladimír Bažant- viola
Jaroslav Matějka - cello
Lukáš Verner - bass
Ensemble Czech Cllegium is a significant music ensemble of Prague music scene. It was founded by members of the Prague Symphony Orchestra and is an essential part of Prague's cultural life.
Michaela Šrůmová - soprano
The soprano Michaela Šrůmová is a member of the National Theatre Opera in Prague, where she is valued not only for her velvet voice and musicality, but also for her great versatility.
If you want to know more about Prague´s synagogues, concert halls or Prague´s churches, see our List of Venues!
The synagogue got its name from the Moorish style, in which it was in 1868 built on the site of the original synagogue – so called Altschul - from the 12th century. Exotic style, inspired by famous Alhambra, emphasized the reformist character of the new synagogue, which belonged to German-speaking reform Jews.
The building was designed by Josef Niklas and Jan Bělský, the remarkable interior by Antonín Baum and Bedřich Münzberger. František Škroup, the composer of the Czech national anthem, served as organist here in 1836-45 (i. e. still in Altshul). The synagogue now belongs to the Prague´s Jewish Museum, it houses part of the exhibition, and popular concerts of classical and sacred music often take place here.