We kindly invite you to popular organ concerts at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Thanks to high artistic level these Prague classical concerts are an unforgettable experience. Enjoy a rich sound of baroque organ together with vocal. This combination will amaze you by new colours and sound variations.
DUŠAN RŮŽIČKA - TENOR
is a graduate of the Prague Conservatory. In 2012, he performed the role of
Gabriel von Eisenstein (Strauss: Die Fledermaus) at the Silesian Theatre in
Opava, where he was engaged from 2013 to 2015. He also portrayed there
the parts of Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Goro (Madama
Butterfly), Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Nemorino
(L’elisir d’amore), Števa (Jenůfa), and he currently appears in Opava as
Sándor Barinkay (Der Zigeunerbaron). At the Moravian Theatre in Olomouc,
he sang the roles of Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and the Artist
(The Fall of the Antichrist).
Since the 2015/16 season, he has been a full-time member of the F. X.
Šalda Theatre in Liberec, where he has appeared as a guest since 2011. At
the present time, he can be seen in the productions of Die Fledermaus,
Die Zauberflöte, Thaïs, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Rigoletto, The Maid of
Orleans, Jenůfa, Nabucco, The Two Widows, Eine Nacht in Venedig,
Mam’zelle Nitouche, Francesca da Rimini and The Miserly Knight.
MARKÉTA ŠMEJKALOVÁ - ORGAN
studied piano and organ at the Conservatory in Prague. She continued in
her studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in the class of
professor Jan Hora. She became a laureat of youth organists competition
Opava 1988 and also is a finalist of International competition Pražské Jaro.
For several years she teached at the Conservatory in Prague. At present
she gives solo and chamber concerts.
Listen to festive fanfares, played by two trumpeters in stylized costumes on the heraldic trumpets before beginning of the concert at the staircase of the church. The artists are performing in front of the church usually 1,5 - 2 hours before the concert.
The organ of St. Francis of Assisi Church is the second oldest organ in Prague, built in 1702. Many famous personalities such as W. A. Mozart, A. Dvorak or J. Seger played this unique music instrument, which has been recently sensibly repaired.