June20 2021 (Sun)
7:00 PM

Musica non grata: Brno - Praha - Hollywood

Concert in Prague State Opera

Prague State Opera | Classical Music

70 minutes | Available

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Date: June 20, 2021 | 19:00 (Sun)
Venue: Prague State Opera
Duration: 70 minutes
Status: Available
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The concert presents the works of composers, whose lives were affected by the rise of Nazi power in Europe

Programme was compiled by Karl-Heinz Steffens, the music director of the State Opera and aims to show the diversity of the works and lives of the composers featured within the Musica non grata project.

From the Scherzo triste by Pavel Haas, who was murdered in Auschwitz; through Jaromír Weinberger’s operetta Frühlingsstürme (Spring Storms), whose premiere in Berlin in 1933 starred the celebrated Czech soprano Jarmila Novotná; to the Brno-born composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s music for the Hollywood blockbuster The Sea Hawk. Composing film music earned Korngold double Film Academy Award (Oscar) for "Anthony Adverse" (1936) and "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938).


  • Pavel Haas: Scherzo triste, op. 5 for orchestra
  • Viktor Ullmann: Slawische Rhapsodie for orchestra and saxophone, op. 24 (saxophone: Pavel Škrna)
  • Franz Schreker: Der ferne Klang, Interlude
  • Jaromír Weinberger: Six Czech Songs and Dances for orchestra and violin -1. Andante rubato — Affettuoso (solo: Radovan Šandera)
  • Jaromír Weinberger: Frühlingsstürme - Sitzt man nachts mit einer Frau beim Tee, aria Lydie
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Die tote Stadt - Mariettas Lied — Glück, das mir verblieb
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Sea Hawk, suite for orchestra


Jana Sibera - soprano solo
Pavel Škrna - saxophone
The State Opera Orchestra
Karl-Heinz Steffens - conductor


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    - up to 180 days after overcoming COVID-19 
    These conditions do not apply to children up to the age of 6.
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  • The price includes service fee of 3,7 € (100,- CZK)
  • No discounts are provided. 
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  • The program may be subject to change.

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