In the beginning (Czech premiere)
Scenes of Parsifal from the same name opera
Parsifal: Good Friday Music
Aria of Parsifal "Amfortas! Die Wunde!" and "Nur eine Waffe taugt!"
Jolana FOGAŠOVÁ | soprano
Eliška WEISSOVÁ | alto
Simon O’NEILL | tenor
Peter MIKULÁŠ | bass
THE KÜHN CHOIR OF PRAGUE
Jaroslav BRYCH | choirmaster
PRAGUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Pietari INKINEN | conductor
Two narratives connected to the FOK chief conductor meander through the season’s closing concert. The first concerns one of the most important composers at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries, Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928–2016). FOK is presenting a premiere of a piece written by him for his friend Pietari Inkinen. By hand of fate it was his last composition ever. Its metaphysical facet is intensified by its name – At the Beginning. The main character in the second story is Simon O´Neill, the heroic tenor from New Zealand, who is at home at leading opera houses around the world. In June 2018, he will be introduced at the Smetana Hall by Pietari Inkinen, his friend from excellent Wagnerian productions in Australia.
Prices: 400, 560, 660, 800,- Kč
Meeting with the artists:
28. 6. 2018, 6.15 p.m. – Pattiserie Hall, Municipal House
free for visitors of this concert
The concert is being held under the auspices of H. E. Mrs. Helena Tuuri, Ambassador of Finland to the Czech Republic.