Apply now for Prague Summer Nights Young Artists Music Festival 2018!
Prague Summer Nights is casting for major roles in Le nozze di Figaro & Die Zauberflöte, to be performed in fully-staged productions at the Estates Theatre in Prague, where Mozart conducted the premiere of Don Giovanni. Singers will have coachings and lessons with members of the PSN faculty, and will work with guest clinicians Lawrence Brownlee and Rosalind Plowright. Singers will participate in the opera scenes program, with scenes from Czech operas, by Dvořák, Smetana, and Janáček. And coach with Jelena Nosková, the head coach of the Czech National Opera Theater. Additional performances include a cabaret at a historic jazz club, featuring music from the American Songbook and Broadway. Apply: PragueSummerNights.com/apply.
Debuting in 2015 and hailed for its “high-quality productions” (Hospodářské noviny) and “sophistication” (Prague Post), Classical Movements’ Prague Summer Nights: Young Artists Music Festival (PSN) affords aspiring young professionals in the world of opera and orchestra the opportunity to perform in some of Europe’s most historic venues and offers fully-staged opera productions, orchestral performances, chamber music concerts, an opera scenes program, and even a cabaret concert. The 30-day festival features 18 performances, coachings, masterclasses, lessons, and career development opportunities for its participants. Past programs have featured performances in the famed Estates Theater, Rudolfinum, and Smetana Hall of Prague and, in 2017, the program made its first trip to Salzburg, performing in the Große Saal of the Mozarteum.
In 2018, PSN is proud to return to the historic Estates Theater, located in the heart of one of Europe’s most beautiful and historic cities, Prague. Fully-staged performances of Le nozze di Figaro and Die Zauberflöte, with orchestra, will be presented on the stage of the Estates with professional sets and historic costumes from the National Theater.
For vocalists, additional concerts at the festival include an opera scenes program which will feature scenes from important Czech operas such as Dvořák’s Rusalka and Smetana’s Bartered Bride. Singers will work directly with coaches and faculty from the Czech National Theater and the Prague Conservatory on diction, language, acting, and character development. A cabaret performance of music from the American Songbook and Broadway, including the music of Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Irving Berlin, Kurt Weill, and Cole Porter will take place in a famous Prague jazz club.