Evening @ Opera

31.8.2019, 19:00, Triple Hall Karolina


Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
Peter Rundel, Conductor
Jan Horák, Michal Pěchouček, Stage Design
Claudia Barainsky, Soprano

Petr Bakla: There Is An Island Above The City (2018) *world premiere
Morton Feldman: Neither (1977; libretto by Samuel Beckett)

Morton Feldman’s composition Neither can be viewed as a deconstruction of the opera form. It lacks any conventional drama and the only “character” present on stage is the singer of the solo soprano part. The libretto, which was written by Samuel Beckett, consists of only a few lines. Neither makes an intense, unmediated and deep impression on the listener. The evening will also include the world premiere of Czech composer Petr Bakla’s piece There is An Island Above the City. Bakla says: “Don’t try to make your music more interesting than it actually is. It will help nothing.” Here, Bakla is attempting to create a composition as an “objective” exploration of the musical material.

Subject to change.



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