On the second evening after the official opening of the 29th year the IMF Český Krumlov will offer an opera gala concert of one of the most sought-after tenors of his generation, Pavel Černoch. He made a successful debut as Števa in Her Stepdaughter at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich in 2009. Since then he has been a regular guest on the stages of the most important opera houses such as Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Berlin Staatsoper, Théâtre La Monnaie in Brussels, Opéra de Bastille in Paris, Teatro Real in Madrid and Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and at the opera festivals in Glyndebourne and Salzburg. He has achieved success with roles of the Italian, French, Russian and Czech repertoire. In Český Krumlov he will be accompanied by the North Czech Philharmonic Teplice under the baton of Jaroslav Kyzlink. The audience will listen to arias from the operas Tosca, La Traviata, La bohme and Rusalka.
The North Czech Philharmonic Teplice is the only professional symphony orchestra in the Ústí nad Labem District. The founding charter and the official approval of the orchestra bear the year 1838. Leading personalities of world music have given concerts there, for example, conductors Eugen d´Albert, Richard Strauss, Siegfried Wagner, Alexander Zemlinsky and Felix von Weingartner, pianists Ferruccio Busoni, Emil Sauer, Ernö Dohnányi, violinists Pablo de Sarasate, Eugéne Ysae, Bronislav Huberman, Fritz Kreisler, violoncellists Pablo Casals, David Popper, Julius Klengel, Hugo Becker and many others. After 1948 the ensemble had a number of conductors, for example, Miloslav Bervíd, Bohumil Berka, Martin Turnovský, Libor Pešek, Vladimír Válek, Jaroslav Soukup, Tomáš Koutník, Charles Olivieri-Munroe, Alfonso Scarano and the current chief conductor is Petr Vronský. Every year the North Czech Philharmonic holds around 120 concerts, out of which more than 40 are abroad – in Germany, Italy, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Monaco, France, Belgium, Denmark, Portugal, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Serbia and Malta but also in Asia and South America, where the ensemble has performed on prestigious stages in Santiago de Chile, San Juan, Córdoba, Rosario and Buenos Aires.
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