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Festival of Baroque Arts in Český Krumlov

20. 9. - 22. 9. 2019

Festival of Baroque Arts - Baroque opera

The Festival concept is based around staging Baroque operas according to today´s possibilities with as much authenticity in the presentation as possible. A team of researchers associated in the Hofmusici ensemble prepares a modern age premiere of a new Baroque opera each year. A civic association Festivaly Český Krumlov looks after the media and sponsor relations.  



Festival of Baroque Arts - Baroque operaJohann Adolf Hasse: Demofoonte

Date, time and place:

20.09.2019 (Fr); 18:00; Baroque Theatre, Český Krumlov Castle

21.09.2019 (Sa); 17:00; Baroque Theatre, Český Krumlov Castle

22.09.2019 (Su); 17:00; Baroque Theatre, Český Krumlov Castle


Baroque opre, Castle Theatre in Český KrumlovModern world premiere of Baroque opera

Lenght of the performance: about 3 hours (+ break 2x 20 minutes)

First performance:Venice, Teatro san Giovanni Grisostomo, 26 December 1748

Johann Adolf Hasse (1699 - 1783): Demofoonte

Dramma per Musica

Libretto: Pietro Metastasio

Baroque opera, Castle Theatre in Český KrumlovPerformed by:

Soloists, Hof-Musici Baroque Orchestra, stage director Zuzana Vrbová, directed from the harpsichord by Ondřej Macek. 



sector C (balcony) 2500 CZK

sector A (the first 4 lines) 2400 CZK

sector B (auditorium) 2000 CZK


Johann Adolf HasseJOHANN ADOLF HASSE (1699 - 1783), known throughout all of Europe´s cultural scene from the 1730´s to the 1770´s under the nickname Il Sassone (the Saxon) is one of the most distinguished composers od Italian opera during the late Baroque. For four decades, an exceptinally long period of popularity, his works were enthusiastically received at noble courts and in the most famous opera theatres in Italy and north of the Alps. The fact that he disappeared into nearly complete oblivion in the 19th and 20th centuries is thus all the more surprising. In 1922, French writer and musicologist Romain Rolland described this disappearance as one of the worst injustices in the historic of music. 

Pietro MetastasioThe author of the libretto for the opera Demofoonte is the most important Italian dramatist of the 18th century, the imperial court poet PIETRO METASTASIO (1698 - 1782). This Dramma per Musica was first set by Antonio Caldara in 1733. By the end of the 18th century, it had been set to music more than seventy times. Hasse´s version was first performed in Dresden in the spring of 1748; the second, slightly revised version of the opera then premiered in Venice´s Teatro San Giovanni Grisostomo on 26 December 1748.  



Lucie Rozsnyó a Miloslav ŠtudentPascalli della Vita

Virtues & Vices in Italian sacred music of the 17th century.

Date and time: 20. 09. 2019 (Fr), 19:00

Where: Great Hall of the former Convent of St. Clare, Český Krumlov

Lucie Rozsnyó - soprano, Miloslav Študent - lute, theorbo, Baroque guitar

Entry: 350 CZK


Fibonacci KwartetClassical string quartets on period instruments

Date and time: 21. 09. 2019 (Sa), 13:00

Where: Column Hall on the 1st Castle Courtyard

Fibonacci Kwartet (Poland)

Programme: W. A. Mozart, J. M. Kraus, L. van Beethoven

Entry: 550 CZK


Calamus ConsortFrom the Chalumeau to the Basset horn

A walk through the music of the 18th century with differents types of single-reed woodwind instruments.

Date and time: 21. 09. 2019 (Sa), 19:00

Where: Main Hall of the Regional Museum, Český Krumlov

Calamus Consort (Austria)

Entry: 550 CZK


Baroque fireworkBaroque Fireworks and Baroque Illumination

Date and time: 21. 09. 2019 (Sa), 21:00

Where: Summer Riding School, Castle Gardens

Theatrum Pyrotechnicum (Český Krumlov)

Entry: 200 CZK


Ensemble DamianMusic of the Piarist composers

Church music composed in Baroque Bohemia by the members of the Piarist Order.

Date and time: 22. 09. 2019 (Su), 11:00

Where: Corpus Christi monastery curch, Český Krumlov

Ensemble Damian, artistic director Tomáš Hanzlík




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