6.00 pm Welcome drink and a tour of the exhibition
6.30 pm Meeting with Stories from the Arts. The curators of the Lobkowicz Collections reveal their treasures
7.00 pm Concert in the Imperial Hall
8.15 pm Meeting the musicians over a glass of wine with refreshments prepared by the Chef of the Lobkowicz Palace
"It is wonderful to draw energy from the public and create something beautiful which lasts only for a given moment."
Technical maturity, diversity of expression – these are only some of the attributes which critics use to describe the art of Konstantin Krimell, a young baritone with Romanian-German roots. This singer, who has been recording exclusively for the French label Alpha since 2019, came to prominence with his first album Saga, which was devoted to the lied repertoire – after all, lieder are Krimmel’s natural territory. He has been a guest at lieder evenings and Schubertiades at prestigious festivals in prominent world halls: at the Cologne Philharmonic, the Deutsche Oper in Berlin and Wigmore Hall. Konstantin Krimmel has won competitions such as the Deutche Musikwettbewerb or Internationalen Helmut Deutsch Liedwettbewerb. In the autumn of 2021, Krimmel became a member of the Bavarian State Opera and thus began an entirely new chapter of an already promising career.
The third concert of the Lobkowicz subscription series is dedicated to vocal-instrumental music. The PKF — Prague Philharmonia will be sharing the podium with an outstanding musician from the upcoming generation of artists, the baritone Konstantin Krimmel, a member of the Bavarian State Opera. The concert programme will be exclusively Classical, featuring works by Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. While Mozart’s operas are an essential part of theatre repertoires across the globe, Joseph Haydn’s operas are given more sporadically. However, this brilliant composer wrote works for the stage from his residence at Esterházy Castle, and one of the most beautiful is the opera L’anima del filosofo, ossia Orfeo ed Euridice. We will hear numbers from Mozart’s famous comic operas The Marriage of Figaro and Così fan tutte, as well as from one of his last operas, the fairy-tale Magic Flute, where humorous scenes appear alongside a number of philosophical thoughts. The purely instrumental works consist of Mozart’s Symphony No. 23 in D major, a remarkable work by an 18-year-old genius, and his Contredanses, which were probably written for the carnival season in the last year of Mozart’s life. However, the composer based them on earlier works, for example, on famous melodies from The Marriage of Figaro.
Price of a season ticket: CZK 16 000.
The season ticket is valid for a calendar year and is transferable, covers all four concerts in the series, a designated seat in the hall, and an invitation to all of the evening’s activities.
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