Prague Summer Nights

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A Passionate Duo – Sherrill Milnes & Maria Zouves On Training The Next Generation & Directing Opera Together
What do you do after you've taught, formed a young artist program and had a legendary career as a singer and conductor? The answer? Direct opera. That is exactly what famed baritone Sherrill Milnes has embarked on alongside his wife, Maria Zouves. In collaboration with the Prague Summer Nights, presented by Classical Movements, the duo has already directed two Mozart masterpieces with the festival and have garnered rave reviews. Passing…
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Q&A: Kristine Overman On Singing The Countess in ‘Le Nozze Di Figaro’ And Returning To Prague Summer Nights
The Prague Summer Nights Festival, presented by Classical Movements, continues this weekend in Salzburg. One of the artists performing this week includes Kristine Overman, a 21-year-old soprano who is currently studying at the University of Michigan and who is singing her second major opera role. Having performed with the Michigan Opera Theater as a young child, Overman has always been exposed to opera and with the Prague Summer Nights Festival,…
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Q&A: Anna Kozlakiewicz On Fulfilling A Dream In Salzburg & Pamina’s Challenges
The Prague Summer Nights festival, presented by Classical Movements, continues this week in Salzburg where young artists will have the chance to perform at the legendary Mozarteum. Among the young artists is Anna Kozlakiewicz, a lyric soprano who studied voice at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and Art History at the UKSW Warszawa. She is currently studying at Indiana University, where she is working under the tutelage of legendary artist…
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Q&A: Dominic Veilleux On Papageno, Mozart And Singing In Prague
The Prague Summer Nights Festival, presented by Classical Movements, is a program with a mission to develop the next generation of opera singers and allow young artists to perform in historic venues and find a platform to begin their careers. Baritone Dominic Veilleux is new to the program this year. The baritone, who is portraying Papageno in Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte," is a rising star in Canada where he is a…
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Prague Summer Nights 2017 Review – Le Nozze Di Figaro: A Solid Cast Makes For An Enjoyable Evening Of Mozart
Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro" is considered a masterpiece on all levels, musically and dramatically. But it is also an opera that is incredibly complicated to stage. A production needs great singing actors who meet the demands that Mozart and da Ponte required. Luckily, the Prague Summer Nights lined up a cast that was very well directed by Maria Zouves and Sherrill Milnes. The Almavivas Perhaps the strongest singer of…
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Prague Summer Nights Festival 2017: From Tabor To Prague To Salzburg
The Prague Summer Nights is a program presented by Classical Movements that was founded as a way to develop young artists from all over in one of the musical centers on the planet - Prague. The program now in its third year has expanded and this year has been quite the ride for all the artists involved, spanning three locations and a plethora of activities. Tabor  The festival began in Tabor,…
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Q&A: John Holland On His Work with The Prague Summer Nights And Career Development
Baritone John Holland is returning to the Prague Summer Nights Festival for the third with his participation this year. As an alumnus of the program, the baritone has performed numerous roles including Masetto in "Don Giovanni" at the Estates Theatre in Prague, Vodník in "Rusalka" in the Czech Republic, Belcore in "L’Elisir D’Amore," Alberich in "Der Ring Des Nibelungen" with Toronto’s Opera by Request, Figaro in "Le Nozze di Figaro"…
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Prague Summer Nights 2017 Review – Die Zauberflöte: An Energetic Evening Filled With Promising New Voices
The Prague Summer Nights kicked off its operatic selections on July 1, 2017, with a production of "Die Zauberflöte" with one major caveat. Due to renovations at the Estates Theater, the festival was forced to move all its opera productions and concerts to the St. Simons and Judes Church for this year's festival. While it definitely limits the possibilities of what can be done on stage and the acoustics may…
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Prague Summer Nights 2017: A Day At The Prague Summer Nights Festival
The Prague Summer Nights Festival was founded to help young artists develop their talent and foster their careers on an international level. Not only does it give singers from around the world the opportunity to work with many great artists, but it gives them the opportunity to sing for an international audience. Having begun earlier in June, singers and instrumentalists go through intensive coachings learning full operas and opera scenes.…
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Q&A: Artistic Director John Nardolillo On Working With Young Singers & Mozart At Prague Summer Nights
The Prague Summer Nights is underway and OperaWire will be providing extensive coverage of the showcase. Produced by Classical Movements, the festival seeks to promote young artists with John Nardilillo as its artistic director and conductor. Nardolillo has appeared with numerous orchestras including the Seattle, San Francisco, Detroit, Atlanta, Dallas, National, Utah, Columbus, Oregon, Fort Worth, Alabama, North Carolina, Toledo, Vermont and Honolulu Symphony Orchestras. Nardolillo has also worked with a…