Prague Summer Nights’ 2021 Festival To Be Held in Person

By Francisco Salazar

Classical Movements’ Prague Summer Nights: Young Artists Music Festival has announced it will move forward with a live and in-person festival this summer.

The festival will take place from July 5 to August 2, 2021, and will adhere to COVID-19 protocols. Nearly 100 singers, instrumentalists, conductors, stage directors, rehearsal pianists, and arts administrators from more than 20 countries will be expected to follow new guidelines including Prague Summer Nights protocols, travel protocols determined by the United States government, and the local and national guidelines within the Czech Republic.

While Classical Movements is committed to the festival being live and in-person in the Czech Republic, they are still making plans for an alternative version of the festival to be held in the United States, in case travel to Prague is not possible.

The 2021 festival will return to the Estates Theater in Prague and will stage full productions of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” and “Le Nozze di Figaro.” The Prague Summer Nights Festival Orchestra will play all opera performances and their own orchestral program at the Rudolfinum, home of the Czech National Philharmonic, as well as
two other concerts in Tábor and the surrounding cities of Prague.

Participants will have the opportunity to perform in the PSN chamber music program and chamber music performances will be held in Tábor and the famed Rudolfinum of Prague.

Singers will also have additional concerts including opera scenes which will feature scenes from Dvořák’s “Rusalka” and Smetana’s “Bartered Bride,” as well as favorite operas by Bizet, Donizetti, and Puccini. The famed “Cabaret” night will also be seen this year.

This year the festival will welcome David Kim, principal violinist of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and will serve as a guest artist and clinician during the Prague Summer
Nights Festival.