Extraordinary Concert

23/6/2020 from 7:30 pm Dvořák’s Hall Rudolfinum

Extraordinary Concert


Program:

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 36 in C major „Linz“ - Adagio. Allegro Spirituoso
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck O del mio dolce ardor from opera Paride ed Elena
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart „Giunse alfin il momento“ Al desio di chi t’adora from opera Le nozze di Figaro
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 36 in C major „Linz“ - Poco adagio
  • Joseph Haydn Berenice, che fai? Scena di Berenice
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 36 in C major „Linz“ - Menuetto
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck „Di guestra cetra in seno“ from opera Il Parnaso Confuso
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 36 in C major „Linz“ - Finale. Presto
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart „Deh, per questo istante“ from opera La Clemenza di Tito

  • Jana Kurucová, soprano
  • Leoš Čepický, concertmaster

Jana Kurucová

JANA KURUCOVÁ from Kežmarok (Slovakia) started her music education in church music,composition, organ, orchestra conducting and singing at the Conservatory J. L. Bellu in Banská Bystrica. In 2002 she received a grant for the University for Music and Drama in Graz and made her operatic debut in The magic Flute (‘Second Lady’) and La Finta Giardiniera (‘Ramiro’). After that, she became a member of the Young Artists Program of the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. From 2005 to2009 she had been a part of ensemble of the Theater Heidelberg.

Since the season 2009/2010 she is a member of the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where she sang in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Le Nozze di Figaro and more roles for example as Suzuki (Madam Butterfly), Fenena (Nabucco), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) and alongside Edita Gruberová as Maffio Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia.
She also sang at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Siviglia under the musical guide of Pedro Halffter, at Opera in Beijing, at the Opera Oslo or at the New National Theatre in Tokyo.
She is well known also in Czech republic, as she sang in National Theater, in Ostrava or with Christine Opolais, Richard Samek and René Pape Dvořák’s Stabat Mater at the Dvořákova Praha Festival.

She made an outstanding role debut, enthousiastically acclaimed by press and audience, as ‘Romeo’ in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi on the occasion of a concert performance of that title within the Klangfestival Dortmund, followed by her equally successful debut at the Semperoper Dresden as ‘Rosina’ (Il barbiere di Siviglia).

In May 2018 she was ‘Martha’ (Mefistofele) alongside Joseph Calleja and Erwin Schrott at the Bayerische Stateopera in Munich and she sang the role of ‘Elisabetta’ (Maria Stuarda) alongside Diana Damrau and Javier Camarena at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Leoš Čepický

He graduated at the Conservatorium in Pardubice and at the Academy of Music Arts in Prague. He won many international competitions, e.g. in Zagreb (Croatia) and in Gorizia (Italy). He frequently gives solo recitals as well as concerts with orchestras, both in the Czech Republic and also abroad. To celebrate the 250th anniversary of J. S. Bach’s death in 2000 he performed a series of concerts of all Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for violin solo at the Smetana’s Festival in Litomyšl. In 2002 he made a Multisonic solo CD recording of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas. Since 2007 he works as a professor of violin at the Academy of Music Arts in Prague and in September 2010 he was appointed as a head of a string department of the Academy of Music in Prague. During his studies at AMU he became the first violinist of the Wihan Quartet and he still remains a member of this quartet. As a member of the Wihan Quartet he won the Prague Spring Award in 1988 and also the International Competition of the String Quartets in London in 1991. In 2008 – 2009 the Wihan Quartet performed all 16 Quartets of Ludwig van Beethoven. Leoš Čepický plays a violin from the workshop of violin master Jan B. Špinlen, copy of Guarneri el Gesu from 1741.