Czech singer, screenwriter and actor Karel Štedrý, famous for I have a
Small Tent, a duet with Waldemar Matuška, and songs like Letters and
Magdaléna, has died at the age of 80.
In the 1960s, the entertainer was connected to famous Prague theatres and
clubs such as Reduta and Rokoko, as well as the renowned Semafor Theatre,
which he co-founded and where he worked from 1959 to 1962.
As an actor, he appeared in the films If a Thousand Clarinets and That Czech Song of Ours.
Czech composer and former head of the Czech Philharmonic, Václav
Riedlbauch, has died. His wife confirmed he had fought against illness for
Throughout his career Mr Riedlbauch authored numerous chamber and orchestral works including a ballet adaptation of Macbeth, which ran for six seasons at the National Theatre from 1984. Riedlbauch was 70 years old.
The famous Czech singer Marta Kubišová is due to make her final public performance on Wednesday in her home town of České Budějovice, the last stop of her goodbye tour. The performance takes place on her 75th birthday, the end of a storied career in which Kubišová went from pop star to a symbol of resistance.
Marta Kubišová will appear on stage for the last time in her native
České Budějovice on Wednesday night. The singer is making her final
public performance on her 75th birthday. She bade farewell to audiences in
Prague on Friday.
A pop star in 1960s Czechoslovakia, Kubišová was banned by the Communists and became a symbol of resistance to the Soviet occupation. Her performance of her trademark song A Prayer for Marta to a packed Wenceslas Square during the 1989 Velvet Revolution reflected the enormous changes that were taking place at that time.
Czech-American contemporary music composer Ladislav Kubik has died in the
United States at the age of 71, the ctk news agency reported.
Kubik studied composition at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and taught at the Prague Music Conservatory before moving to the United States. From 1991 he worked as Professor of Composition at Florida State University's College of Music in Tallahassee.
He won international recognition thanks to concerts, radio broadcasting and recording of his works in more than 20 countries of South and North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Singer Marta Kubišová will perform at Prague’s Lucerna on Friday, one
of the stops on her Goodbye tour. The singer who was persecuted by the
communist authorities and banned from singing and became a symbol of the
Velvet Revolution with her song Prayer for Marta, is performing live for
the last time in the series of concerts.
Her last stop in České Budějovice on November 1, will coincide with the singer’s 75 birthday.
World famous singer Placido Domingo takes to Prague’s Estates Theatre to conduct Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Giovanni. It’s the same theatre where Mozart himself conducted the premier of his work in 1787 with Domingo’s rendition coming on the 230th anniversary of the original. A second performance conducted by Domingo will take place on Sunday in the square outside the National Theatre and will be televised by public broadcaster Czech Television. Domingo came up with the idea of the two performances during a private visit to the Czech capital.
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