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5th June 2009, Baroque Castle Theatre, Český Krumlov, Czech Republic
On June 5th there takes place one of the only two performances held each year at the Baroque Castle Theatre at Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic. This theatre opened in 1766, the same year as Drottningholm. It has more original scenery and a deeper stage than Drottningholm and equally impressive machinery, some of which was roped by David Wilmore. They also have a much more rigorous view on conservation, hence the infrequency of fully staged performances by real and simulated candlelight.
The opera this year is La Semele, ossia La Richiesta fatale by Johann Adolf Hasse (1699 - 1783) first performed in Naples in 1726. The performance concludes the first day of the two-day 8th International Annual Conference The World of Baroque Theatre. After the opera there is a baroque reception in the baroque gardens lit only by two thousand candles. Wine flows and a string orchestra plays.
Attendance is by invitation only and there is a reasonable fee for the two days. If you wish to be invited please express your interest, enclosing brief credentials, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Related STR Pages
Richmond Conference Report
(which featured two speakers from The Baroque Theatre
General Events Index
8th April 2009