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Over 550,000 spectators from all around the world have enjoyed the most successful version of W.A Mozart’s world-famous opera. Since June 1991 the play has been a regular launch of the Theatre’s repertoire. For 15 years the show has been presented at more than 40 world festivals. Nowadays it ranks among the supreme masterpieces of the Czech marionette artists’ skill. The play is a much-sought-after spectacle among visitors from all over the world. The show is seasoned with subtle wit and jocular undertone. It is comprehensible to all age groups, so it may be recommended as a theatre experience for whole families. The puppets are about a metre tall and they guide you throughout the whole story of this classical opera. In the end of the show a live actor appears on the stage as well. The libretto is in the Italian language, the play-back music was recorded by the Swedish Philharmonic Orchestra in the palace of Drottningholm, playing the classical Baroque instruments. The show is directed by an outstanding Czech director Karel Brožek, who, besides others, also stood at the cradle of the Laterna magika non-verbal theatre. The National Marionette Theatre, founded in June 1991 as a private theatre in Prague, Czech Republic. Its repertoire consists mainly of puppet-play adaptations of classical world operas such as “Don Giovanni” and “Magic Flute” by W.A.Mozart or “Orpheus and Eurydice” by Ch.W.Gluck. Its most renown opera “Don Giovanni” sees this year, marking the 250th anniversary of birth of W.A.Mozart, its jubilee 3,500th performance. Related photos

Opera for the whole family! Czech marionettes in the opera of operas! More than 3,000 performances already launched! Attended festivals round the world and participated in major international events. Mozart composed his “Don Giovanni”, the “opera of operas”, specifically for Prague and he also personally conducted its first world performance at Stavovské divadlo (The Prague Estates Theatre). That was in 1787. Národní divadlo Marionet (The National Marionette Theatre) presents this brilliant opera in a unique style using the classical tall puppets in stylish costumes and marionette stage effects. The project is a tribute to Mozart’s period and to the atmosphere of that era in form of an authentic 18th-century spectacle.

During the nearly two-hours long, deeply impressive concert, that moved every soul in the audience, the Hungarian group presented their most popular songs, known also abroad. The tracks, featuring the 30-years career of the band, were played with youthful temper and big success. In the audience there were several hundreds of Hungarians living in Slovakia and Czechia who, together with János Kóbor and his group, sang the band's best known songs. When, after the song „Tízezer lépés - Ten thousand steps“ it looked as if the whole Lucerna hall was shaking from the audience's stamping feet, melody of the song „Lena“ brought in the minds of the mainly middle-aged audience pictures of dashing sleigh in vast, snow-covered Siberian steppes. The song titled „Nem tudom a neved - I don´t know your name“ was received well, but this was nothing compared to the moment, when the song „Gyöngyhajú lány - Pearly-haired girl“ began, a song that thousands of Czechs know nearly by heart. First, the audience fell silent, and then they started to sing in unison, Hungarians and Czechs alike. The Czech remake of the song, played by Aleš Brichta, is equally successful and often broadcast by commercial radios up to the present days. ‘It was right here, in Lucerna, where we entered the stage 34 years ago in a new set-up, and this group has sticked together till today’ – said the bass-guitarist Mihály Tamás to our correspondent with reference to the concert. After the overwhelmingly impressive performance the audience broke into a wild applause and tried to stop the band from leaving the stage. Eventually, Omega played two more extras before saying farewell to Lucerna. The concert of Omega in Prague was launched as part of the Pope Smoked Dope multicultural programme. As thirty years ago, the gig was opened by Blue Effect led by Radim Hladík in the role of support band. Omega introduced itself to Czech audience in Prague in 1971 for the first time, on the third Czecho-Slovak beat festival, with big success, as proved by the contemporary press references. The group´s songs were popular among the Czech music fans in the 70s and the 80s.

It has already been incredible thirty-four years since the greatest asset of the Eastern bloc rock music – the Hungarian band Omega – appeared on the stage of smoky Lucerna hall. The band with a long-haired frontman as the only one from the Eastern bloc won through and managed to attract attention of rock music fans across the whole Europe. There was really a lot to recall in Lucerna hall. Back in the 70s, Omega was supported in Lucerna by Radim Hladík’s band Blue Efekt and the same formation with an excellent guitar player started off the Thursday evening again. On the stage, Hladík and his Blue Efekt in its present form produced an impressive music spectacle during which they revived such well-known songs as Kuře v hodinkách (Chicken in the watch) or Sluneční hrob (A sun grave) which met with a stormy response of the audience. Hladík not only repeatedly used his famous violin bow but he also presented himself in a solo accompanied only by the drummer. Three quarters of an hour lasting performance warmed up the listeners for the main star of that long music evening. Omega showed up on the stage after a fifteen-minute break. Exulting girl-fans have become older as have the musicians themselves. It however in no way reduced the fans’ vitality nor the vigour of the musicians. Before the main frontman Janos Kobor appeared on the stage, the Lucerna hall was filled with guitar and keyboard tones harmonized with a scenic video-projection. As in the old days, he ran around the stage, wielding the heavy microphone stand and casting about his white hair. As expected, Omega brought the most important songs of its repertoire on the stage. They ranged from catchy Budapest waltzes up to extensive rock compositions. The musicians played with relish their doubled guitars in the formation as well as two keyboard parks that produced sounds reminding the bygone fame of rock dinosaurs like the Yes. Had it not been for the language barrier, the audience would have sung many songs with the band. 34 years ago Omega shook the walls of the Lucerna hall. This time, the Prague’s music tabernacle was not ready to be demolished. The hall was rather full; nevertheless, quite a high ticket price prevented the hall to be crowded. The event, with a number of extras, took approximately two hours but the evening was not over. All the visitors could move to the after-party in Lucerna Music Bar where the evening reached its peak and finished at late hours and where audience could meet the performers personally. The concert fulfilled more than just commemorating the glorious era of classical Hungarian rock players. The evening passed in a pleasant, happy atmosphere which could be properly enjoyed by everybody.Related photos Prague concert photos

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Over 550,000 spectators from all around the world have enjoyed the most successful version of W.A Mozart’s world-famous opera. Since June 1991 the play has been a regular launch of the Theatre’s repertoire. For 15 years the show has been presented at more than 40 world festivals. Nowadays it ranks among the supreme masterpieces of the Czech marionette artists’ skill. The play is a much-sought-after spectacle among visitors from all over the world. The show is seasoned with subtle wit and jocular undertone. It is comprehensible to all age groups, so it may be recommended as a theatre experience for whole families. The puppets are about a metre tall and they guide you throughout the whole story of this classical opera. In the end of the show a live actor appears on the stage as well. The libretto is in the Italian language, the play-back music was recorded by the Swedish Philharmonic Orchestra in the palace of Drottningholm, playing the classical Baroque instruments. The show is directed by an outstanding Czech director Karel Brožek, who, besides others, also stood at the cradle of the Laterna magika non-verbal theatre. The National Marionette Theatre, founded in June 1991 as a private theatre in Prague, Czech Republic. Its repertoire consists mainly of puppet-play adaptations of classical world operas such as “Don Giovanni” and “Magic Flute” by W.A.Mozart or “Orpheus and Eurydice” by Ch.W.Gluck. Its most renown opera “Don Giovanni” sees this year, marking the 250th anniversary of birth of W.A.Mozart, its jubilee 3,500th performance. Related photos

Opera for the whole family! Czech marionettes in the opera of operas! More than 3,000 performances already launched! Attended festivals round the world and participated in major international events. Mozart composed his “Don Giovanni”, the “opera of operas”, specifically for Prague and he also personally conducted its first world performance at Stavovské divadlo (The Prague Estates Theatre). That was in 1787. Národní divadlo Marionet (The National Marionette Theatre) presents this brilliant opera in a unique style using the classical tall puppets in stylish costumes and marionette stage effects. The project is a tribute to Mozart’s period and to the atmosphere of that era in form of an authentic 18th-century spectacle.

During the nearly two-hours long, deeply impressive concert, that moved every soul in the audience, the Hungarian group presented their most popular songs, known also abroad. The tracks, featuring the 30-years career of the band, were played with youthful temper and big success. In the audience there were several hundreds of Hungarians living in Slovakia and Czechia who, together with János Kóbor and his group, sang the band's best known songs. When, after the song „Tízezer lépés - Ten thousand steps“ it looked as if the whole Lucerna hall was shaking from the audience's stamping feet, melody of the song „Lena“ brought in the minds of the mainly middle-aged audience pictures of dashing sleigh in vast, snow-covered Siberian steppes. The song titled „Nem tudom a neved - I don´t know your name“ was received well, but this was nothing compared to the moment, when the song „Gyöngyhajú lány - Pearly-haired girl“ began, a song that thousands of Czechs know nearly by heart. First, the audience fell silent, and then they started to sing in unison, Hungarians and Czechs alike. The Czech remake of the song, played by Aleš Brichta, is equally successful and often broadcast by commercial radios up to the present days. ‘It was right here, in Lucerna, where we entered the stage 34 years ago in a new set-up, and this group has sticked together till today’ – said the bass-guitarist Mihály Tamás to our correspondent with reference to the concert. After the overwhelmingly impressive performance the audience broke into a wild applause and tried to stop the band from leaving the stage. Eventually, Omega played two more extras before saying farewell to Lucerna. The concert of Omega in Prague was launched as part of the Pope Smoked Dope multicultural programme. As thirty years ago, the gig was opened by Blue Effect led by Radim Hladík in the role of support band. Omega introduced itself to Czech audience in Prague in 1971 for the first time, on the third Czecho-Slovak beat festival, with big success, as proved by the contemporary press references. The group´s songs were popular among the Czech music fans in the 70s and the 80s.

It has already been incredible thirty-four years since the greatest asset of the Eastern bloc rock music – the Hungarian band Omega – appeared on the stage of smoky Lucerna hall. The band with a long-haired frontman as the only one from the Eastern bloc won through and managed to attract attention of rock music fans across the whole Europe. There was really a lot to recall in Lucerna hall. Back in the 70s, Omega was supported in Lucerna by Radim Hladík’s band Blue Efekt and the same formation with an excellent guitar player started off the Thursday evening again. On the stage, Hladík and his Blue Efekt in its present form produced an impressive music spectacle during which they revived such well-known songs as Kuře v hodinkách (Chicken in the watch) or Sluneční hrob (A sun grave) which met with a stormy response of the audience. Hladík not only repeatedly used his famous violin bow but he also presented himself in a solo accompanied only by the drummer. Three quarters of an hour lasting performance warmed up the listeners for the main star of that long music evening. Omega showed up on the stage after a fifteen-minute break. Exulting girl-fans have become older as have the musicians themselves. It however in no way reduced the fans’ vitality nor the vigour of the musicians. Before the main frontman Janos Kobor appeared on the stage, the Lucerna hall was filled with guitar and keyboard tones harmonized with a scenic video-projection. As in the old days, he ran around the stage, wielding the heavy microphone stand and casting about his white hair. As expected, Omega brought the most important songs of its repertoire on the stage. They ranged from catchy Budapest waltzes up to extensive rock compositions. The musicians played with relish their doubled guitars in the formation as well as two keyboard parks that produced sounds reminding the bygone fame of rock dinosaurs like the Yes. Had it not been for the language barrier, the audience would have sung many songs with the band. 34 years ago Omega shook the walls of the Lucerna hall. This time, the Prague’s music tabernacle was not ready to be demolished. The hall was rather full; nevertheless, quite a high ticket price prevented the hall to be crowded. The event, with a number of extras, took approximately two hours but the evening was not over. All the visitors could move to the after-party in Lucerna Music Bar where the evening reached its peak and finished at late hours and where audience could meet the performers personally. The concert fulfilled more than just commemorating the glorious era of classical Hungarian rock players. The evening passed in a pleasant, happy atmosphere which could be properly enjoyed by everybody.Related photos Prague concert photos