Music Festival


25/6  -  1/9/2023

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3rd annual music festival

Classical music performed by exceptional young talented artists in the garden and attic of the Werich Villa, summer evenings imbued with the genius loci of the Werich Villa in Prague's Kampa district - this is Classical Concerts at Werich. It will please your ear, caress your soul and in its echoes also in selected places in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Music - I don´t understand it but I like it.
I don't differentiate between classical and non-classical, just good and bad.

Jan Werich

Programme at Werich's Villa

4 PM

Italian Holidays II / Vacanze italiane II

Società Dante
Alighieri Praga
theatre section
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Text, dramaturgy and direction: Maddalena Rossi

For the second year already, the amateur actors of the Societá Dante Alighieri theatre section will meet the children’s audience in the cozy garden of the Werich Villa for the bilingual Czech-Italian performance “Italian Vacation”. The one-act play is loosely inspired by the themes of Jan Werich's fictionalized travelogue "Italian Holidays". The play returns to the tradition of Italian commedia dell'arte with its typical characters - two old men, a doctor, a harlequin, servants, a grim reaper, a girl in love, and a captain in a typical plot laced with modern and contemporary elements. The show uses traditional masks based on period originals, improvisation, music, and dance. Everything takes place on a stage of four square meters, with almost no stage set.

This year, the plot of Italian Holidays begins in Prague, where a father and his daughter decide to go on a month-long vacation to Italy. At the same time, because it's such a beautiful summer, the Grim Reaper, one of the classic characters of the commedia dell'arte, decides to take a break from her demanding job also in Italy (she's apparently burnt out at work). In Italy, however, everyone suddenly finds themselves in the strange world of commedia dell'arte masks. Why? Be surprised!

Theatre for children from 6 years old.
Duration: 60 min


Advance sale: adults 290 CZK, children 90 CZK
At the door: adults 350 CZK, children 150 CZK

7 PM

American Concert

Bree Nichols
soprano, USA
Martin Homola
solo acoustic guitar, CZ
Jan Mára
piano, CZ

The opening American Concert of the 3rd Year of the Classical Concerts at Werich’s music festival will feature American soprano Bree Nichols, "finger-style" guitarist Martin Homola and pianist Jan Mára. The dramaturgy of this year's festival balances on the edge of the notion of "what is classical". In the American context, it will present not only classical songs or arias from operas but also spirituals or guitar pieces by Australians living in America, such as T. Emmanuel and J. Robinson.

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A. A. Copland: Laurie's Song (The Tender Land)

R. I. Gordon: The Red Dress, A Lullaby

M. Willson: Till There Was You (The Music Man)

J. Robinson: Blue Moon, Midnight in Nashville

T. Emmanuel: The Hunt

A. Smith: Guitar Boogie

C. Floyd: Ain't It a Pretty Night, The Trees on the Mountain (Susannah)

E. O. Excell and J. Newton: Amazing Grace

M. Hogan: selection of spirituals

E. L. Garner: Misty

Bonus surprise

Duration: 90 min, including intermission

Advance sale: 390 CZK - adults, 290 CZK - students/seniors/ZTP/P
At the door: 450 CZK - adults, 390 CZK - students/seniors/ZTP/P

7 PM

American-British concert

Tamara Morozová
soprano, CZ
Tereza Papoušková
mezzo-soprano, CZ
Ahmad Hedar
piano, CZ

The American-British Concert Concert features the works of major American and British composers of the 19th and 20th centuries. The program includes songs from classical song cycles, operatic arias, and musical songs, offering a varied picture of different perspectives on what "classical" means in the American and British musical context. Many of these works were written by composers who in current terminology would be described as part of the LGBT+ community. However, the programme does not present them separated from other composers, but as a part of the whole. The concert is an official part of the Prague Pride festival programme. An interesting connection to Werich's villa is the fact that the lyrics of the musical “Finian´s Rainbow” were translated by Jiří Voskovec and Jan Werich.

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B. Britten: A Charm of Lullabies

L. Bernstein: I Hate Music

L. Lehmann: Bird Songs (selection)

E. Smyth: selection of songs

G. Gershwin: Summertime (Porgy and Bess)

G. Gershwin: selection of songs

F. Loewe: Wouldn't it be loverly?, I could have danced all night (My Fair Lady)

B. Lane: How Are Things in Glocca Morra(Finian's Rainbow)

L. Weber: Wishing you were, Angel of Music (Phantom of the Opera)

L. Bernstein: Tonight (West Side Story)

Duration: 90 min, including intermission

Advance sale: 390 CZK - adults, 290 CZK - students/seniors/ZTP/P
At the door: 450 CZK - adults, 390 CZK - students/seniors/ZTP/P


Chřibská, St. George Church

6:30 PM

Violin Concert

Jan Mráček
violin, cz
Lukáš Klánský
piano, cz

F. Sonata for Violin and Piano in F minor, Op. 4

B. Smetana

B. Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances

A. Dvořák: Mazurka

E. W. Korngold: Much Ado About Nothing

Duration: 90 min, including intermission

Admission: voluntary

Jihlava, Horácké divadlo Theatre

7 PM


Lukáš Bařák
bass-bariton, CZ
Kristýna Kůstková
soprano, CZ
Ahmad Hedar
piano, CZ

A journey through four centuries of Austrian music.

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Jihlava, Horácké divadlo

W. A. Mozart:Oiseaux si tu les ans / Als Luise die Briefe / An Chloe – Kristýna Kůstková

F. Schubert:Litanei / Lachen und Weinen / Die Forelle / Heidenröslein / Die Taubenpost - Lukáš Bařák

R. Strauss:All mein Gedanken / Ach weh mir Unglückhaftem Mann / Zueignung – Lukáš Bařák

A. Schönberg:Erwartung / Waldsonne (Čtyři písně op. 2) / Aus dem Spiegel von Arkadien (Brettl-Lieder) - Kristýna Kůstková

P. Marschik:  Auf einem Torso Apollos – Lukáš Bařák

W. A. Mozart:Figarova svatba / Cinque dieci – duet / Se a caso Madama – duet / Se vuole ballare – Lukáš Bařák

W. A Mozart:Kouzelná flétna / Ach, ich fühl's - Kristýna Kůstková / Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen – duet / Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen – Lukáš Bařák / Pa, pa, pa – duet

W. A. Mozart: Don Giovanni / Ma se colpa...Batti batti oh bell Masetto – Kristýna Kůstková / La ci darem la mano – duet

Duration: 90 min, including intermission

Basic: 250 CZK
Discounted: seniors 213 CZK, ZTP 175 CZK, student 188 CZK, senior/family pass: 230 CZK

Artist Profiles

Bree Nichols
Bree Nichols - young American soprano, winner of the Carolyn Bailey Argento Vocal Competition organized by the American National Opera Association; her focus is Czech music.
Tamara Morozová
Guest soloist at the National Theatre in Prague, winner of the Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition in the Junior, Song category and in 2021 also in the Opera category, when she also won the Audience Jury Prize and the National Theatre Prize. Tamara is a sought-after interpreter of the song repertoire and a founding member and chairman of the Lieder Society.
Martin Homola
Acoustic "finger-style" guitarist Martin Homola, graduate of the Prague Conservatory in classical guitar; cooperation with the band Z HECU, with which he won Prague Port and Mohelnicky Stagecoach. In 2020 he placed 3rd in the American guitar competition The Southern Guitar Festival.
Ahmad Hedar
Acclaimed pianist, vocalcoach and singer, and an active supporter of opera through the Run OpeRun project
Jan Mára
pianist and coductor
Lukáš Bařák
2021 Winner of the National Theatre Director's Award for Artists under 35
Società Dante
Alighieri Praga
Theatre Group
The Società Dante Alighieri, a non-profit organization founded in Rome in 1889, aims to spread the Italian language and culture throughout the world. The Prague branch was established in January 2005 on the initiative of a few enthusiasts. In a few years it has won the favour of hundreds of students and numerous accolades from the parent organization in Rome. Its theatre section produces plays every year, casting both Italian enthusiasts and professional actors and acting students.
Tereza Papoušková
Winner of an honorable mention for her participation in the final round and the Audience Award at the International Antonín Dvořák Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary in the Junior category in 2022. In March 2023, she made her debut at the National Theatre in Prague at the Matinee for the 199th anniversary of the birth of Bedřich Smetana.
Kristýna Kůstková
Winner of numerous singing competitions and the 2020 Gold Crystal Heart Award from the Czech Center New York for spreading Czech culture in the USA



Tickets available on, or in the Werich Villa box office. Tickes are not for specific seats.


Tickets available online at the Horácké divadlo Jihlava website or at the theatre box office one hour before the start of the concert.

About Festival

Classical Concerts at Werich's is a series of classical music concerts performed by talented young Czech artists in the garden and attic of Werich's Villa in Prague's Kampa and at Echoes in selected venues in the Czech Republic and abroad. The original idea of the Classical Concerts at Werich's music festival was born in 2020 from the idea of organising a "Concert for 100 spectators". The aim was to provide an opportunity for concerts and culture, at least outdoors within the framework of the anti-epidemic measures in force at the time.

The 1st edition in 2021 offered six concerts. The 2nd edition and the Echoes already offered ten concerts in the Czech Republic, Iceland and the USA, with an accompanying programme in Prague for children.This summer, the garden of Werich Villa on the banks of the Čertovka River will be abuzz with both Czech and, more recently, international artists in programs that explore the notion of the classical in non-European works.

This summer, the garden of Werich Villa on the banks of the Čertovka River will be abuzz with both Czech and, more recently, international artists in programs that explore the notion of the classical in non-European works.

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Berte prosím na vědomí, že pro vstup na akci je nutné splnit jednu z následujících podmínek:
  • doložit negativní RT-PCR test starý nejvýše 7 dní,
  • doložit negativní POC (tzv. antigenní) test starý nejvýše 72 hodin,
  • doložit prodělání laboratorně potvrzeného onemocnění covidem-19 v době ne delší než 180 dnů přede dnem konání akce,
  • aplikaci obou dávek očkování proti covidu-19, přičemž od druhé dávky musí uběhnout nejméně 14 dní,
  • případně provést antigenní samotest s negativním výsledkem na místě.

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