This year the Association of Chateau Liteň is commemorating the 20th anniversary of the renowned Czech opera diva Jarmila Novotna’s passing. As part of the Festival, we have organized vocal and interpretative courses for young professional singers, students and musical high school and university graduates.
The Courses are primarily focused on Czech songs and Czech operas. The lecturer Dagmar Pecková is one of the most popular Czech music educators. Participants will have a chance to experience her genius directly on the premises of Chateau Liteň, the place where Jarmila Novotna spent several of the happiest years of her life.
The course focuses on song and opera repertoire of the following composers:
Antonín Dvořák, Leoš Janáček, Klement Slavický, Petr Eben, Richard Wagner, Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss.
Each active participant will be given 5 lessons with a lecturer and a piano player (Miroslav Sekera).
Students will not only study singing techniques and recitation style but will be given lectures in music theory. They will also have the opportunity to discuss music and opera topics such as voice, opera functioning, opera direction, etc., with guests from the music world. Participants‘ closing concerts will be open to the public.