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The premiere of Tosca by Giacomo Puccini in the State Theatre Košice, that was postponed from February to May, 10 due to pandemic, was marred by war in Ukraine that is only 100 kilometres from us. Bass-baritone Mihály Podkopájev, who was originally cast, received a call of duty to serve in Ukrainian army and thus was unable to travel to Slovakia. "Following more than two months," says opera…
The opera Werther will be the third October premiere and the eight premiere of ŠDKE in current season 2021/2022. Its first presentation is planned for Friday, October 29, in the Historical Building ŠDKE.Opera Werther was composed by French composer Jules Massenet. It will be directed by German director Alexander Wiegold who is mostly established in Austria. Music was studied and prepared by a…
Peter Valentovič becomes, from the new season, a new chief-conductor of ŠDKE Opera Company. He has been guesting in Košice since 2013. In the previous season, he was choirmaster, along with the choir he prepared operetta Duchess of Chicago (22 and 25 September) and opera…
"Košice gave a lesson of belcanto,"wrote opera critic Pavel Unger in his review in operaslovakia.sk, on May premiere of the adaptation of Donizetti’s opera Roberto Devereux. Live premieres are ahead soon, on Thursday, September 30 and Friday, October 1. The theatre brings the first scenic performance of…
We are meeting Yvonne Kálmán, daughter of the legendary composer of operettas - Emmerich Kálmán, in a beautiful Párisi Udvar Hotel in Budapest while we are full of impressions from the three dress rehearsals of Kálmán’s operetta DUCHESS OF CHICAGO that wereheld in July in the State Theatre Košice.…
The Opera Ensemble of the State Theatre Košice invites all funs to a unique event - OPERA GALA CONCERT. A blend of opera and operetta melodies and Neapolitan songs on Friday, May, 28 at 07:00 p.m. on stage of the Historical Building of ŠDKE. The two opera soloists celebrating their jubilees, Tatiana Paľovčíková and…