Třeboňská nocturna – a summer festival of classical music whose aim it is to bring top Czech and foreign performers to Třeboň and to offer visitors to the town music that at other times is only found on the most respected of Czech and world stages. Quality music played by well-known performers and the cosy atmosphere of the square or chateau in Třeboň combine to guarantee visitors to the festival an unforgettable, uplifting experience every year.
The 20th annual series of winter Subscription Concerts has been launched and we are looking to all the upcoming concerts. We, the organisers, would now like to offer you the programme for next summer’s, 14th annual Třeboňská nocturna 2017 International Music Festival. The announcement of the programme has been preceded by lots of discussions with all the artists. Although they have confirmed that they will participate, we cannot yet say for certain that we will be able to welcome them all to Třeboň on 10 – 15 July 2017. However, at the moment we are experiencing a great wave of joy because the biggest star yet to perform in Třeboň, the world-renowned soprano Elena Moşuc has promised to perform. The list of her achievements is staggering. Performing with the likes of Plácido Domingo, José Cura and Juan Diego Floréz at the most prestigious venues, which La Scala, the Metropolitan Opera and the Vienna State Opera undoubtedly are. Elena Moşuc is currently a leading member of the Zurich opera.
We can also expect the other concerts to provide a lot of pleasure. Jan Mráček, one of the greatest violin talents of recent years, will again to be coming to Třeboň to perform in a separate concert in the Castle Stables. In the past the castle’s Small Courtyard has already hosted one of the Třeboňská nocturna concerts. For next year we have invited Roman Janál, a soloist with the National Theatre in Prague, to perform in these surroundings.
Tickets for concerts in St Giles’ Church are always in great demand. And we believe the same will be the case for the performance by the organist Jaroslav Tůma with one of the winners of this year’s Prague Spring trumpet competition, Mihály Könyves-Tóth from Hungary.
Friday’s programmes are traditionally intended to be much “lighter” than on the other evenings. This time the Felix Slováček Orchestra will be performing in the Municipal Office and will be accompanying the singers Dasha and Jan Smigmator during an evening of swing melodies.
Let us hope that this will again be a year that brings pleasure to everyone that comes to one of the concerts. I very much look forward to seeing you.
Miloš Končický, Festival Director
History of the festival
The Třeboňská nocturna summer festival has been staged regularly in the second week in July since 2004, following on from the older “Subscription concerts” that have been held in autumn and winter since 1996 onwards.