• Beautiful sunset over Prague.
  • Prague's bridges over the Moldau river at sunset.
  • Outside Mozarteum, photo by Christian Schneider
  • Salzburg Cityscape
  • Mozarteum Great Hall, photo by Christian Schneider
  • Prague Summer Nights Orchestra performs to a capacity audience in Smetana Hall
  • Curtain call for Don Giovanni
  • 2015 Opera Gala performance. Interior shot of the Estates Theatre
  • Performance shot from Act 1 of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, taken in the Estates Theatre

Congratulations to the participants and faculty of our 2017 festival and thank you for a wonderful summer! Information on our 2018 festival will be shared on this site as it becomes available, please check back for updates.

Debuting in 2015 and hailed for its “high-quality productions” “(Hospodářské noviny) and “sophistication” (Prague Post), Classical Movements’ Prague Summer Nights: Young Artists Music Festival affords aspiring young professionals in the world of opera and orchestra the opportunity to perform in some of Europe’s most historic venues and offers fully-staged opera productions—directed by the legendary American baritone Sherrill Milnes and acclaimed director Maria Zouves— as well as orchestral performances, chamber music concerts, an opera scenes program, and even a cabaret concert. The 30-day festival features 18 performances, coachings, masterclasses,  lessons, and career development opportunities for its participants. Past programs have featured performances in the famed Estates Theater, Rudolfinum, and Smetana Hall of Prague and, in 2017, the program made its first trip to Salzburg, performing in the Große Saal of the Mozarteum.

Join the musicians of the “Prague Summer Nights Music Festival” this summer for concerts and opera performances, in Prague, Salzburg and the Bohemian town of Tabor.

Operas in Prague include fully staged productions of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, directed by opera legend Sherrill Milnes and his wife Maria Zouves, and Die Zauberflöte in the historic church of St. Simon and Jude. Both operas will be restaged for performances on the grand stage of the Große Saal of the world famous Mozarteum in Salzburg. Additional concerts in Prague, Salzburg, and Tabor will include chamber music in Suk Hall at Prague’s famous Rudolfinum (home of the Czech Philharmonic and where Dvorak conducted) a song recital at Oskara Nedbala Theater, an opera scenes program at the Lichtenstein Palace (where Beethoven played a recital), and a cabaret in the Reduta, Prague’s most celebrated and historic jazz club.

For tickets to this summer’s concerts, please visit the “2017 Edition” under the “Concerts” tab.

Sherill Millnes - Internation Prague Music Festival

Sherrill Milnes, stage director

John Nardolillo, conductor

John Nardolillo, conductor