“It was a lovely performance, very professional and surprisingly sophisticated for a summer program. Or maybe not surprising at all, given the amount of work you and your team are doing. Congratulations on what appears to be a very successful venture.”
Frank Kuznik, Chief classical music writer for the Czech Newspaper Hospodarske noviny.
Up and Coming Talent Tackles Mozart, Under the Direction of Sherrill Milnes
“Over the top”
“[The] set was a treasure”
Prague residents are sometimes a bit suspicious of classical music events in the summer, with all the bored renditions of “The Four Seasons” and truly amateur traveling groups that often sound no better than a college marching band.
But there are exceptions. A production of Don Giovanni at the Estates Theatre for four shows only, and ending its run July 5, does rely on young talent but also has many professional aspects. Overall, it is a high quality production that showcases a few singers who have the potential to have significant careers on stage, as well as a young but competent orchestra.
Sherrill Milnes brings excellent singers to Prague
“Beautiful voices and costumes”
“Esther Maria Barbosa showed off her gorgeous, soft voice. … She could dazzle acting or singing.”
“Cherise Lukow nearly brought down the house.”
“If a similar project ever returns to Prague, I have to be there!”
Prague Summer Nights Opera Gala
“The young singers performed admirably”
“Canadian tenor John Holland shined … an ardent performer of the great Czech opera composers.”
The Prague Summer Nights Festival was held July 2, 2015 in the Estates Theatre. The gala concert of young singers performed their art in arias from operas by Puccini, Strauss, Mozart, Offenbach, and Dvořák.
Sherrill Milnes: A Legendary Don Giovanni in the Original Version at the Estates Theatre in Prague!
Sherrill Milnes, the legendary Don Giovanni, in his directorial debut takes Mozart’s Don Giovanni to the Estates Theatre, Prague, where it was premiered by Mozart himself.
Sherrill Milnes Returns to the Estates Theatre after 34 Years
The legendary American baritone will present as director of Don Giovanni at the Prague Summer Nights Festival.
“The ability to pass on my experience to the new, emerging generation of Opera is very rewarding for me. I enjoy watching the evolution of the voice, human energy and spontaneity, as students learn to work with the characters.” –Sherrill Milnes
Ever wondered what it would take to get a new program up and running? The Prague Summer Nights Young Artists Music Festival is kicking off their inaugural season this summer in the beautiful and historic city of Prague; the program will include concerts and opera performances, including full staged performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni under the stage direction of opera legend Sherrill Milnes.
Sherrill Milnes in Prague
After 20 years, acclaimed operatic baritone and winner of Opera News Awards Sherrill Milnes returns to Prague, but this time as an opera director.
Read more: http://www.classicpraha.cz/aktualne/kulturni-servis/sherrill-milnes-v-praze/
Sherrill Milnes as Director of Don Giovanni
The famous American operatic baritone Sherrill Milnes will debut as a director in Prague, staging Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Estates Theatre, where the “opera of operas” had its world premiere in October 1787, under the composer’s baton.
Mozart’s spirit still lives in the Estates; Sherrill Milnes traces him there with Don Giovanni
On the stage of the Estates Theatre, American baritone Sherrill Milnes is starting his staging of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, not as an artist in the role of a charming seducer, but as a director. The Prague Summer Nights Festival stages Don Giovanni with young, upcoming singers from many countries.
The most successful American baritone, Sherrill Milnes, is heading to Prague for the Prague Summer Nights Festival
Prague Summer Nights Young Artists Music Festival is a unique achievement of the American production company, Classical Movements. Young students and aspiring artists are selected for the festival from all over the world to come to Prague for 30 days to present themselves as best they can. This year, this prestigious internship reached nearly 500 singers, instrumentalists, and over 40 orchestral musicians.
Prague under Russian Control was a special experience for a kid from Illinois
He is considered one of the greatest leaders in the history of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. The star of the New York Metropolitan Opera, Sherrill Milnes, 80 years this year, sang the role in 1981 in the Estates Theatre in an extraordinary performance that was part of the Prague Spring.
Baritone Sherrill Milnes debuts as a director in Prague
Famous baritone Sherrill Milnes is making his debut as a director with four performances of Don Giovanni from July 2-4 at the Estates Theatre in Prague. The American singer, who from 1965 to 1997 was one of the biggest stars of the Metropolitan Opera, visits Prague with the Prague Summer Nights Young Artists Music Festival.
The Legendary Singer of Don Giovanni Returns to the Opera in Prague as Director
After twenty years, acclaimed operatic baritone of his generation, Sherrill Milnes, returns to Czech audiences.