Terezín Music Academy 2023 – Day III (free entry)


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Programme on 16 August
Free admission to all events.

5PM Music School in Litoměřice
Concert of the pianist Jan Dušek and pupils of the Terezín Music Academy workshops 

7PM Terezín, Wieser House

Public dress rehearsal of the Dutch composer Rachel Danziger van Embden’s operetta Die Dorfkomtesse (concert performance)

The Terezín Music Academy 2023 leaflet for download in PDF

Terezín Music Academy 2023 – Day I
Terezín Music Academy 2023 – Day II
Terezín Music Academy 2023 – Concluding Concert

Dates

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Wed 16/08/2023
5.00 pm
Terezín, Litoměřice
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More about the programme

Free admission to all events. The audience is asked to respect the start of the events. After the production has commenced, entry to the hall will only be allowed during applause or at the intermission, so that other participants shall not be disturbed. Thank you for understanding.

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Wed 16 August, 5–6PM Music School in Litoměřice

Piano Soirée
Programme: Bach, Rameau, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Smetana, Slavický and others
Performed by: Jan Dušek and pupils of the Terezín Music Academy workshops

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Wed 16 August, 7–8PM Terezín, Wieser House
Public Dress Rehearsal
A concert performance of the operetta Die Dorfkomtesse
Music: Rachel Danziger van Embden (1870–1946?)
Libretto: Erich Urban (1875–1951) & Alexander Sigmund Pordes-Milo (1878–1931)
Arrangement and staging: Kai Hinrich Müller

Performed by Terezín Music Academy students
Karl Emanuel, Crown Prince: Bálint Németh
Krachwitz, his head valet: Friedemann Gottschlich
Flori, Princess: Nefeli Spyropoulou
Mariandl, the mayor’s daughter: Ekaterina Krovateva
Hans Jäger, forester: Benjamin Hewat-Craw

Arrangement, staging and piano: Kai Hinrich Müller

Synopsis
A village in the Tyrol is visited by Crown Prince Karl Emanuel. The locals, including Zuckerl (the mayor and innkeeper), Mariandl (Zuckerl’s daughter), Hans Jäger (the forester) and Princess Flori (the owner of the village), are beside themselves with joy. The ladies yearn to meet the Crown Prince. Hans, Mariandl’s secret admirer, outwardly shares their enthusiasm, yet is also riven with jealousy. As the story unfurls, the protagonists become ever more flirtatious, with not even the Prince’s valet being immune. Princess Flori pretends to be the “village countess” and ultimately asks Karl Emanuel to prove his affection by bringing her flowers from the top of the mountains. The smitten Crown Prince complies with her wish and the two get engaged. Hans and Mariandl fall into each other’s arms too. 

In the first half of the 20th century, Rachel Danziger van Embden was a renowned operetta composer. Die Dorfkomtesse (The Village Countess) premiered in Stockholm in 1909, following which it was staged in Berlin (the production was even mentioned in the New York Times). In 1940, the Nazis listed Rachel Danziger van Embden in the infamous Lexikon der Juden in der Musik (Encyclopaedia of Jews in Music). We do not know with certainty the circumstances surrounding the final years of the composer’s life. According to some sources, she died in the Theresienstadt ghetto, where she was among the first to be transported. The latest research supports the assumption that she fled to the United Kingdom, where she probably passed away in 1946.

The operetta will be performed in the original German in an abridged concert version. The audience will have a German libretto available. The programme of the first part of the evening features Maria Herz and Arnold Schönberg songs. The concert is without an intermission. 

Practical Info

Venue addresses
Wieser House: Pražská 25, Terezín show on map
Magdeburg Barracks: Tyršova 204, Terezín show on map
Litoměřice Music School: Masarykova 621, Litoměřice show on map
Lobkowitz Palace: Vlašská 19, Prague 1 – Lesser Town show on map

Free admission to all events. The audience is asked to respect the start of the events. After the production has commenced, entry to the hall will only be allowed during applause or at the intermission, so that other participants shall not be disturbed. Thank you for understanding.

Partners

The Terezín Music Academy is organized by the National Theatre Opera and the State Opera as part of the Musica non grata project in cooperation with the Terezín Composers Institute with financial support from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Prague and other partners.

Other patners
Masaryk University
City of Terezín
Terezín Memorial
Foundation for Holocaust Victims
Litoměřice Music School

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