Other measures include a decree ordering an increase in the proportion of Ukrainian music played on radio and television stations from thirty-five to forty percent.
At the age of 60 one of the most beloved and famous Czech opera soloists Lenka Šmídová has died. Aside from her career at the National Theatre she was also well known for her international appearances, having studied with Katia Ricciarelli amongst others and developing an incredibly rich repertoire thanks to her unique voice capacities ranging from dramatic soprano roles to mezzo and alto roles.Šmídová was also a well known philanthropist, patriot and protector of Czech singers and chief of the soloist committee.
Brilliant runs, breathtaking tempos, massive dynamic range and gripping theatrical gestures. All of these have long been considered the standard for the world-class Chinese pianist Lang Lang. However, during his unique piano recital in Prague he has given the audience much, much more.
In October Czech National Ballet premiered The Second Detail by choreographer William Forsythe. The company was rehearsed by Noah Gelber, former dancer of Forsythe’s company and one of his choreographic assistants and stagers.