Just after the celebration of the Catholic Christmas and the New Year, in the capital of the Czech Republic was opened a new cultural season. Already on January 2, 2010 Prague invites all music lovers for the Music Prague Winter Festival, which will last for five days in the best halls of the city. For the first time such a festival was held in 1972 and since then has consistently attracted to Prague a huge number of tourists from all over the world.
The festival’s program is divided into 3 parts: morning, afternoon and evening. The basis of the morning program will consist of the classical music concerts, where visitors can enjoy the performance of classical works of Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Lehar, Strauss and Shostakovich. In the daytime, the festival’s guests will be offered a variety of tours (hiking, bus and bicycle) in the city and its environs. In addition, everyone will be able to visit BLACK LIGHT IMAGE THEATRE (the Black Theater), the world-famous theater is performing in a particular form of dramatic art, where the actors play against the black screen, dressed in black, which results in creating a surprising effect, a mixture of puppetry, mime and dance. And in the evening after dinner in the Mlýnec restaurant the viewers can watch opera and ballet performances. This year the festival’s program will include: opera "Don Giovanni," "Othello," "Eugene Onegin" and "Tosca" as well as ballets: "Swan Lake" and "The Nutcracker" by Tchaikovsky and "My Country" to music by Bedrich Smetana.
Despite the fact that the Prague Winter Festival is dedicated to the classical music, opera and ballet, its program will include some small thematic digressions. Thus, on January 4 in the church of Saints Simon and Jude will be held a great jazz concert, and on the last day of the festival in Bethlehem Chapel will perform the famous children's choir “Bambini di Praga”, it is also planned the performance of the Agnes Convent quartet playing in “jazz-baroque” style.
The main events of the festival will be held in such famous halls as: Estates Theater, Prague State Opera, National Theater and the famous Hall of Dvorak Rudolfinum.