Rock the Opera, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
To be held on 28th August 2016, Rock the Opera is a treat for lovers of all types of music. Featuring some of the best-loved tracks in rock music, by the likes of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and U2 for example, the music will be performed by the renowned Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and a range of highly-respected vocalists. Under the baton of Friedemann Riehle, who is well-known for his abridged versions of long symphonic movements by Bruckner and Mahler, the orchestra will perform such songs as 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond', 'Whole Lotta Love' and 'Smoke on the Water' among many others.
The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra are widely regarded for their large catalogue of classical recordings. These include works undertaken with many famous soloists, such as Jonas Kaufmann and Savatore Licitra. Joining them on stage at the stunning Vienna State Opera, the perfect setting for classical interpretations of some of rock's best music, will be Gigi Radics and Markéta Poulíčková. Hungarian-born Radics has had several hit records in her home country and performs jazz and R&B as well as rock and pop. She has sung with full orchestras before, in both Milan and Hungary. Poulíčková is a Czech singer who has recently released an album of twelve songs, eponymously entitled 'Markéta'.
Other vocal talents that will be on display include Nikoleta Spalasová, who has sung on television many times including the Czech version of 'The Voice'. Tereza Hálová will be performing; she has previously worked with the director Miloš Forman in an opera staged to much acclaim at the National Theatre in Prague.
This symphonic concert is not to be missed for rock fans who will hear well-known songs catapulted into a new dimension.
Conductor: Friedemann Riehle
Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Vocals: Gigi Radics, Markéta Poulíčková, Tereza Hálová, Nikoleta Spalasová
Deep Purple: Smoke On The Water
Queen: Its A Kind Of Magic
Pink FLoyd: Comfortably Numb
Led Zeppelin: Kashmir
U2: Where The Streets Have No Name
Deep Purple: Fireball
Led Zeppelin: Stairway to heaven
Pink Floyd: Echoes
AC/DC: Shook Me All Night Long
U2: With or Without You
Pink FLoyd: Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Queen: Dont Stop Me Now
Pink Floyd: Brain Damage - Eclipse
Pink FLoyd: Another Brick In The Wall