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    Rock the Opera, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

    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

    Programme:

    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

    Intermission

    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

     




    image Friedemann Riehle