Masterclass of French music with Dagmar Šašková

23 September 2019, 1:00
Masterclass of French music with Dagmar Šašková

The Academy of Early Music organizes a masterclass of mezzo-soprano Dagmar Šašková with a focus on French Baroque music. The course is open to all lovers of Baroque music, without any age limitation. It is suitable for both active and passive participation; registration of participants will be possible only until tomorrow, 24 September 2019.

The course focuses on baroque vocal music of the 17th century – especially on its interpretation and work with lyrics. Participating singers are  required to have a good knowledge of English, Italian or French. The lutenist Manuel de Grange and harpsichordist Laurent Stewart have years of experience with the accompaniment of singers and know not only the French but also the Italian repertoire. It is possible to participate with your own accompanist. A harpsichord will be available at the venue. We have 60 minutes reserved for each active participant. The total number of places for active participation is seven. Inactive participation is welcome and is free of charge. The course will take place on 29 September 2019 from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00 at the Academy of Early Music (Janáčkovo náměstí 2a, Brno). The application can be sent by 24 September 2019 to  (please provide your name and surname, age, telephone number, voice type, a list of compositions you want to work on, whether you require harpsichord or lute accompaniment, or you will have your own accompanist, and possibly whether you prefer to take your class in the morning or in the afternoon block). Active participation will be confirmed by 25 September 2019.

The mezzo-soprano Dagmar Šašková specializes in baroque music for 15 years. After studying solo singing at University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno, she studied baroque singing at the Centre of Baroque Music in Versailles. As a soloist she collaborates with Collegium 1704, Musica Florea, Akadêmia, Il Festino, Le Poème Harmonique, Le Concert Brisé, La Fenice, Les Paladins, Pygmalion, La Reverencia and Simphonie du Marais. She has recorded more than 15 CDs of Italian, French and German music. Dagmar Šašková will perform on 1 October  2019 as part of the Moravian Autumn festival at the Convent of Merciful Brothers in Brno. The programme features French court music (Lambert, Marais and Couperin).

Dagmar Šašková / photo from the website of the artist



No comment added yet..

In the premises of the neo-Gothic Czech Brethren Evangelical Church of J. A. Comenius, on the fifth evening of the Moravian Autumn festival, a performance of sacred music for choir and organ took place. In addition to the choir of the same name, Martinů Voices was also dominated by the organist Linda Sítková and a four-member ensemble of French horns. All this under the direction of choirmaster Lukáš Vasilek.  more

The third event of this year's Moravian Autumn festival was transferred to a theatre stage. The event was made happen by Terén, which is a platform acting as a third stage of the Centre of Experimental Theatre, right after the Goose on a String and HaDivadlo theatres. And it was on this particular stage of the Goose on a String where the world premiere of a stage production of Oedipus by André Gide took place yesterday. Composer Bohuslav Martinů stands behind its equally important incidental music.  more

The jubilee 50th Moravian Autumn music festival started yesterday at Bobycentrum in Brno with a concert performance of the minimalist opera Einstein on the Beach by composer Philip Glass and director Robert Wilson. The concert version was created by collaboration of visual artist Germaine Kruip, Suzanne Vega and Ictus Ensemble and Collegium Vocale Gent. Although only the music remained from the previously stage show, the length of the concert itself was comparable with the opera work. Hence, the evening lasted almost four hours.  more

Doctor Fligg talked to us about one of the most talented composers and musicians of the first half of the twentieth century – Gideon Klein. He is at the same time one of the organizers of the project Gido‘s coming home, which commemorates a flat one hundred years from the composer’s birth.  more

The National Theatre Brno started its new season yesterday by staging The Tales of Hoffmann, an opéra fantastique by French composer Jacques Offenbach with French libretto written by poet Jules Barbier. Directing was undertaken by the recognized artistic tandem SKUTR, consisting of Martin Kukučka and Lukáš Trpišovský. The title role was presented by Luciano Mastro, his faithful companion Nicklausse (and also the figure of the Muse at the end of the show) was performed by Markéta Cukrová. The roles of Hoffmann's sweethearts Olympia, Antonia, Giulietta and Stella have were performed by Martina Masaryková, Pavla Vykopalová, Daniela Straková-Šedrlová and Andrea Široká. The character of Hoffmann's eternal rival (Lindorf/Coppélius/Miracle/ Dappertutto) was interpreted by Ondrej Mráz. The orchestra was led by Ondrej Olos, the choir by Klára Složilová Roztočilová.  more