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This Week

MONDAY - 15

OPERA: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini. One of the most popular comic operas tells the story of the famous barber Figaro. In Italian.
Tickets: 50-180 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Slovenské národné divadlo (Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 5443 3764, 5443 3890.


TUESDAY - 16

EXHIBITION: Never-ending Traces. Running during the 2001 European Figure Skating Championships in Bratislava, the exhibition will document the history and Slovak champions in the sport.
Admission: 10-30 Sk. Open Tue-Fri 10:00-17:00 and Sat-Sun 11:00-18:00. Mestské Múzeum v Bratislave, Primaciálne námestie 3. Tel: 5443 4742. The exhibition ends January 10.


WEDNESDAY - 17

FILM: Remember the Titans by Boaz Yakin. A true story this film captures a violation of traditional values of high-school students in Virginia.
Tickets: 75 Sk. Starts at 17:30 and 20:00. Kino Istota, Karloveská 32. Tel: 6029 7283.


THURSDAY - 18

LIVE MUSIC: After - T. This Slovak band, playing famous Chicago blues covers, will perform together with the harmonica blues master Boboš Procházka.
Admission free. Starts at 20:00. Aligátor pub, Laurinská 7. Tel: 5441 8611.


FRIDAY - 19

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Johannes Brahms's German Requiem Op. 45 will be performed by soprano Melba Ramos and baritone Vladimír Chmelo.
Tickets: 70-130 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic (Reduta), Palackého 2. Tel: 5443 3351-3.


SATURDAY - 20

EXHIBITION: Cross-section of the sculptor's work. Slovak sculptor Juraj Hovorka's work will be exhibited, including his bronze and wooden plastics.
Admission free. Open daily except Mon 10:00-18:00. Výstavná sieň SPP, Dom plynárov, Drevená 4. Tel: 5441 6103. Exhibtition ends February 4.


SUNDAY - 21

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Vienna in Bratislava. The Austrian string band Aron Quartett will play compositions by Mozart, Bischof and Brahms.
Tickets: 90 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Zrkadlová sieň Primaciálneho paláca (Mirror hall of the Primacial Palace), Primaciálne námestie 1. Tel: 5441 6548.

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