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This Week

MONDAY - 18

OPERA: Nabucco. One of the most popular operas by Giuseppe Verdi tells the story of the Babylonian nation, led by King Nabucco, which invades Jerusalem.
Tickets: 50-180 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Slovenské národné divadlo (Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 5443 3083.


TUESDAY - 19

EXHIBITION: Thesis. Three Slovaks and one Bulgarian, all of whom studied under Slovak artist Ján Berger, exhibit their oil paintings at the Marat Art gallery.
Admission free. Open Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00. Galéria Marat Art, Panská 6. Tel: 5443 4689. The exhibition runs till June 24.


WEDNESDAY - 20

STREET EXHIBITION: Veteran Ralley Slovakia 2001. A parade of rare vehicles will wind through the Bratislava Old Town accompanied by the music of Slovak band Funny Fellows.
Admission free. Starts at 17:00. Hlavné námestie (Main Square), Bratislava Old Town.


THURSDAY - 21

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Austrian violinist Benjamin Schmid, Slovak pianist Mikuláš Škuta, Slovak violinist Jozef Lupták and Slovak clarinet player Ronald Šebesta will perform international compositions.
Tickets: 90 Sk. Starts at 20:00. Zrkadlová sieň (Mirror hall) at Primaciálny palác, Primaciálne námestie 1. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Town Culture Centre, Uršulínska 11. Tel: 5443 2942.


FRIDAY - 22

LIVE CONCERT: The Slovak Brass Harmony group will hold a concert on the Main Square, as part of the Summer Days of Culture in Bratislava.
Admission free. Starts at 18:00. Hlavné námestie (Main Square), Bratislava Old Town.


SATURDAY - 23

JAZZ CONCERT: Austrian violinist Benjamin Schmid and Slovak pianist Mikuláš Škuta will perform a jazz duet at the Klarisky Concert Hall.
Tickets: 90 Sk. Starts at 20:00. Koncertná sieň Klarisky, Farská 4. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Town Culture Centre, Uršulínska 11. Tel: 5443 2942.


SUNDAY - 24

GUITAR CONCERT: The Johann Kaspar Mertz guitar festival. Greek guitarist Jorgos Panetsos will perform with the Slovak Bratislava Guitar Quartet and the Žilina State Chamber Orchestra, led by Spanish conductor Gabriela de Esteban.
Tickets: 70 Sk. Starts at 20:00. Moyzesova sieň (Moyzes Hall), Vajanského nábrežie 12. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Town Culture Centre, Uršulínska 11. Tel: 5443 2942

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