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MONDAY - 11

OPERA: Werther. Massenet's lyrical drama, based on the German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's novel The Sorrows of Young Werther, tells the story of a young love-struck man driven to commit suicide. In French. Tickets: 200-300 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Slovenské národné divadlo (Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 5443 3771.


TUESDAY - 12

LIVE MUSIC: Dorian Gray. Made up of four long-haired Slovak rockers, Dorian Gray covers the best of American rock from the 60s and 70s in their own style. Admission free. Starts at 20:00. Aligátor. Laurinská 7. Tel: 5441 8611.


WEDNESDAY - 13

CONCERT: Jazz Evening. Italian singer Anna Lauvergnac, accompanied by a Slovak drummer, piano and bass player, sings unforgettable jazz covers at the CC Centrum in Petržalka. Tickets: 80-100 Sk. Starts at 19:30. CC Centrum, Jiráskova 3. Tel: 6382 4390.


THURSDAY - 14

LIVE MUSIC: Ján Litecký Šveda & Víťazný Traktor. An easy-going atmosphere created by Litecký and Traktor, two leading lights on the Slovak blues scene, will be found at the underground pub Aligátor. Admission free. Starts at 20:00. Aligátor. Laurinská 7. Tel: 5441 8611.


FRIDAY - 15

CONCERT: Come, Jesus, Come. As part of the 'Year of Bach Festival - Slovakia 2000', a ceremonial concert of Bach's compositions will be held at Saint Martin's Cathedral. Admission free. Starts at 18:00. Dóm Svätého Martina (Saint Martin's Cathedral), Rudnayovo námestie.


SATURDAY - 16

MIME PERFORMANCE: UBU. The play UBU, a mime-farce written by French playwright Alfréd Jarry in the 19th century, is directed by and stars Slovak mime Milan Sládek, in which he portrays the anarchistic Polish King Ubu. Tickets: 60-100 Sk. Starts at 19:06. Theatre Aréna, Viedenská cesta 10. Tel: 6224 6875.


SUNDAY - 17

EXHIBITION: Paľo Mach. Slovak glass maker Paľo Mach both exhibits and sells his unique works at Hummel's Gallery. Admission free. Open daily 10:00-17:00. J.N. Hummel's Museum, Klobučnícka 2. Tel: 5443 3888. Exhibition runs till October 4

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