SPANISH tenor José Carreras comes to perform in Bratislava with Slovak mezzo-soprano Eva Garajová on June 7. Carrereas made his debut on the international opera scene in 1972, and his discography includes more 150 recordings with world-renowned orchestras. Garajová, a laureate of the European Art Union's Mahler prize, has performed around the world. The duo will perform the music of international composers such as Alessandro Scarlatti, Enrico Granados, Giacommo Puccini, Paolo Tosti, and Franz Lehár, accompanied by Lorenzo Bavaj on piano and the Nuovo Quartetto Italiano. The concert starts at 19:00 in Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1. Tel: 02/5293-3323. Tickets cost Sk4,500.
photo: Courtesy of Grafis


EVENT: International Children's Day - Creative workshops, folk dances, and songs, costume parades, and a theatrical performance.
Starts: Jun 2 at 13:00. Admission: free. Bibiana - Children's Museum, Panská 41. Tel: 02/5443-1308.

DANCE: Attaché - A dance show directed and choreographed by Jaroslav Moravčík.
Starts: Jun 4 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk90. Theatrium, Pressburg Centrum, Pribinova 25. Tel: 0903/516-465.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Carnival and Rhapsodies - Leoš Svárovský conducts the Slovak Philharmonic with music by Dvořák, Svendsen, Schmidt, Liszt, Enescu, and Ravel.
Starts: Jun 5 and 6 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk130, Sk140, and Sk160. Koncertná sieň SF (Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic), Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5443-3351.

LIVE MUSIC: J.A.R. - Funky Czech band with front men Dan Bárta and Roman Holý.
Starts: Jun 6 at 20:30. Tickets: Sk199 and Sk249. Babylon, (building of the YMCA), Karpatská 2. Tel: 02/5543-5667.

EXHIBITION: Paintings-Miracles-Children - A display of pictures by children who suffer from health or social problems and for whom art is part of their therapy.
Open Tue-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-18:00 until June 29. Admission: Sk30. Mestské múzeum (City Museum), Primaciálne nám. 3. Tel: 02/5443-4742.

EXHIBITION: Head Down - Graphic works by Melchior Küssell and Karol Škréta inspired by a 17th century book about Christian missionaries.
Open Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until September 7. Admission: Sk60. Vodné kasárne SNG (Slovak National Gallery, Water Barracks), Rázusovo nábr. 2. Tel: 02/5443-2082.

EXHIBITION: Artists of Pure Heart - Amateur, folklore art, and art brut from the collections of Pavel Konečný.
Open Tue-Sun 10:00-16:00 until September 28. Admission: Sk30. Galéria insitného umenia, Schaubmarov mlyn (Gallery of Amateur Art, Schaubmar's Mill), Cajlandská 255, Pezinok. Tel: 033/6404-035.

EXHIBITION: Dream and Reality - Masterpieces of Slovak modern art from the period between 1930 and 1950.
Open Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until June 8. Admission: Sk40. Mirbachov palác (Mirbach Palace), Františkánske nám. 11. Tel: 02/5443-1556.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Ad Fontes Musicae - A festival of ancient music.
Starts: Jun 6 and 7 at 18:00 and 19:30. Trenčianske múzeum (Trenčín Museum), Mierové nám. 46, Trenčín. Tel: 032/7433-505.
EXHIBITION: Mobility - A joint display of works by students from art departments at universities in Nitra, Slovakia, and Hradec Králové, Czech Republic.
Open Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until June 8. Admission: Sk20. Nitrianska galéria (Nitra Gallery), Župné nám. 3, Nitra. Tel: 037/7721-754.


LIVE MUSIC: Las Ketchup - Spanish pop trio consisting of Pilar, Lola, and Lucia Munoz perform for the first time in Slovakia.
Starts: June 2 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk390. Amfiteáter (Amphitheatre), Medený Hámor, Banská Bystrica.

LIVE MUSIC: Nightwish - Finnish heavy-metal band performs with opera diva Tarja Turunen.
Starts: Jun 7 at 16:00. Tickets: Sk350 and Sk490. Amfiteáter (Amphitheatre), Medený Hámor, Banská Bystrica.

EXHIBITION: Personalities of Banská Bystrica - Portraits, works, and mementoes of important local citizens.
Open Mon-Fri 8:00-12:00, 13:00-16:00, Sun 9:00-12:00, 13:00-16:00 until June 29. Admission: Sk10. Stredoslovenské múzeum, Thurzov dom (Museum of Central Slovakia, Thurzo House), Námestie SNP 4, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4125-897.

A MEGA dance and light show Circus World directed by Ján Ďurovčík based on traditional folklore is performed to original music by Henrich Leško. Staged by professional folk dancers from one of the leading Slovak folk-dance ensembles, SĽUK, it tells the story of the creation of the world and the first people. The 90-minute performance starts at 20:30 on June 7, at Športová hala Cassosport (Cassosport Sports Hall), Košice. Tickets cost Sk500 and can be obtained via
photo: Courtesy of SĽUK


CLASSICAL MUSIC: České Trio - Czech chamber trio performs music by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Martinů.
Starts: Jun 3 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk100. Dom umenia (House of Arts), Moyzesova 66, Košice. Tel: 055/6226-541.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Košice Musical Spring Festival - Košice State Philharmonic conducted by Hungarian András Ligeti and with Polish violinist Kuba Jakowicz.
Starts: Jun 5 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk110, 150, 190. Dom umenia (House of Arts), Moyzesova 66, Košice.
Tel: 055/6226-541.

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