Countrywide events

Tips for cultural, sport and social events between February 20 and 27

Yann TiersenYann Tiersen (Source: Courtesy of Orepole)




OPERA: The Magic Flute - The department of operatic singing of the Bratislava Conservatory celebrates the 95th anniversary of the school’s founding by staging this opera of Mozart, as conducted by Daniel Simandl, directed by Romna Bajzík, with Karin Remencová on piano, students performing, and the school’s ex-graduate Jana Bernáthová as guest (she performs the Queen of the Night also in the Slovak National Theatre). Starts: Feb 19-20, 19:00; DK Zrkadlový Háj House of Culture, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €3-€5. Tel: 02/6381-1328 or


ORIENTAL DANCE: Sen noci orienátlnej – The Oriental Night’s Dream – The 15th year already of the Oriental show will present dancers (Yalia, Zuzaan Čorejová, Mahala, Hanka Tytykalová, and groups – Baraka Bellydance – HU; OMdance Academy – CZ, and others), a fire show, a brief dance lesson on Ghawazee, an Oriental bazaar, and more. Starts: Feb 20, 19:00; culture centre Bratislava Nové Mesto; Vajnorská 21. Admission: €10. More info:


LIVE MUSIC: Einleitungszeit – Two nights full of Czech-Slovak industrial/dark ambiente/noise/experimental music. Starts: Feb 20-21; A4 Priestor Súčasnej Kultúry, Karpatská 2. More info:


LIVE MUSIC: Nicole Taylor - Marking the "African American History Month",  American Soprano Nicole Taylor, accompanied by US pianist Daniel Ernst and Slovak gospel choir Freedom, will perform in Bratislava. Starts:  Feb 21, 17:00; Evangelical Church of the Holy Trinity, Strečnianska, Bratislava-Petržalka. Admission: free. More info:


LIVE MUSIC: Kraak & Smaak – Dutch musicians whose popularity is on the rise make a stop in Bratislava within their Chrome Waves tour accompanying the launch of an eponymous album.  Starts: Feb 20, 20:00; Old Market Hall, SNP Square 25 (after-party at Nu Spirit Club). Admission: €11. More info:


OPERA: Jenúfa – The opera of Czech composer Leoš Janáček is based on a true story and folk music, and in the Slovak National Theatre (SND), it has been adapted by Jaroslav Kyzlink. On February 21, famous soprano Eva Urbanová will sing the Kostelnička Buryjovka. Starts: Feb 21, 19:00; SND new building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €6-€25. Tel: 02/2049-4290 or


LIVE MUSIC: Yann Tiersen - French composer and multi-instrumentalist, author of film music (Amelie of Montmartre, Good Bye Lenin!, etc.) visits Bratislava for the first time (after a performance at Trenčín Pohoda 2012 festival) to present his latest works, as well as a selection of his whole musical career, comprising 20 years. Starts: Feb 23, 20:00; Old Market-hall, SNP Square 25. Admission: €30- €40. More info.,


JAZZ: Vlado Vizár Jazz Quartet – Modern Slovak jazz improves the evening out at a bar. Starts: Feb 23, 20:00; Pub u Zeleného stromu, Obchodná 43. Admission: free. Tel: 0908/606-359;,


BALLET: Sleeping Beauty – The fairy tale ballet that combines the genius of Russian composer Tchaikovsky and French choreographer Marius Petipa is marked, in this staging, also by the director Valdimir Malakhov. Starts: Feb 24, 19:00; SND new building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €8-€17. Tel: 02/2049-4290 or


JAZZ: Jazz na Ex Tóna Jara – The music café presents Slovak jazzmen. Starts: Feb 24, 19:00; Cafe Scherz, Palisády (Partizánska 2). Tel: 0918/ 724-379; (


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Music of Our Time in SNG – 13-Fifty – This edition of the cycle dedicated to classical contemporary music is dedicated to composer, teacher and music activist Daniel Matej, with Ivan Šiller on piano/prepared piano, joystick; Fero Király on electronics, joy-stick, objects; and Daniel Matej, on fine-tuned bottles, whistling. Starts: Feb 25, 18:00; Slovak National gallery, Esterházy Palace, Ľ. Štúra Square 4. Admission: €2-4. More info:


WORKSHOP/DISCUSSION: WhatCity? – This event of the series focused on urban and community life brings “wasteologists” Alice Grindhammer and Pedro Jardim, as well as Slovak host Matúš Čupka debating recycling, waste disposal “on small scale” and civic initiatives. A workshop takes place on February 26. Starts: Feb 25, 18:00; Goethe Institute, Panenská 33. Admission: voluntary. More info:


LIVE MUSIC: Kadebostany – Rising stars on the independent scene, Swiss grouping Kadebostany, playing indie-pop with retro-sound, gives a concert in the capital. Starts: Feb 26, 20:00; Nu Spirit Club, Passage Luxor, Štúrova 3. Admission: €10. More info:


LIVE MUSIC: Slovak guitarist Andrej Šeban and Czech multi-instrumentalist Jiří Stivín will join forces to give a concert. Starts: Feb 26, 20:00; Ateliér Babylon, SNP Square 14. Admission: €10. Tel: 02/2090-1900;


CLASSICAL MUSIC: (Malá) nočná hudba – (Little) Night Music – The concert organised by three students of the Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU) brings the works of three composers: Claude Debussy, David Watkins and Yiruma. Starts: Feb 27, 20:30 Dvorana concert hall of VŠMU, Zochova 1. More info:


DANCE: The premiere of dance group Partia, to the music of Banda, Hudba Michala Nogu, Michal Pagáč and Muzička is choreographed by V. Michalko, A. Lincke and A. Oláh. Stylised dances inspired by traditional folklore. Starts: Feb 27, 19:00; K Zrkadlový Háj House of Culture, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €7. Tel: 02/6381-1328 or   


LIVE MUSIC: Katy Perry – The Prismatic World Tour makes a stop also in Bratislava, to present the latest production of the famous music star. Starts: Feb 27, 19:00; Slovnaft Arena, (Ondrej Nepela Ice Stadium), Odbojárov 9. Admission: €59-€259. Tel: 02/5293-3321;




Banská Štiavnica

FILM FESTIVAL: Winter festival 4 Elements / 4 živly focuses always on one aspect of the theme common for all films screened within the festival. This time, it is ”Nonsense”. Starts: Feb 20-22; Akademik cinema, amphitheatre, Art Cafe. Admission: €3-€15. More info:


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Orchestra Network for Europe – The European Union project brings together Polish conductor Marzena Diakun, Slovak Katarína Lepková on flute, and Swiss Adam Mital on cello, playing the works of Karel Stamic, Tchaikovsky, and a joint work of five EU composers – Nina Schenk (SLO), Benjamin Schweitzer (DE), Dominique Probst (FR), Jaroslaw Chelmecki (PL), and Juraj Filas (SR): Symphony Mont Blanc. Starts: Feb 26, 19:00; Slovak Sinfonietta, Dolný Val 47. Admission: €6-€10. More info:

Banská Bystrica

THEATRE: Ryuichi Sakamato, Martin Adamus - White Dreams; Igor Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring – The two works brought together by choreographers Igor Vejsada (White Dreams) and Ladislav Cmorej (The Rite of Spring) is one of the very notable perceptions of these musical pieces. Starts: Feb 26, 18:30; State Opera, Národná 11. Admission: €4-€8. Tel: 048/2457-123 or

Banská Bystrica

MODERN DANCE: Roots – This performance, directed by the author of music Jozef Vlk and choreographed by Stanislava Vlčeková shows the story of two men wandering home, overcoming obstacles, and diverting from their direction. Starts: Feb 27, 19:00, Divadlo štúdio tanca, DŠT, Komenského 12 (Na Kačici). Admission: €3-€6. More info:




EXHIBITION: Andrej Augustín – Angelically Tender – Augustín is a Slovak painter whose recent exhibition brings ornaments, spirals and dreamful images full of fantasy. Open: Tue-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-13:00 until March 12; Angel gallery / Galéria u anjela, Starý trh 53.

Poprad, Košice, Žilina, Banská Bystrica, Martin, Trnava

OPERA/CINEMA: The Flying Dutchman, opera by Richard Wagner, will be broadcast simultaneously in cinemas in Poprad, Košice, Žilina, Banská Bystrica, Martin and Trnava, as staged in the Royal Opera House in 2009, and conducted by Andris Nelsons. Starts: Feb 24, 20:10; Cinemax Poprad, Dlhé Hony 4587/1; Cinemax Košice, Moldavská cesta 32; Strojár cinema, Vajanského námestie 2, Martin; Cinemax Žilina - Prielohy 979; Cinemax Trnava; Cinemax - Na Troskách 25, Banská Bystrica.  


LIVE/WORLD MUSIC: Katka Knechtová & Cigánski Diabli – The joint concert of Slovak singer and band playing gipsy music is part of a nation-wide

tour. Starts: Feb 25, 19:00; PKO – Čierny orol, Hlavná 50. Admission: €19-€25. More info:


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Talents in Philharmonic – Young oboe player Jurij Litun will play and also conduct the Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, with Sofia Šochina on oboe and Marta Hereha on violin, playing Baroque music by B. Marcello. Starts: Feb 26, 19:00; House of Arts, Moyzesova 66 (Dom umenia). Admission. €5-€7. More info:


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