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Tips for events in Slovakia between January 1 and 10, 2016, including many theatre performances (also drama with English subtitles), classical music, stand-up comedy, a run, outdoor swimming, bird-watching, exhibitions, and more.

Ch. Gounod. Romeo ad Juliet ( Šlepkovská (Gertrude), Ján Galla (Father Laurent), Eva Hornyáková (Julia), Sergej Tolstov (Capulet) - L-R. (Source: Jozef Barinka)

Western SLOVAKIA

 

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: New Year’s Concert / Novoročný koncert – From Abreu to Williams – Slovak Philharmonic organises the traditional seasonal concert, conducted by Rastislav Štúr, accompanied by the Slovak Philharmonic Choir led by Jozef Chabroň, with compositions of  Jacques Offenbach, Joseph Hellmesberger, Pietro Mascagni, Leroy Anderson, Camille Saint-Saëns, Franz Schubert, Emils Darzins, Gioachino Rossini, Richard Wagner, Igor Stravinsky, Aram Khachaturian, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Zequinha de Abreu, Niccolo Paganini, Grigoras Dinicu, Dmitriy Kabalevsky, Otto Nicolai, Fryderyk Chopin, Richard Strauss and Edward Elgar. Starts: Jan 1, 19:00; Reduta building of the Slovak Philharmonics, E. Suchoňa Square 1. Admission: €19-€24. Tel: 02/2047-5233; www.filharmonia.sk.

Bratislava

THEATRE/BALLET: Carmen à la Gypsy Devils –The famous work by George Bizet, Carmen, has got a new form thanks to the adaptation by Ernest Šarközy and the performance by the Gypsy Devils band, the ballet of the Slovak National Theatre (SND) and CreDance group. The famous tunes by G. Bizet will all be sung in the Roma language. Starts: Jan 2, 19:00; historical building of the SND, Hviezdoslavovo Square 1. Admission: €14-€39. Tel: 02/2049-4290 or www.snd.sk.

Bratislava

JAZZ: Vlado Vizár Jazz Quartet – The jazz band formed in 1997 (Janko Babič-drums; Andrej Šebo-double bass; Peter Jankech-piano; Vlado Vizár-trombone) plays swing and mainstream jazz. Starts: Jan 4, 20:00; Pub u Zeleného Stromu, Obchodná 43. Tel: 0908/606-359; www.jazzar.sk, www.uzelenehostromu.sk.

Bratislava

THEATRE/DRAMA: Ivan Vyrypaev – Illusion – One of the most significant authors and most interesting actors on contemporary Russian stage offers another one of his excellent plays. In this bitter and funny intimate drama, he tries to disclose the mystery of the intimate universe of two married couples. At the end of their lives they evaluate, make comments, confess to each other and many surprises appear… The performance, directed by Eduard Kukláč, is part of the project Bring Your Foreigner Along to the SND which offer drama stagings with English subtitles. Starts: Jan 5, 19:00; drama hall of the Slovak National Theatre (SND), new building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €15. Tel: 02/2049-4290; www.snd.sk

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Bratislava

OPERA/SCREENING: Carmen Taormina - The recording of George Bizet’s famous opera Carmen from the ancient Greek amphitheatre in Sicilian Taormina directed by Enrico Castiglione offers singers like Elena Maximova, Marcello Giordani, Valeria Sepe, Rodrigo Esteve. The opera will be simultaneously broadcast in all Cine-Max theatres in Slovakia. Starts: Jan 6, 19:00; Cinemax – Bory Mall. More info: www.borymall.sk/sk/kino-cinemax.

Bratislava

LANGUAGES/DEBATE: Language Café – This popular event brings foreign languages to the Slovak capital and enables people to learn and practice. People come to a café and debate in various languages. Starts: Jan 6, 17:30; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: free. Tel: 0904/ 330-049; www.kcdunaj.sk.

Bratislava

STAND-UP COMEDY INTERNATIONAL EDITION: Stand-up comedy of Ján Gordulič, this time a foreign edition, will feature both Slovaks and foreigners: Jano Gordulič; Tomáš Hudák; Siavash Alamaghdan Motlagh; Nasi A Motlagh; Igor De Morais; and Eric Lessner. Starts: Jan 7, 20:00; Nu Spirit Club, Luxor Passage (Štúrova 3). Admission: €7.70 (in advance)-€9. More info: www.nuspirit.sk.

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Glinka, Zagar, Dvořák – The Slovak Philharmonics conducted by Rastislav Štúr, with Jozef Lupták on cello will play the works of Russian Mikhail I. Glinka; Slovak Peter Zagar and Czech Antonín Dvořák. Starts: Jan 7, 19:00; Reduta building of the Slovak Philharmonics, E. Suchoňa Square 1. Admission: €13. Tel: 02/2047-5233; www.filharmonia.sk.

Bratislava

OPERA: Charles Gounod – Romeo and Juliet – The drame lyrique opera in five acts, in French language, is part of the Slovak National Theatre (SND) repertory, as directed by Slovenian director Diego de Brea, conducted by Rastislav Štúr and performed by Eva Hornyáková, Katarína Juhásová-Štúrová, Ľubica Vargicová, Maxim Kutsenko, Jitka Sapara-Fischerová, and others. Starts: Jan 8, 19:00; new SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €8-€30. Tel: 02/2049-4290; www.snd.sk.

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Bratislava

FOLKLORE: IMT Smile & Lúčnica – After a “trial” performance born rather accidentally last year and after two sold-out concerts in December, the successful folklore ensemble Lúčnica again joins forces with none-the-less successful band IMT Smile to offer a common show combining tradition and modern perception into unified, energetic entertainment in the form of two more performances. Starts: Jan 9-10, 19:00; Ondrej Nepela Ice Stadium, (Slovnaft Arena), Odbojárov 9. Admission: €19.90-€39 (VIP 99). Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.

Bratislava

BALLET: Swan Lake - The classic ballet in three acts and four scenes by composer Tchaikovsky and choreographer Marius Petipa rarely disappears from the repertoire of most ballet ensembles. It is on the Slovak National Theatre’s schedule, offering the staging of choreographer Rafael Georgi, conducted by Martin Leginus and performed by Romina Kolodziej, Orazio di Bella, Adrian Ducin, and others. Starts: Jan 9, 19:00; SND new building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €10-€25. Tel: 02/2049-4290 or www.snd.sk.

Bratislava

BIRD-WATCHING: For watching the White-tailed Eagle (or the Sea Eagle, Haliaeetus albicilla) near the Danube River, wintertime is best. On Sunday, January 10, the Watching.sk team will have an outpost at a Danube dyke at the Modrá čajka / Blue Gull harbour in Čunovo to watch these birds through field-glasses, along with an expert commentary (possible also in English). Start: Jan 12, 9:30-14:00; a small walk from the Miestny úrad Čunovo bus stop of bus No 91. Admission: voluntary. More info: www.watching.sk.

Bratislava

GASTRONOMY: Vegan Dinner / Vegánska večera – The series represents a community gathering based on cooking vegan food and exchanging it, sharing it with others, etc. Starts: Jan 10, 18:00; A4 Priestor Súčasnej Kultúry, Karpatská 2. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk; www.a4.sk.

Bratislava

EXHIBITION/TRADITIONAL CRAFTS: vyKROJenô – The centre for traditional arts and crafts, ÚĽUV, has been studying folk costumes – kroje in Slovak – for 70 years, and now offers the results in a playful form, in an exhibition presenting pieces from its depository. Open: Tue-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-14:00 until Feb 5; ÚĽUV gallery, Obchodná 64. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5273- 1349; www.uluv.sk.

Bratislava

EXHIBITION: Ján Mančuška – Prvá retrospektíva / First Retrospect – The re-installation of Ján Mančuška’s (1972 - 2011) exhibition curated by Vít Havránek offers an overview of the conceptual artist who lived and created on the Czechoslovak scene, with an international reputation, from 1990 until his premature death. Open: Wed-Mon, 12:00-19:00 (21:00 on Fri) until Feb 14; Kunsthalle / Hall of Art, SNP Square 12. Admission: free. More info: www.kunsthallebratislava.sk.

 

Central SLOVAKIA

 

Žilina

WINTER OUTDOOR SWIMMING: The New Year’s Eve will be marked by a traditional winter swimming event, plus baptising and introducing new members of the Tučniaky Žilina club. Starts: Jan 1. More info:www.tucniakyzilina.szm.com.  

Žilina

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Epiphany Concert in the Rhythm of Swing – The Slovak Sinfonietta will play with Fats Jazz Band (Ladislav Fančovič,Rastislav Suchan, Pavol Hoďa, Branislav Belorid, Michal Matejka, Pavol Kušík, Patrik Fičor, Matúš Uhliarik and Jana Dekánková) swing music of the 1930s and 1940s to hail the Epiphany, or Three Magi. Starts: Jan 7, 19:00; ŠKO Zilina, Dolný val 47. Admission: €10. More info: www.skozilina.sk.   

Banská Bystrica

CLASSICAL MUSIC: New Year’s Concert / Novoročný koncert 2016 – This concert offers a medley of classical music, with the State Opera Banská Bystrica musicians and soloists as well as guests (Oľga Hromadová, Patrícia Macák Solotruková, Mariana Hochelová, Michaela Popik, Martin Popovič, Peter Schneider, Robert Smiščík, Šimon Svitok and Dušan Šimo being conducted by Igor Bulla. Starts: Jan 9, 19:00; State Opera BB, Národná 11. Admission: €15. Tel: 048/2457-123; www.stateopera.sk.

 

Eastern SLOVAKIA

 

Košice

CLASSICAL MUSIC: New Year’s Concert – The first concert of 2016 will host organist František Beer playing the works of Bach, Buxtehude, Mozart, Reger and Messiaen. Starts: Jan 1, 18:00; Seminar Church of St Antonio of Padova, Hlavná 81. Admission: free. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk. 

Košice

LIVE MUSIC: The New Year’s Eve concert in Vojtech Löffler Museum brings Terézia Šofranková and Mater Arendárik with guest Karol Petróczi welcoming the year 2016 in a musical way. Starts: Jan 3, 17:00; Vojtech Löffler Museum, Alžbetina 20. Admission: free. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk, www.lofflermuzeum.sk. 

Košice

RUN: Košice Epiphany Run / Košický trojkráľový beh 2016 – This popular run is meant for all different age and gender categories, from juniors to 60+ category, with the route of 5,100 metres leading across the city centre. Organised by Klub OB ATU Košice, it starts at 15:00 at Immaculata sculpture on the Main Street (where it also ends). Starts: Jan 6, 15:00; Main Street. Admission: €8 registration fee (www.tuke.sk/obeh, www.3kb.sk) when registering until Dec 31 (registration possible until Jan 3); free for onlookers. More info: www.kamdomesta, www.3kb.sk, www.vos-tpk.sk.

Košice

CLASSICAL MUSIC: New Year’s Concert / Novoročný koncert 2016 – State Slovak Philharmonics start the new year with a concert conducted by Peter Valentovič, with soprano Anita Lukács, performing the works of Johann Strauss Jr, Emil Waldteufel, Giacomo Puccini, Franz von Suppé, Giuseppe Verdi, Josef Strauss, Johann Strauss, and Emmerich Kálmán. Starts: Jan 7, 19:00; State Slovak Philharmonic Košice (ŠfK); House of Arts, Moyzesova 66. Admission: €6- €10. Tel: 055/6220-763; www.sfk.sk.

Košice

CHOIR MUSIC: The 18th New Year’s Concert / XVIII. Novoročný koncert – The New Year’s Concert of the Csermely Choir and its guests, conducted by József Havasi and Mária Velkey, with František Beer on organ and girls’ band Five Style, as well as Hungarian soprano Marianna Sipos of Budapest and musical singer Tomáš Hundža of Prague will also feature a symphonic orchestra conducted by Budapest State Opera conductor Gyula Pfeiffer, offering many genres, styles and surprises. Starts: Jan 9, 17:00; House of Arts, Moyzesova 66. Admission: €11-€13. Tickets: MIC, Hlavná 32 (055 6230-909, 0911567423); Panta Rhei bookshop, Hlavná 72; House of Arts – one hour before start. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.

Košice

CLASSICAL MUSIC/OPERA: New Year’s Concert / Novoročný koncert – New Year’s Concert of the State Theatre in Košice brings famous operatic arias and operetta tunes. Starts: Jan 10, 19:00; State Theatre Košice (SDKE), Hlavná 58. Tel: 055/2452-269 (daytime), 055/2452-260 (evenings); or via www.sdke.sk.

 

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