Mozart. Händel

Lobkowicz Palace
Jiřská 2/3, 119 00 Praha 1

Concert from the donor series.

The subscription price for the whole season is 28 000 CZK including VAT.

The price of a ticket for one evening is 10 000 CZK including VAT.

For further information and booking please contact:

Kateřina Kalistová
M +420 602 212 829

artistic leader
Georg Friedrich Händel
Oratorio Samson Overture HWV 57
Georg Friedrich Händel
Aria Where’er you walk from Oratorio Semele HWV 58
Georg Friedrich Händel
Menuet from opera Samson HWV 57
Georg Friedrich Händel
Total Eclipse, aria from opera Samson HWV 57
Lukáš Sommer
world premiere of a new composition
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Va, dal furor portata, concert aria KV 21
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Si mostra la sorte, concert aria KV 209
Niccolò Paganini (arr. Michal Sedláček)
The Carnival of Venice
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Per pietà, non ricercate, concert aria KV 420

Evening Programme

18:00    Welcome drink and the exhibition tour 

18:30    Stories from the Arts — the curators of the Lobkowicz Music Collection reveal its treasures through enthralling story-telling 

19:00    Concert in the Imperial Hall 

20:15    Meeting the artists and the orchestra over the cup of wine with refreshment provided by the Head Chef of the Lobkowicz Palace

“Mozart’s pure, beautiful style just naturally resonates in me.” 

Matthew Newlin

The vocal-instrumental genre was one of the domains of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He wrote over two dozen operas, from which some of the most famous arias originate. Another interesting component of his oeuvre are concert arias. The last evening in the 2023 Lobkowicz series offers an insight into the development of Mozart's style: while the youngest aria on the programme Va, dal furor portata he wrote at the age of nine, the aria Per pietà, non ricercate was composed when the composer was 27 years old.

Georg Friedrich Handel is another master of opera featured on the programme. The German composer, who along with Johann Sebastian Bach is considered one of the most important representatives of the musical Baroque, linked most of his career with London and the local opera scene. It was with his focus on opera that Handel complemented Bach. Thanks to his working commitment, he created over 44 operas, mostly on ancient themes; but he also excelled in the oratorio genre.

Two wonderful arias from his oratorios will be performed by tenor Matthew Newlin. In addition, the programme will be enriched with the premiere of a composition by the young Czech composer and guitarist Lukáš Sommer, who has already had the opportunity to present his work in the legendary Carnegie Hall.

Matthew Newlin, a long-time member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin ensemble, has been winning over audiences and the professional public primarily through his sensitive renderings of lyrical operatic roles. Although his domain is mainly Mozart's operas, he has also shined in Verdi's La Traviata and Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin.

He has a close relationship with early music: he appeared in Lully's Atys at the Opéra Royal de Versailles, he sang the music of Georg Friedrich Handel, for example, at the Festival d'Opéra Baroque & Romantique de Beaune. However, he is also close to Czech music — he performed several times in Janáček’s The Diary of One who Disappeared, which he even provided with an English translation.

Among his notable achievements outside the opera stage are collaborations with Michael Tilson Thomas and his San Francisco Symphony.

The subscription for 1 person costs 28,000 CZK including VAT.
The single ticket for 1 person costs 10,000 CZK including VAT.

The subscription covers all four concerts, a reserved seat in the hall and entry to all parts of the evening. The subscription is transferable. 

Part of the subscription fee can be paid in the form of a donation given directly to support the activities of PKF — Prague Philharmonia. We also offer the possibility of advertising for companies.

For further information and reservation please contact: 

Kateřina Kalistová
Director of PKF — Prague Philharmonia

M +420 602 212 829

General partner
Komerční banka
With support
Hl.město Praha
Ministerstvo kultury
Principal partner
General media partner
Česká televize
Principal media partner
Hospodářské noviny
Partneři zvuku
Portu Gallery
Wood & Company
Centrální depozitář cenných papírů
Mozart Prague