Projects

In keeping with its poetics the Ensemble creates programmes attractive to new audiences – intentionally sidelining notorious and much-performed pieces. At the same time, the Ensemble avoids the classification of a performer of new music. The Ensemble’s careful dramaturgy and the performers’ enthusiasm and commitment strive to foster greater participation and open dialogues with the listener. Each of the concert programmes usually connect twentieth-century music with new commissioned pieces, often composed by Ondřej Kyas, the court author of the Ensemble Opera Diversa, and other associated authors. In this long-standing commitment to new music that experiments with audience understanding rather than with the musical form itself, the Ensemble has premiered the works of František Emmert, Maximilian Kreuz, Ondřej Štochl or Peter Graham.

The Ensemble Opera Diversa is a group of musicians and singers who present fresh works to audiences in various interesting venues. It is significant that they are not after effects in the first place but after high-quality and professional performance. And they are succeeding. Karla Hofmannová in a review of Ondřej Kyas’s Stabat Mater (22 March 2010), written for the Hudební rozhledy journal.

The Ensemble Opera Diversa is a successful interpreter, and its dramaturgy is marked with extraordinary thoughtfulness, making no compromises with mainstream music taste and taking no easy solutions with well-known compositions. (Boris Klepal in Harmonie, in his concert review of the “Voice of America” programme of 3 March 2015)

 

Orchestral concerts are designed mostly for smaller concert venues. The duration of the concert can be made bespoke to the occasion – either full-length performances with an intermission, or shorter programmes of approximately one hour. The suggested core programmes of up to one hour with an intermission are listed below. Concerts may be provided with a pre-concert talk or moderated throughout, and all programmes come with a thorough brochure (of approximately three to four pages of text). The durations of individual programmes and the minimal ensemble sizes are stated.

 

Projects realised since 2010:

 

Church Concerts of Sacred Music

2014: The City as Music

 

2015: On the 70th Anniversary of the End of WW2

2016: Tradition vs Novelty

2017: Re-Formation

Chamber Projects

  • Colours of Places / 2013
  • Ivana Rusko and Aleš Janiga in Recital / 2014
  • Richard Novák and Alice Rajnohová in Recital / 2014
  • Lucie Hilscherová and Miroslav Sekera in Recital / 2015
  • Richard Novák and Alice Rajnohová in Recital / 2016
  • The Husband and the Wife on a Boat: Lucie Kašpárková, Roman Hoza and the Miloslav Ištvan Quartett