Prague Summer Nights: Young Artists Music Festival offers aspiring operatic and orchestral professionals the opportunity to perform in some of Europe’s most historic venues, including fully-staged opera productions, symphonic performances, chamber music concerts, an opera scenes program and even a cabaret concert. The festival also provides experience for up-and-coming conductors, stage directors, coaches, composers and arts administrators.Learn More
Singers will perform in fully-staged performances, with orchestra, of Mozart’s Don Giovanni & Le nozze di Figaro, along with Czech-focused opera scenes, directed and coached by the renowned faculty of PSN.Learn More
In 2017, Prague Summer Nights introduced the PSN Vocal Academy. This program is designed to offer focused and comprehensive development to young singers as they continue their journey in the opera world. Each year there are a limited number of spots for our Vocal Academy.Learn More
Orchestral musicians are invited to participate in a rigorous program of instruction and performance including major orchestral concerts, chamber music, opera orchestra performances, masterclasses and coachings.Learn More
Coaching apprentices will work on our fully-staged productions of Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro, directed and coached by the renowned faculty of PSN.Learn More
Assistant conductors will participate in the preparations for the productions of Mozart’s operas Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro, and will conduct these works extensively in staging rehearsals with the cast and chorus, as well as assist the orchestra on symphonic concerts.Learn More
The PSN Arts Administration Program aims to provide students practical experience on the logistical and operational needs required for the successful completion of an international summer music festival.Learn More
Stage directing apprentices will work as assistant directors on our fully-staged productions of Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro with orchestra, directed and coached by the renowned faculty of PSN.Learn More
“I cannot say this enough, this has been one of the most rewarding and fun opera experiences I’ve had! Not only because we were lucky enough to perform in the Estates Theater, but more so because of the camaraderie and friendships I have made, that will last a lifetime."
“It truly is a joy to be here in Prague and spending so much time with this group of people. Everyone works so hard, and when all the different parts come together, the music we create is absolutely magical. There is much pleasure in growing and bonding with a very talented group of musicians.”
“Today I attended the Brass sectionals of Sibelius Symphony No. 2 and Dvorak Symphony No. 9, led by clinician Ladislav Kozderka who holds the position of principal trumpet of the Czech Philharmonic. I offered to be his personal metronome and he humbly laughed, saying "no, no, you must know this piece so much more than me!" He let me conduct the entirety of both symphonies, stopping every section to give feedback. I kept wanting to pinch my cheek because I knew all the words of wisdom was coming from one of the leaders of the orchestra that loves and owns Dvorak more than anywhere else in the world.”
Heather K. Scott, Strings Magazine
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