Some time ago I pointed out Dmitri Hvorostovsky's recital in Prague in August, saying that you might want to connect a trip with a cultural event. Since it was well received, I decided to point out some more concerts.
Here is the program of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (booklet in .pdf frormat, mostly in Czech - but you can read the names). The ticket sale began this week, but when I asked at the box office today, I was told that the tickets for the last concert of the season are not on sale yet.
The best part is, the final concert is Dmitri Hvorostovsky! This time it will be opera arias with full orchestra in the beautiful Spanish Hall at the Prague Castle. Tickets will be sold probably in September or October. If there's any new info, I'll keep you updated.
The other huge names include conductors Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Charles Mackerras (gala for his 85th birthday! Great peaces by great Czech composers), Christoph Eschenbach, Eliahu Inbal, of course Manfred Honeck, the Principal guest Conductor of the CP, and of course Jiří Bělohlávek, singers Thomas Hampson or Eva Urbanová, the starry pianist Lang Lang, or the just-as-starry violinist Joshua Bell, the guy you might have seen fiddling in the Washington metro.
There are still few (very, very few) tickets for the festival Dvořák's Prague - even some for the launching concert, the final concert, even the one with Gardiner, the one with Daniele Gatti, and 142 seats are still free for Hvorostovsky's recital.