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Un Ballo in Maschera

Rigoletto


Der Fliegende Holländer

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Pragostarconcert - concert and theater agency

The concert and theater agency Pragostarconcert is natural continuation of D.B.S. International Consulting Services Inc. The company was founded and incorporated in 1984 in New York by Robert Sterba, concert and opera singer, born in Czechoslovakia, naturalized US citizen.  From the beginning the company’s activities were broader than just promotion of artists and sale of their performances. After the relocation from New York to Prague in 1990 they have become its only line of business.


This change called for a change of the company’s name and Pragostarconcert was chosen as the new name. The “-star-“ in the middle of the name distinguishes it sufficiently from Pragokoncert, the state agency, which during the communist time had a monopoly status in the former Czechoslovakia. At the same time it indicates that only star artists and star ensembles are represented by this firm.


Our offer is so versatile, that it allows us to satisfy our clients’ needs for almost any kind of music. Further we can fulfill most of the requirements in the region of dance and multimedia presentation and some requirements for theater and opera performances. We can even supply a first class magician show with commentary in three world languages.


While most of our performances take place in the Czech Republic and in Germany, we have rich contacts with many other countries, above all with the USA and the countries of the Orient.

 

 

PRAGUE TOURING OPERA COMPANY


Natural development of the concert and theater agency Pragostarconcert s.r.o. went from presenting hundreds of recitals, chamber and orchestra concerts in many countries, to presenting large scale oratorios and drama performances, often in cooperation with ensembles from abroad, to finally organizing two large scale international opera festivals, Operafest Carlsbad 2007 and Giuseppe Verdi Opera Festival Olomouc 2008. It culminated in creation of own opera company, Prague Touring Opera Company.

At present time our own productions, ready for touring assignments, are:
G.Verdi: Rigoletto, Un Ballo in Maschera and La Traviata and W.A.Mozart: Don Giovanni. For our own productions we are using our Operafest Carlsbad 2007 Festival Orchestra and the internationally acclaimed Prague Chamber Choir with the choir master Lubomir Matl. Only conductors, directors and soloists with international career are hired for our tourneys.

We cooperate closely with two opera companies of the internationally acclaimed Czech opera director Martin Otava, Prague Chamber Opera Company and Czech Opera Company Prague, whose repertoire includes: W.A.Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaroand Die Zauberflöte, G.Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia, G.Bizet: Carmen, G.Puccini: Tosca and La Boheme and R.Wagner: Der Fliegende Holländer.

We are in process of negotiating a close cooperation with several Czech opera houses with year round operation, so that - if need be - we could utilize on tour also their artistic and other resources.

Naturally we perform all operas in the original language and for most of our repertoire we come on tour equipped with English subtitles, our own subtitle board and projector. Should we receive an order for touring a host country with an opera of a Czech composer, our set up allows us to add to our repertoire for this purpose one or even two new opera productions of the host selected works, composed by masters like B.Smetana, A.Dvorak, L.Janacek or B.Martinu, within four months after the confirmed tour order.

For our productions we are predominantly utilizing the artistic and other resources of Prague, doubtless the opera capital of the world. Or is there perhaps another city, where an opera lover can on a given evening choose between three opera tittles, played in three landmark theaters, of which one was built in the 18th and the other two in the 19th century?

WE ARE OFERING TO THE AUDIENCES ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD AT MODERATE PRICES THE BEST, WHAT IN THE ART OF OPERA CAN COME FROM PRAGUE. WE CAN DO IT, BECAUSE OPERA IS THE LOVE OF OUR LIVES.
 

R o b e r t  S t e r b a
Founder, General Manager