Friday, November 28, 2014

Czech barihunk David Nykl appearing in world's first opera

David Nykl as Nunzio in Dafne
About two weeks ago, we introduced Czech barihunk David Nykl to readers. Now we've learned that he'll be performing as Nunzio in Vít Zouhar and Tomáš Hanzlík's reworked version of Jacopo Peri and Jacopo Corsi's 416 year old opera La Dafne. The original version was performed for the Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Christina of Lorraine, in 1598 and is considered the first opera.

Vít Zouhar and Tomáš Hanzlík pieced together and reworked the opera for theorbo, cello and organ from existing fragments of music. The piece premiered on June 25, 2011 at the Mozart Hall a the Reduta Theatre in Brno, Czech Republic.

The piece is being performed again at the same theatre beginning on December 2nd.  The production is being performed as as closely as possible to how it would have been done for early nobility, including being set by candlelight.

Click HERE for additional information or tickets. At least one performance is already sold out.

There is another version of a Dafne reconstruction available on YouTube.

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