Mitrovských Summer Pavilion, Brno, Czech Republic
23.10.2010 – 6.1.2011
The Eternal Emmy
An exhibition commemorating the 80th anniversary
of Emmy Destinn’s death
The exhibition, supported by the National Museum in Prague, Museum Jindřichův Hradec and the Emmy Destinn Foundation in London will remember the greatest Czech diva of all time and her triumphant achievements on all the major world opera and concert stages. The focus will also be on her relationship with Leoš Janáček and Gustav Mahler and her performances in Brno and southern Moravia. No less interesting will be a look into her private life – through photographs, correspondence and personal possessions.
In addition to the original recordings and film documents, authentic exhibits on loan from the National Museum in Prague, Museum Jindřichův Hradec and the Emmy Destinn Foundation in London, will include the painting of the Black Lady of Stráž, castle furnishings, theatrical costumes, caricatures she drew herself, unpublished correspondence, diary, passports and other objects.
‘Christmas with Emmy’ will be on show throughout December, in an Art Nouveau and Art Deco Advent setting.
Tel: +4205 605 972 588
EMMY DESTINN AND OTHER GREAT CZECH SINGERS
TUESDAY 27 APRIL 2010 AT 7PM
To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the great diva’s death, Emmy Destinn Foundation is preparing several events throughout the year. On 27 April 2010 Stanley Henig will give an illustrated talk with recordings, at the Recorded Vocal Art Society.
Professor Henig, a distinguished authority on classical singers and vocal recordings, has been a collector for more than fifty years. He is Secretary and Managing Director of Historic Masters and an Honorary Member of the Royal Northern College of Music. He has written extensively on opera and contributed essays to the “St James Dictionary of Opera”.
RECORDED VOCAL ART SOCIETY
THE SWEDEBORG INSTITUTE HALL
TEL:+44(0) 1245 441661
The entrance fee of £2 includes tea and biscuits.
Registered charity No: 1072071 © Emmy Destinn Foundation 2015