Experience the most beautiful of Dvořák’s arias and melodies interpreted by leading opera soloists and violin virtuosos in the historical 19th-century salon. Rusalka, The Jacobin, Moravian Duets, Biblical Songs, Mazurek and many other unforgettable compositions transport the listener back in time when Dvořák ranked at the top of Czech and American music culture. Would you like to learn more about this famous composer? You are invited to visit the Museum and to toast with a glass of Becherovka.
- Listen to 80 minutes of songs, arias, duets and violin compositions written by Antonín Dvořák, with dialogues in English
- Have an intimate experience with performers and get an up-close look at Dvořák’s musical instruments, scores, and letters.
- All in splendid baroque interior with perfect acoustics of Villa America
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) was one of the great Czech composers of romantic music, his inspiration was drawn from the idioms and melodies of Moravian and Bohemian folk songs.
He composed symphonic, choral and chamber music. His works include the New World Symphony, the Slavonic Dances, the American String Quartet and the Cello Concerto in B minor. He also wrote operas, of which the best known is Rusalka.
Performance takes place in Villa America which was built as a summer palace. For two centuries this magnificent Baroque pleasure house attracted aristocrats to its stylish interiors and well-manicured grounds.
The concert is held in the Music Salon, which holds a wonderful ceiling fresco called "Rise of Apollo" by Jan Ferdinand Schor and an imposing Baroque fireplace. Musicians are dressed in period costumes and the master, Antonín Dvořák, is due to arrive at any moment…
The performance is featured in English and Czech, while the arias are performed in their original language. Multilingual programs are available, the program is about 80 minutes long without interlude.
The palace also hosts the Antonín Dvořák Museum. The museum collects, maintains and displays documents and personal effects chronicling the composer's life and works. Exhibits include sheet music manuscripts, programmes, posters, works of art, and period photographs as well as personal objects and correspondence.
You are invited to visit the Museum and to toast with a glass of Becherovka.
- Ticket for the performance
- Visit to A. Dvořák museum exhibition
- Glass of Becherovka as a welcome drink
Meeting point info
- Villa America – Antonín Dvořák Museum, Ke Karlovu 20, Praha 2, 120 00
Meeting point map
Know before you go
- It is ideal to be on the spot 30 minutes before the start, so you can enjoy glass of Becherovka and see the museum exposition on the ground floor
- Printed program can be bought in several languages for EUR 1 or USD 1 (ENG, GER, FR)
- Cancellation policy for group of 10 people or more may differ from our standard cancellation policy due to high demand
- Children must be accompanied by an adult (18+)
- *ℹ Only valid with student ID (public transport pass) or other document that proves the study (ISIC)
- Not wheelchair accessible