Robert Hugo

Graduated from the Faculty of Science of the Charles University in Prague, and also from the Department of Music Theory of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where he also studied organ with Milan Šlechta. In the 1992-1993 season he worked as a conductor for the National Theatre in Brno. In 1992 he founded his own ensemble, Capella Regia Praha. As a musician, conductor and music theoretician he specialises in Bohemian and South German Baroque music; he prepared a number of modern premieres, such as a reconstruction of a Baroque opera dealing with the foundation of Prague, or CDs of music by J. D. Zelenka and A. Michna. In 1998 he recorded, for Deutsche Gramophon, the Czech Christmas Mass by the popular Czech Classical composer Jakub Jan Ryba, starring Magdalena Kožená. Robert Hugo teaches at the Hochschule für Kirchenmusik in Görlitz (Germany) and at the Academy of Early Music, department of the Masaryk University in Brno. Currently, he is appointed organist of the Church of the Holy Saviour in Prague, Old Town.

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Capella Regia

About The Class

The choir class will perform on Friday within a concert of sacred music and on Saturday as part of the concluding performance in the Castle Riding Hall.

Suggested Repertoire

Gunther Jacob (1685 – 1734) – Te Deum laudamus – a festive composition written as thanks for Prague healing from plague epidemic in 1714
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643 – 1704) – Les Arts florissants, a chamber opera from 1685 – selection of solo parts

Level Of Skills Required

all levels

Maximum number of students