National Theatre gala concert and special coin to commemorate 200th anniversary of Smetana

Source: Czech Radio Vltava

Saturday, March 2 marks 200 years since the birth of Bedřich Smetana, one of the most internationally renowned and nationally celebrated Czech composers. Czech Radio is dedicating a weekend of programming to the anniversary, a number of events are taking place around the country, and a special coin has been minted to mark the occasion.

Bedřich Smetana is inextricably linked with the development of Czech classical music and opera, the National Theatre in Prague, and the Czech National Revival itself, and as such is a national icon. So it is only fitting that in 2024, the Year of Czech Music and the 200th anniversary of his birth, a whole host of events be dedicated to him under the slogan Smetana200.

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Author: Anna Fodor, Source:Český rozhlas