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bass voice

: musicsack.com PersonFMTDetail.cfm?PersonPK 100102879 accessdate January 22 2011 was a Czech (Czech people) operatic bass (bass (voice type)) who had a lengthy career at the Estates Theatre in Prague from 1827 until his retirement in 1858. While there he portrayed more than 253 roles in over 3,230 performances. He is best remembered today's as the first interpreter of the Czech (Czech Republic) national anthem, "Kde domov můj?" (Where is my home?) which he


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and was completed in July 2005. Bohumín is one of the most important railway junctions in the Czech Republic. There are lines in the directions of Ostrava ( - Břeclav - Vienna - Olomouc - Prague), Petrovice u Karviné ( - Katowice), (both built by the Northern Railway (Austria


historic complex

. thumb 220px East entrance of the Clementinum (Image:Prague clementinum entrance.jpg) The '''Clementinum''' (''Klementinum'' in Czech (Czech language)) is a historic complex of buildings in Prague. Until recently the complex hosted the National, University and Technical libraries, the City Library also being located nearby on Mariánské Náměstí. The Technical library and the Municipal library have moved to the Prague National Technical Library at Technická 6 since 2009. ref>


guest performances

of letting Oradea Cathedral having patronal festival rights. Same as only two Basilica had at that time in Europe: St Mark's Basilica from Venice and Santa Maria Portiuncula from Assisi Kundlák provides the regular guest performances in Prague (Czech Rep.). In the National Theatre he sang the main role in the opera Montezuma (L. Ferrero), in their world premiere. Kundlák sings also at the Prague State Opera house, where he features the Verdi's Traviata and Rigoletto


called radical

of the Isonzo , where he was seriously injured. After the war, he continued his studies in Prague, graduating in 1921. The same year, he moved to Ljubljana, then part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, where he practiced law. thumb left 210px Interior of Vierzehnheiligen (File:Vierzehnheiligen-Basilika3-Asio.JPG) church in Bavaria However, the Catholic South also received influences from other sources, such as the so-called ''radical Baroque'' of Bohemia. The radical Baroque of Christoph Dientzenhofer and his son Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer, both residing at Prague, was inspired by examples from northern Italy, particularly by the works of Guarino Guarini. It is characterized by the curvature of walls and intersection of oval spaces. While some Bohemian influence is visible in Bavaria's most prominent architect of the period, Johann Michael Fischer (the curved balconies of some of his earlier wall-pillar churches), the works of Balthasar Neumann, in particular the Basilica of the Vierzehnheiligen, are generally considered to be the final synthesis of Bohemian and German traditions. Medieval Europe Equestrian statues were not very frequent in the Middle ages. Nevertheless, there are some examples, like the Bamberg Horseman (German: ''Der Bamberger Reiter''), located in Bamberg Cathedral. Another example is the ''Magdeburg Reiter'', in the city of Magdeburg, that depicts Emperor Otto I. There are a few roughly half-size statues of ''Saint George and the Dragon'', including a famous one in Prague. The Scaliger Tombs in Verona include Gothic statues at less than lifesize. A well-known small bronze in Paris may be a contemporary portrait of Charlemagne, although its date and subject are uncertain. The Tupolev Tu-134 operated the Moscow and Istanbul flights more often when the second Airbus left the fleet. In the past Air Moldova chartered a Cirrus Airlines Boeing 737-500 (Boeing 737), the Moldavian Airlines Fokker 100, a Bulgarian Air VIA A320 (Airbus A320 family), Jet Tran Air MD81 82s (McDonnell Douglas MD-80) and a Khors Air M82 (McDonnell Douglas MD-80) as a replacement. The Yak-40 replaced the Embraer EMB-120 (EMBRAER EMB 120 Brasilia) (e.g. to Prague or Vienna) when that aircraft was in maintenance. Additional stories in the cycle include the novel ''Malafrena'' (1979), set in the Orsinia of the 1820s; the Borges-like story "Two Delays on the Northern Line" (1979, anthologized in ''The Compass Rose'' 1982), containing two tangentially linked episodes of uncertain date; and "Unlocking the Air" (1990, anthologized in ''Unlocking the Air and Other Stories'' 1996). Of uncertain status is "The Diary of the Rose" (1976, anthologized in ''The Compass Rose'' 1982) which, despite the presence of several names in the Orsinian style (including one, ''Sorde'', which also appears in ''Malafrena'') abandons the realism of the other stories in favor of a science fiction premise (explored for its personal and political implications) and never explicitly states the place or time where it takes place (at one point "the twentieth century" is spoken of in an apparent past tense). The last-named story extends Orsinian history to the time of the downfall of Communism in Orsinia – and the rest of Eastern Europe – in the winter of 1989. A central theme in the story: demonstrators shaking keys to "unlock the air," was seen in the demonstrations of 1989. "Today, at exactly noon in Prague, people flooded into the streets around Wenceslas Square, the central shopping thoroughfare, rattling key chains and tinkling tiny bells. The jingling of keys, acts symbolizing the opening of hitherto locked doors, has become a common gesture in the wave of demonstrations.... On Jungmanova Square, Mr. Havel (Václav Havel) himself stood beaming broadly on the balcony of a building.... He lustily jingled a bunch of keys." John Tagliabue, "Upheaval in the East; From All Czechoslovakia, a Joyful Noise," ''The New York Times'', Dec. 12, 1989. primate Metr. Christopher (Christopher (Pulets) of Prague) headquarters Prague, Czech Republic Prešov, Slovakia territory Czech Republic and Slovakia Administration After the Czech and Slovak Republics separated into independent republics (Dissolution of Czechoslovakia) in 1993, activity continued in each country as separate legal entities: in the Czech Republic as the '''Orthodox Church in the Czech Lands''' and in the Slovak Republic as the '''Orthodox Church in Slovakia''', but canonical unity was maintained as the '''Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia'''. The church is now organized into four eparchies (eparchy) divided into two administrative centers: the Metropolitan Council for the Czech Republic resident in Prague and the Metropolitan Council for the Slovak Republic in Prešov. Under the Council of the Czech Lands (Prague) are the eparchies of Prague and Olomouc-Brno, while the eparchies of Prešov and Michalovce are under the Council of Slovakia (Prešov). Administration After the Czech and Slovak Republics separated into independent republics (Dissolution of Czechoslovakia) in 1993, activity continued in each country as separate legal entities: in the Czech Republic as the '''Orthodox Church in the Czech Lands''' and in the Slovak Republic as the '''Orthodox Church in Slovakia''', but canonical unity was maintained as the '''Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia'''. The church is now organized into four eparchies (eparchy) divided into two administrative centers: the Metropolitan Council for the Czech Republic resident in Prague and the Metropolitan Council for the Slovak Republic in Prešov. Under the Council of the Czech Lands (Prague) are the eparchies of Prague and Olomouc-Brno, while the eparchies of Prešov and Michalovce are under the Council of Slovakia (Prešov). Arcdioceses and Archbishops *Archdiocese of Prague and Czech Lands : Christopher (Pulec) (2000-), Metropolitan of Czech Lands and Slovakia (2006-) *Archdiocese of Prešov and Slovakia : John (Jan) Holonic (2006-) Travels in Germany and early political works From 1838–1840, he attended the (Protestant) University of Halle (Halle, Saxony-Anhalt) in Germany, where he studied linguistics, history and philosophy. He was influenced by the works of the German philosophers Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Johann Gottfried Herder. Also during this period, his poetic cycle ''Dumky večerní'' ("Evening thoughts" written in Czech) was published in the Czech journal ''Květy''. He left Pressburg for Halle in September 1838. On his way to Halle, he spent more than one month in Prague surrounded by Czech patriots. In the spring of 1839, Štúr made a long journey to the Upper and Lower Lusatia in Germany (inhabited by Slavs) and got in touch with the Slavs there. He wrote the short travelogue ''Cesta do Lužic vykonaná na jar 1839'' ("A journey to Lusatia made in the spring of 1839"), written in Czech and published in the Czech journal ''Časopis českého musea''. * CrimethInc. International * IdeozloCin - based in Prague, Czech Republic * Guerrilla Latina CrimethInc. right thumb 250px Live in Netherlands, 2004 (Image:Therion0136.jpg) After the tour, the band decided to take stock and sort out what they had in terms of music. The seven songs that Johnsson had made had grown to a considerable number, and along with the Niemann brothers' contributions the band discovered they had 55 new songs. The band decided to record and release two albums simultaneously. 171 musicians were used in the recording of the new albums, a 32-member choir was recorded in Prague along with many lead vocalists. The results were the albums ''Lemuria (Lemuria (album))'' and ''Sirius B (Sirius B (album))'', released together in a special twin pack, as well as individually, in 2004. Piotr Wawrzeniuk returned on this album to provide vocals, along with the singer Mats Levén. The international Sliač Airport offers scheduled flights to Prague and charter flights (Charter airline) to other destinations. The Poprad-Tatry Airport is an international airport located just outside the city. Poprad is also the starting point of the Tatra Electric Railway (known in Slovak as ''Tatranská elektrická železnica''), a set of special narrow-gauge trains (trams) connecting the resorts in the High Tatras with each other and with Poprad. Main line trains link Poprad to other destinations in Slovakia and beyond; in particular, there are through trains running from Poprad to Prague in the Czech Republic. It was directed by Václav Vorlíček in co-production between DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme and Barrandov Studios. The story was based on a fairy tale written by Božena Němcová (a Bohemian variation of the classic Cinderella fairytale). Main roles were played by Libuše Šafránková and Pavel Trávníček. The film was shot at the DEFA studios in Babelsberg (Brandenburg), in the Barrandov studios in Prague, and various places in Bohemia in what was then Czechoslovakia, like the Švihov castle in western Bohemia, and the Bohemian Forest, as well the Schloss Moritzburg in Saxony. Besides Saint-Gilles-du-Gard, nineteen other cities bear his name. Cities that possess relics of St. Giles include Saint-Gilles, Toulouse and a multitude of other French cities, Antwerp, Brugge and Tournai in Belgium, Cologne and Bamberg in Germany, Rome and Bologna in Italy, Prague in Czech Republic, and Esztergom in Hungary. The lay Community of Sant'Egidio is named after his church in Rome, Sant'Egidio (Sant'Egidio (church)). Giles is also the patron saint of Edinburgh, Scotland, where St. Giles' Cathedral is a prominent landmark. *Giuseppe Gazzaniga – ''Don Giovanni'' *Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – ''Don Giovanni'' (first performed in Prague in the Estates Theatre, libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte) *Antonio Salieri – ''Tarare (Tarare (opera))'' (libretto by Beaumarchais) *Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – ''Die Zauberflöte'' (''The Magic Flute'') first performed in Vienna (libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder) *Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – ''La clemenza di Tito'' first performed in Prague (Estates Theatre) (libretto by Metastasio) *William Shield – ''The Woodman'' Events * Publication in Prague of Karel Čapek's drama ''R.U.R: Rossum's Universal Robots (R.U.R.)'', introducing the word ''Robot'' to the world. Dmoz:Regional Europe Czech Republic Regions Prague Commons:Category:Prague Wikipedia:Prague


progressive political

conferences, though Kelley was more interested in alchemy than in scrying. Social activism Olatunji was known for making an impassioned speech for social justice before performing in front of a live audience. His progressive (Progressivism) political beliefs are outlined in ''The Beat Of My Drum: An Autobiography'', with a foreword by Joan Baez, (Temple University Press, 2005). He toured the American south with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr and joined King in the march on Washington. When he performed before the United Nations General Assembly, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev took off his shoes and danced. Later, he was one of the first outside performers to perform in Prague at Václav Havel's request. On July 21, 1979, he appeared at the Amandla Festival along with Bob Marley, Dick Gregory, Patti LaBelle and Eddie Palmieri, amongst others. Life Born in Prague, he was working in Paris as a correspondent for Lidové noviny http: www.slovnikceskeliteratury.cz showContent.jsp?docId 816 when Germany occupied Czechoslovakia on March 15, 1939. He returned to Prague briefly for his father's funeral in July of the same year Mucha, 1988 but was able to return to Paris and later joined the newly formed Czech army in Agde. Following the fall of France, Mucha made his way to the United Kingdom, where he joined the Royal Air Force before becoming a war correspondent for the BBC. Zejda, 1994 He returned to Prague in 1945. In 1951 he was arrested by the country's Communist government for alleged espionage, and following the demands of the State Prosecutor for the death penalty, he was ultimately sentenced to hard labor in the Jachymov uranium mines. Released from prison in 1954 due to the efforts of his wife Geraldine, Zejda, 1994 he devoted himself to his writing and to publicizing his father's art. In 1989, following the Velvet Revolution, which brought down the communist regime, he became chairman of the Czech PEN club. Zejda, 1994 He died of cancer in 1991. Commercials In 1996 he shot ''wkw tk 1996@7′55″hk.net (wkw tk 1996@7'55"hk.net)'' for Japanese designer Takeo Kikuchi, starring Tadanobu Asano and Karen Mok; in 1998 he did a commercial for Motorola starring Tadanobu and Faye Wong; Dmoz:Regional Europe Czech Republic Regions Prague Commons:Category:Prague Wikipedia:Prague


music early

of Mozart's son Karl Thomas Mozart, who became a gifted pianist, although he did not pursue a career in music. Early life and the Holocaust The son of Marketa and Karel Brady, and brother of Hana Brady, George Brady lived an ordinary childhood in interwar Czechoslovakia until March 1939, when Nazi Germany took control of Bohemia and Moravia. After that, his Jewish family encountered increasing restrictions and persecution by the German occupiers. By the year 1942, Brady's parents had been separated from their children and sent to prisons and concentration camps. They perished in Auschwitz before the end of the Second World War. George and Hana stayed with an aunt and uncle (the uncle was not Jewish, and thus the couple was a "privileged" mixed marriage (Anti-miscegenation laws#Nazi Germany) and not subject to deportation) for a short time until they too were deported to Theresienstadt, a ghetto-camp not far from Prague, Czechoslovakia where he shared kinderheim L417 with around forty boys including Petr Ginz and Yehuda Bacon. Dmoz:Regional Europe Czech Republic Regions Prague Commons:Category:Prague Wikipedia:Prague


important scenes

of Empress Maria Theresa (Maria Theresa of Austria) and her husband Emperor Franz I Stephan (Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor) on which Moll worked from 1751 to 1772. The life-size imperial pair lie on the tin lid, awakened from their sleep of death by the Trumps of Doom. The two look at each other while a putto behind them holds a garland of stars above them. The reliefs on the sides of the sarcophagus depict important scenes of their lives : the ceremonial entrance in Florence as archduke of Tuscany, his coronation in Frankfurt am Main, his coronation in Prague as King of Bohemia, and the coronation ceremony in Bratislava of Maria Theresia. Of the four corners of the sarcophagus, grieving statues show the crowns and blasons of their most important titles : Holy Roman Empire, Hungary, Bohemia and Jerusalem. thumb left 225px Sarcophagus of emperor Karl VI (detail with the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire (Image:KarlVI.02.jpg)) Bazelli studied at Famu Film School in Prague. Impressed with one of Bazelli’s student films, director Abel Ferrara hired Bazelli to shoot ''China Girl (China Girl (1987 film))'' in New York City. He subsequently filmed ''King of New York'' and ''Body Snatchers (Body Snatchers (1993 film))'' with Ferrara as well. Dmoz:Regional Europe Czech Republic Regions Prague Commons:Category:Prague Wikipedia:Prague


association called

. Variants and reconstructions of T3 cars (usually with low-floor centre sections) continue to be manufactured by Czech tram-builders such as Skoda subsidiary Pars Nova and Pragoimex. The Tatra PCCs are by far the most numerous PCCs in the world. Hockey coach and manager Following the 1930 racing season, the NYC sponsored a senior team in the Ontario Hockey Association called the Toronto National Sea Fleas. Ballard was made business manager. Under coach Harry Watson (ice hockey b. 1898) Harry


popular articles

was known as the author of several textbooks and popular articles. '''Jakub Husník''' (29 March 1837 Vejprnice, near Pilsen (Plzeň) – 26 March 1916 in Prague) was a Czech (Czech people) painter (Painting), art teacher and inventor of the improved photolithography method. thumb Memorial plate in Jindřichův Hradec. (File:Antonín Rezek deska rodný dům.jpg) '''Antonín Rezek''' (13 January 1853 Jindřichův Hradec – 4 February 1909 Prague) was a renowned Czech people

Prague

'''Prague''' ( It is also the historical capital of Bohemia. Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava River, the city is home to about 1.24 million people, while its larger urban zone (Larger Urban Zones) is estimated to have a population of nearly 2 million. title Urban Audit 2004 url http: www.urbanaudit.org DataAccessed.aspx accessdate 20 July 2008 The city has a temperate climate, with warm summers and chilly winters.

Prague has been a political, cultural, and economic centre of central Europe with waxing and waning fortunes during its 1,100-year existence. Founded during the Romanesque (romanesque architecture) and flourishing by the Gothic (Gothic art) and Renaissance eras, Prague was not only the capital of the Czech state, but also the seat of two Holy Roman Emperors and thus also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. It was an important city to the Habsburg Monarchy and its Austro-Hungarian Empire and after World War I became the capital of Czechoslovakia. The city played major roles in the Protestant Reformation, the Thirty Years' War, and in 20th-century history, during both World Wars and the post-war Communist era.

Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th-century Europe. Main attractions include the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square (Old Town Square (Prague)), the Jewish Quarter (Josefov), the Lennon Wall and Petřín hill. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

The city boasts more than ten major museums, along with numerous theatres, galleries, cinemas, and other historical exhibits. A modern public transportation system connects the city. Also, it is home to a wide range of public and private schools, including Charles University (Charles University in Prague) (Univerzita Karlova v Praze ). Prague is classified as an "Alpha-" global city according to GaWC studies, comparable to Vienna, Seoul and Washington, D.C. Its rich history makes it a popular tourist destination, and the city receives more than 4.4 million international visitors annually,

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