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The ensemble OPERA APERTA was established in 1996 from the initiative of some players of the ensemble for contemporary music VENI ensemble as chamber orchestra for the music of classicistic-romantic tradition and 20th century. Its perspective instrumentation presupposes the appearance of a string quartet, piano, flute and clarinet. This definition opens up space and variability for realization of the plan of the ensemble: to form individual programs by differently defined parallel or vice versa counter-positions that create a dramaturgical bond of performed compositions. The realization of this idea is a long-term project, which aims to grasp and understand the European musical heritage from the perspective of the end of the 20th century.


Bibliography

  • Puškášová, Melánia: Idea Konvergencií žije
    2004 2004/10, p. 17
  • Puškášová, Meška: Prvý vydavateľský koncert, alebo...
    2000 2000/6, p. 22
  • Fulka, Vladimír: Galéria hudby v Nitre
    2012 2012/5, p. 7
  • Kolář, Robert: Konvergencie. Nočný koncert
    2008 XL, 2008/10, p. 5

Discography

  • Photo: »Martin Burlas End of Season« »MARTIN BURLAS END OF SEASON«
    2005 CD – Millenium Records & Publishing 834035-2
    1. Martin Burlas: Senseless Shiver
      OPERA APERTA ensemble
    2. Martin Burlas: Accessories > Entertainment
      Katarína Černá-Zajacová (vc), Nora Skuta (pf)
    3. Martin Burlas: Posttraumatic Syndrome
      Solamente naturali, Miloš Valent (bvn), Peter Michálik (bvn), Peter Vrbinčík (bvl), Michaela Čibová (bvc)
    4. Martin Burlas: Nebeltag
      Mária Henselová (ms), Daniel Buranovský (pf), Solamente naturali
    5. Martin Burlas: Hymn for Unresponsives
      OPERA APERTA ensemble
    6. Martin Burlas: Two Fellows
      Stanislav Beňačka, jr. (b), Daniel Buranovský (pf), Solamente naturali
    7. Martin Burlas: End of Season
      Solamente naturali
    8. Martin Burlas: Offertorium
      Musica aeterna
  • Photo: opera aperta ensemble - post-minimal set OPERA APERTA ENSEMBLE - POST-MINIMAL SET
    2002 CD – Institute of Media OF 0002 2 331
    1. : Straight Lines in Broken Times
      OPERA APERTA ensemble, Ronald Šebesta (cl), Ivana Pristašová (vn), Nora Skuta (pf)
    2. Martin Burlas: 13
      OPERA APERTA ensemble, Ronald Šebesta (cl), Ivana Pristašová (vn), Peter Šesták (vl), Jozef Lupták (vc)
    3. Peter Zagar: Blumenthal Dance No. 2
      OPERA APERTA ensemble, Ronald Šebesta (cl), Ivana Pristašová (vn), Peter Šesták (vl), Jozef Lupták (vc), Nora Skuta (pf)
    4. : Harmonium #5
      OPERA APERTA ensemble, Ivana Pristašová (vn), Peter Šesták (vl), Jozef Lupták (vc)
    5. Daniel Matej: Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten seyn
      OPERA APERTA ensemble, Ronald Šebesta (cl), Ivana Pristašová (vn), Peter Šesták (vl), Jozef Lupták (vc), Nora Skuta (pf)
    6. : Bryndzové halušky
      OPERA APERTA ensemble, Ronald Šebesta (cl), Ivana Pristašová (vn), Peter Šesták (vl), Jozef Lupták (vc)
    7. : B – A – C – H
      OPERA APERTA ensemble, Ronald Šebesta (clb), Peter Šesták (vl), Nora Skuta (sth)
    8. Marek Piacek: Recitativo e canzonetta
      OPERA APERTA ensemble, Nora Skuta (pf)
  • Photo: Peter Zagar: Apocalypsis PETER ZAGAR: APOCALYPSIS
    1999 CD – Slovart Records SR 0032
    1. Peter Zagar: Music For Video
      VENI ensemble, Anton Popovič (dir.)
    2. Peter Zagar: Trio
      OPERA APERTA ensemble
    3. Peter Zagar: Four Pieces
      Bratislava Chamber Soloists, Anton Popovič (dir.)
    4. Peter Zagar: Quintet
      OPERA APERTA ensemble
    5. Peter Zagar: Apocalypsis Iohannis
      Jana Pastorková (s), Petra Noskaiová (ms), Camerata Bratislava, Jan Rozehnal (zbm.), Bratislava Chamber Soloists, Anton Popovič (dir.)

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Martin Burlas: Hymn for Unresponsives
    for clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano
    16 Sep
    2004
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: OPERA APERTA ensemble
  • Ľubomír Burgr: Outside Of The Picture
    9 Nov
    2003
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: OPERA APERTA ensemble
  • Marián Lejava: Opera Aperta Quintet
    9 Nov
    2003
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Mirror Hall of the Primate's Palace, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: OPERA APERTA ensemble, Ivana Pristašová (vn), Peter Šesták (vl), Ján Slávik (vc), Ronald Šebesta (cl), Nora Skuta (pf)
  • Marián Lejava: veni's marchin'on (an anthem)
    Wop. 10
    5 Dec
    2002
    First performances in Slovakia
    Evenings of New Music, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: VENI ensemble, OPERA APERTA ensemble
  • Ľubomír Burgr: A Scream in the Darkness
    5 Dec
    2002
    First performances in Slovakia
    Evenings of New Music, SK
    PERFORMERS: VENI ensemble, OPERA APERTA ensemble
  • Martin Burlas: Pleasure Till Death
    for flute, clarinet, electric guitar, accordion, synthesizer, piano, viola
    5 Dec
    2002
    First performances in Slovakia
    Evenings of New Music, SK
    PERFORMERS: VENI ensemble, OPERA APERTA ensemble
  • Tomáš Boroš: B-A-C-H
    for quintet
    11 Jun
    2000
    First performances in Slovakia
    Evenings of New Music, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: OPERA APERTA ensemble
  • Jevgenij Iršai: BACH-ACH-CH-CHA-CHAOS
    for violin, viola, cello and piano
    11 Jun
    2000
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: OPERA APERTA ensemble
  • Daniel Matej: Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten seyn (Auch „Three-in-One“ No. 2)
    Choral prelude for piano, clarinet, violin, viola and cello
    30 Apr
    2000
    First performances in Slovakia
    Mirbach Palace, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: OPERA APERTA ensemble
    Premiere of the version for cello, clarinet, violin, viola and cello.
  • Peter Zagar: Blumenthal Dance No. 2
    11 Nov
    1999
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: OPERA APERTA ensemble
  • Daniel Matej: Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten seyn (Auch „Three-in-One“ No. 2)
    Choral prelude for piano, clarinet, violin, viola and cello
    11 Nov
    1999
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Moyzes Hall, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: OPERA APERTA ensemble, Ivana Pristašová (vn), Peter Šesták (vl), Jozef Lupták (vc)
    Premiere of the version for violin, viola and cello.
  • Martin Burlas: Senseless Shiver
    11 Nov
    1999
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Moyzes Hall, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Vladimír Zboroň (spk), OPERA APERTA ensemble, Ivana Pristašová (vn), Peter Šesták (vl), Ronald Šebesta (cl), Jozef Lupták (vc), Nora Skuta (pf)
  • Juraj Beneš: Chanson triste
    for violin, clarinet, cello and piano
    10 Nov
    1997
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Moyzes Hall, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: OPERA APERTA ensemble, Ivana Pristašová (vn), Ronald Šebesta (cl), Jozef Lupták (vc), Nora Skuta (pf)
  • First performances abroad
  • Boško Milaković: Losing My Religion
    5 Dec
    2002
    First performances abroad
    Praha, CZ
    PERFORMERS: VENI ensemble, OPERA APERTA ensemble, Marián Lejava (dir.)
  • Vladimír Godár: Variazioni facili (Simple Variations)
    17 Nov
    2001
    First performances abroad
    Marathon of contemporary music, Prague, CZ
    PERFORMERS: OPERA APERTA ensemble, Ivana Pristašová (vn), Jozef Lupták (vc), Nora Skuta (pf)

Gallery

  • Photo: Opera Aperta 2000 Opera Aperta

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
    Author: Pavel Kastl
  • Photo: Opera Aperta 2000 Opera Aperta

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
  • Photo: Opera Aperta 2000 Opera Aperta

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
  • Photo: Opera Aperta 2000 Opera Aperta

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
  • Photo: Opera Aperta 2000 Opera Aperta

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia

Contact:
Ronald Šebesta
Vajnorská 27
931 03 Bratislava 1



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