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Composer: Srnka, Miroslav (b. 1975)

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Year of birth1975
NationalityCzech Republic
Period20th century
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Première of a jarring spectacular on ice

Rolando Villazón (Robert Falcon Scott) and Thomas Hampson (Roald Amundsen) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Despite the starriest of casts the première of Miroslav Srnka's double opera South Pole falls behind the expectations created by the media hype, but is celebrated by the audience.
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Meister, Mozart and Martinů with the RSO Wien

Cornelius Meister has long been a champion of young Czech composer Miroslav Srnka, not only as chief conductor of the RSO Wien but also in Heidelberg, where he was Generalmusikdirektor from 2005 until earlier this year.
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