Society|Arts & Leisure
Michael Stein|07.12.2011

Guitar great Gary Lucas reconnects with Bohemian roots

American guitarist Gary Lucas has played a striking variety of music — from the avant-garde rock of Captain Beefheart to Chinese pop of the 1930s to collaborations with musical luminaries such as Lou Reed, Nick Cave, Iggy Pop, John Zorn and David Johansen, as well as with his own band, Gods and Monsters. In his latest album, Lucas takes on the pantheon of Czech classical music with a modern touch thrown in.

Arts & Leisure
Michael Stein|31.03.2011

Wagner’s musical Holy Grail at the National Theater

After 97 years without a Prague performance of Richard Wagner’s final opera, “Parsifal” premiered at the National Theater in March, conducted by John Fiore, the music director of the Norwegian Opera & Ballet. Having put on the Ring cycle in 2005 at the National Theater to great acclaim, Fiore considers it an honor to tackle “Parsifal” and talked to Czech Position about the production.