Join us in Castle Blatna courtyard at 7 pm on 31 August for an epic musical evening with the Donau Philharmonie Wien Orchestra as they perform beloved musical hits from Hollywood films like Pirates of the Caribbean, Schindler’s List, Forrest Gump, and Star Wars. Pieces by composers as varied as Dvorak, Strauss, Puccini, Bellini, and more will be performed.

The Orchestra was founded in the year 2000 and is made up of soloists and chamber musicians from across Central Europe. The orchestra is conducted by Manfred Mussauer, who studied musicology, clarinet, singing, and conducting in Vienna and Munich. He worked as an assistant with conductors such as Herbert von Karajan, James Levine and Horst Stein at the Salzburg Festival. Mussauer debuted as a conductor in 1994 with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then, he has worked with orchestras across Central Europe, such as the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Hungarian Symphony Orchestra, Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, Prague Chamber Orchestra, and Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra Ostrava.

As Chief Conductor of the Donau Philharmonie Wien Orchestra, Mussauer has transformed his orchestra into a modern, internationally-renowned orchestra. The Orchestra has recorded over 230 CDs and performed at festivals and in music halls and theatres across Europe and the United States. Castle Blatna is honored to host the Donau Philharmonie Wien this 31 August.

The brilliant Austrian soprano Heidi Manser will accompany the orchestra. Manser studied in Vienna with famous opera singers such as Edith Lienbacher, Walter Berry and Gottfried Hornik. She has performed in major roles in operas by Mozart, Rossini, Weber and more at venues across the world like the Musikverein Wien, in the Wiener Konzerthaus, in the Tonhalle Zurich, at the Calwer Klostersommer and at the Munich Residenzkonzerte.

Tickets can be bought for 200 CZK on the door. We look forward to seeing you there!