Live music gets a jump start at Jazz Dock.

Reopening! Thatʼs the good news this week, with venues starting to come back to life. Weʼre a long way from looking at the coronavirus in the rear-view mirror, so most entertainment remains online. But Cirk La Putyka acrobats taking to the air again and the sounds of a big band blasting away at Jazz Dock are reasons enough for celebration.

In the virtual world, thereʼs still a wealth of offerings that would normally be hidden behind a paywall. Major cultural institutions like The Metropolitan Opera and the UKʼs National Theatre are streaming free productions from their archives, and Carnegie Hall is staging a series of live encounters with great musicians. Not included in this weekʼs listings but also worth checking out: the Vienna State Opera, Berlin Philharmonic, and Kennedy Center.

Locally, Prague Spring continues to run a first-rate online festival with a tasty mix of live and archive performances, this week featuring several outstanding soloists. And the Prague Fringe Festival has moved online with a similar mix of live and recorded performances. Find out more about the Fringe program and how to watch it here.

Highlights of the coming week are below. For more details, see our scintillating Events Calendar.


Prague Spring Live
Virtuoso violinist James Ehnes gives an exclusive solo recital for the festival.

White Boy
Electronic hip-hop from one of the countryʼs most innovative young pop artists.


Prague Spring Live
Vienna State Opera star Adam Plachetka sings Schubertʼs moving Winterreise song cycle at the Rudolfinum.

Jazz Dock Big Band
Pragueʼs best jazz club reopens with high-energy horns and a rockinʼ rhythm section.


Prague Spring Live
The peerless Garrick Ohlsson plays Chopin.

The Dark Knight Rises
What better setting for watching the caped crusader in action than under the stars at Strahov?


Prague Spring Live
From Studio 1 in Vinohrady, the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra led by conductor Robert Kružik.

Flying high with La Putyka.

Cirk La Putyka
Pragueʼs nimble contemporary circus troupe gets back in the swing of things with a special cabaret performance.


Prague Spring Encore
A reprise of Jan Bartošʼs performance at the 2019 Rudolf Firkušný Piano Festival.

Live with Carnegie Hall
Star cellist Alisa Weilerstein takes on the cornerstone of the repertoire, Bachʼs cello suites.

This House
The UKʼs National Theatre brings back its wickedly satirical take on British politics.


Prague Spring Live
Harpsichord wizard Mahan Esfahani makes a special guest appearance with PKF – Prague Philharmonia.

Rockin’ out at Fenway: Irish punks and The Boss.

Dropkick Murphys
Howʼs this for an all-star team: The Celtic punk band playing (remotely) with The Boss, Bruce Springsteen.


Kaiser Chiefs
The British indie band raises the roof at Royal Albert Hall.

Fit for royalty: The Kaiser Chiefs

La Sonnambula
You need not be an opera fan to enjoy the bel canto magic of Belliniʼs delightful romantic comedy.

Frank Kuznik
Portal Content Writer / Curator / Editor, CitySpy Network, Czech Republic
Frank Kuznik