Giovanni Octet: Night at the Chateau

Chateau Kotěra,

The garden of the neoclassical castle Chateau Kotěra in the Central Bohemian village of Ratboř will play host to the dulcet tones of Mozart operas adapted by contemporary composers into "tafelmusik" which literally translates as "table music". The Giovanni Octet, comprising Czech National Symphony Orchestra members, evokes the atmosphere of a time when musical delicacies were presented at castles alongside the standard menu.

Chateau Kotěra

Chateau Kotěra offers a 20% discount on accommodation for concert visitors, between June 26 and 29, 2020.
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During the concert snacks will be available in an adjacent park.
The restaurant serves Mediterranean food and a wide range of wines from around the world.


  • Music from Mozart’s operas arranged for Wind Octet 
  • The Marriage of Figaro (arr. Jan Vent)
  • The Magic Flute (arr. Josev Heidenreich)
  • Don Giovanni (arr. Josef Triebensee)


  • Giovanni Octet
  • Jan Kolář, oboe
  • Anna Škreptáčová, oboe
  • Lubomír Legemza, clarinet
  • Dušan Mihely, clarinet
  • Štěpán Rímský, bassoon
  • Petr Němeček, bassoon
  • Jan Vítek, french horn
  • Jaroslav Secký, french horn


Photo: Martin Bank