The Virtuosi Brunensis chamber orchestra was established in 2007 from two of the best known Czech orchestras, the Brno Janáček Theatre Orchestra and the Brno Philharmonic. Under its artistic director Karel Mitáš the orchestra has appeared, among other engagements, at the Bad Hersfeld Opera Festival and at the Rossini in Wildbad Festival, where it has recorded operas including Rossini’s Otello, L’Italiana in Algeri, Semiramide and Guillaume Tell, Vaccaj’s La sposa di Messina and Mercadante’s I briganti for Naxos. Under the name Musica Figuralis the ensemble also gives Bach concerts on historical instruments conducted by Siegfried Heinrich.


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