Bizet - Carmen – ballet
A drama of a beautiful and untameable gypsy girl, who inflames the emotions of an ordinary soldier, as well as a famous toreador. A drama of passionate, fateful love. A drama of jealousy, which inevitably leads to the tragic death of the girl, who wished to preserve her freedom and independence. The romantic melodies of Georges Bizet's opera are presented in an arrangement originating from the famous opera and from the suite of the French composer. This classic and world-renowned story is full of romantic entanglements, as well as passionate and hot-blooded emotion. The Prague Theatre Ballet performs, directed by Jiří Pokorný. The production is enhanced by the film projection into the wall of water of the fountain. The choreographer and playwright of the fountain is Miloslav Janíček. 

Cajkovskij - Romeo and Juliet - ballet
A ballet presentation of the famous story of the Verona lovers, whose love is frustrated by the hatred of their feuding families. This time to the music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: with his fantasy – the symphonic prelude of Romeo and Juliet, and with the first phrase of his emotive sixth symphony, entitled “Pathetique”. The death of the lovers is accompanied by music originally linked to the end of another, no less absorbing tale of love: the death of Isolde from Richard Wagner's opera. And the story of the feuding Montagues and Capulets is played out once again before audiences of Křižík's fountain, presenting the sorrowful and at the same time unsurpassable tale of Romeo and Juliet, the descendents of powerful families. We can thus once again enjoy the most famous story of love and tragedy in an unforgettable production for Křižík's fountain. The choreographer and playwright of the fountain is Miroslav Janícek, with performance by the Prague Theatre Ballet directed by Jiří Pokorný. 

Cajkovskij - Swan Lake - ballet
The evil wizard Rothbart casts a spell on the beautiful Odette, turning her into a swan – and only true love can break the spell. Hope arrives in the form of prince Siegfried, who swears never to betray her – the next day however he chooses the fiery Odile as his bride. At the end though it is the evil wizard who is defeated, when Siegfried gives his life for Odette so that they can be together eternally at least in death and save other girls who have been turned into swans. This tale of the great power of love was given musical accompaniment in the romantic melodies of P.I. Tchaikovsky: on a moonlit night an enchanted prince dances with the beautiful Odette, at the ball a Spanish dance, a tarantella, a csardas and a mazurka can be heard. The magnificent scenes are alternated by tender dances of love and sorrow. Probably the most romantic of Tchaikovsky's works, which is ever popular not only amongst visitors to Křižík's fountain, this has been brought into this unique environment by the choreographer and playwright Miloslav Janíček, and is performed by the Prague Theatre Ballet, directed by Jiří Pokorný. The production is enhanced by the film projection into the wall of water of the fountain.  

Cajkovskij - The Nutcracker - ballet
One of the most beautiful ballet stories – the Nutcracker. The fairytale beings of the Prince and the Mouse King, as well as Clara, a good-hearted and courageous girl, are brought to life in the superb music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The ballet was based upon the story by E.T.A. Hoffman. In a small town guests meet over the Christmas holidays. The children eagerly await the moment when they shall finally see the Christmas tree with their gifts. The anticipated moment arrives and the view of a decorated tree opens up before everyone. Under the tree little Clara finds a present from her godfather – a toy nutcracker, which easily cracks open nuts. In the disguise of a conjurer the mysterious godfather of Clara and Fritz arrives, and the children are enchanted by his ability to bring their toys to life and create entertainment for them... and this classic performance certainly provides entertainment. The choreographer and playwright of the fountain is Miloslav Janíček, and the ballet is performed by the Prague Theatre Ballet, directed by Jiří Pokorný. The production is enhanced by the film projection into the wall of water of the fountain.  

Exotic Night
Exotic Night This production was first showcased in 2006, and not only does it marry the unique play of water, light and music offered by Křižík’s Fountain, but it also brings exotic rhythms, beautiful dancers and a southern atmosphere to its spaces. In 2014 it is returning in a new version with extra projections on the water wall and completely new choreography directed by Jiří Pokorný (Thalia award winner) and with Plzen’s J K Tyl Theatre’s leading dancers. Enjoy with us this lively wave of rhythms which appear to come from the glowing sun itself, from the regions where this captivating music originates. We’ll be visiting the most exotic dance and music climes of the Earth: we’ll become a part of the rituals of sultry Africa, the wedding rituals of romantic Oceania, Latin America unleashed in the Rio carnival. Let our fiery dancers carry you away to the tropics, bathed in sunlight and the aroma of sea air, let yourself drift away to the dance, rhythm and unending energy which gushes from every second of this fully-charged performance. Enjoy with us a hot summer romance, which will take you from Prague to the most beautiful corners of the world.  

Notre Dame de Paris
An original Czech musical on motives of the Victor Hugo novel about disfigured bell ringer with a beautiful, clean soul, about courage to stand against cruelty and oppression, about real values in human life. The Krizik’s Fountain comes back to life in perverse nobility merrymaking and whirls of wretches and thieves wandering through the streets of Paris. The fates of the bell ringer Quasimodo, judge Froll and captain Phoebe, who all love beautiful and temperamental gypsy Esmeralda, are intertwined here. 

The best of the dance musical fountains 2000-2015
The Musical Mystery on the Fountain With this special anniversary performance, Orfeus wants to celebrate and remember all the musical pieces which have been showcased here over the years. Over the twenty years this European first uniting water, light, video projection and live ballet performances at Křižik’s Fountain has been going, it has achieved a completely new dimension. Over this period, Orfeus has showcased many original ballet musicals, some of which have become coveted and popular hits soon after their performances, and many of which the Fountain’s programme of shows could hardly be imagined without. Top of the list is the fairytale performance for all generations, The Little Mermaid, which was originally premiered in 2000. The turn of the millennium brought this beautiful and well-known tale from the collection of H C Anderson and tells the story of the unrequited love of a tender and innocent mermaid for a prince. A year after this now legendary musical performance came about, another original performance had its premier – Notre Dame de Paris. This tells the no less famous story of the fate of the courageous bell-ringer, Quasimodo, whose only soulmate is gypsy dancer, Esmeralda. The story which reveals the truth of who is truly human and beautiful and who is truly monstrous and nasty, has gained popularity amongst all generations of audience of the years. Another ballet musical project for the Fountain was the legend of the death of a civilisation, the death of the mythical kingdom of Atlantis. In 2010, the story of Tristan and Isolde was showcased for the first time, telling a timeless story of true love which has to overcome all the obstacles in its way to be fulfilled. In this unique production, you have the opportunity to enjoy the best bits of each performance and choose that which is closest to your heart. Leading ballet artists from the J K Tyl Theatre in Plzeň bring great performances to the characters under the direction of multiple Thalia award winner, director and choreographer, Jiří Pokorný. For all the original performances, the author of the music, conductor and recordings and Fountain choreographer is Miloslav Janíček, and the author of the dialogues and lyrics is Ivan Hladík.  

The Little Mermaid
The original Czech musical on the motives of the H. Ch. Andersen story. This is a romantic story from the undersea world and fairy kingdom. From sea waves comes a tender, loving little mermaid to conquer a human heart - the heart of a beautiful prince. Despite warning from her sister and father, who do not trust flirtatious and unsettled humans, she forgoes her voice and mute goes after her love. The prince finds an enchanting friend in the romantic maiden, but immediately after this he headlong falls in love with a beautiful and sensuous princess from southern lands. He forgets about the whole world because of her - including his little mermaid, whose fate is thus sealed. She refuses to destroy her lover, meekly sacrifices herself for his fortune and vanishes in sea foam. 

Tristan and Isolde
Many believe that this story actually took place…. This romantic story tells the tale of Tristan and Isolde, whose love has survived through the ages in legends. According to the ancient Celtic legend the young warrior Tristan is immeasurably devoted to his uncle Marke. He obtains the beautiful Isolde for his uncle, but then his heart is broken because of her. The betrayal of Melot, Tristan's best friend, reveals their love... This tragic epos of immortal love, betrayal, hatred, sorrow and death is elaborated and filmed on the theme of a medieval Breton poem and music by Miloslav Janíček, with the texts of the songs and dialogues written by Ivan Hladík. The Prague Theatre Ballet performs to the original musical recording. The production is enhanced by the film projection into the wall of water of the fountain. 

Disney's Magical World of  Fairytales
Whatever your age, there is surely no-one on Earth who does not picture a magical fairytale world when they hear the name of Walt Disney. This American film producer, director and screenwriter is synonymous with children’s and adults’ smiles. Following in his footsteps are producers who have brought the world stories such as The Lion King, Frozen, Cinderella, Pocahontas, Snow White and Tangled, and especially the stories of Mickey Mouse and many more… A colourful world full of joy, beauty, good, magic and the radiant faces of children will sound out as if by the shake of a magic wand at Křižík’s Fountain, where the magic of fairytale characters will awaken the fantasy of not just the youngest spectators.… 

 Once Upon a Time ..( Ennio Morricone )
Selection of the best-known film music westerns and soundtracks brilliant composer and conductor Ennio Morricone. 

Albano Carrisi (Concerto classico)
The popular Italian tenor has sung popular opera arias of Italian composers (Verdi, Puccini, Donizetti) and lent his voice also to the melodies of symphonic works (Tchaikovsky's concert in B minor etc.). Albano Carrisi originates from the southern Italian town of Celino San Marco, where he lives to this day. His mother named him Albano because at the time of his birth his father was fighting in the Italian army in Albania. His incredible voice in the environment of Křižík's fountain not only plays the jets of Křižík's fountain like strings, but also stirs up emotions in the hearts of audiences. Summer evenings in Prague in connection with this presentation shall rank amongst those experiences which are never forgotten.  

Andrea Bocelli – Romanza
A profile of the blind Italian tenor, who devotes himself to opera singing but also enjoys performing pop music. Evidence of this is his album of ballads, containing hits such as Caruso, Miserere and the duet Time To Say Goodbye with Sarah Brightman. For a long time Andrea Bocelli was unable to make a name for himself as a singer and was rejected by record labels. He made his living as a bar pianist and singer. His break came in 1992, when the rock star Zucchero offered him the chance to record a demo singing “Miserere” in a duet with him. The recording impressed Luciano Pavarotti himself, who expressed his admiration of the Bocelli's singing. He couldn't believe that this was only a bar singer and pianist playing locally. Now audiences again have the opportunity to be enchanted by his voice, and perhaps also dream a little whilst enjoying the performance at Křižík's fountain. 

Antonín Dvořák – Slavonic Dances
Slavonic Dances stood at the beginning of Dvořák's international fame – and to this day the fiery symphonic stylisation of songs and dance of various Slavic nations ranks amongst the popular works of one of the greatest Czech composers. Antonín Dvořák was one of the most distinguished musical composers of all time and internationally the most celebrated and performed Czech composer. His symphonic opuses rank amongst the international classics and are a standard component of all the prestigious productions of symphonic music. To this day the strength of his melodic invention captivates experts and laymen, and astonished his musical contemporaries (Brahms's statement: “Dvořák's themes for his secondary ideas would quite suffice for my main ideas…”). In the past audiences have been able to admire Dvořák's Rusalka at Křižík's fountain. The performance is enhanced by the film projection into the wall of water of the fountain. 

Antonín Dvořák – Symphony no. 9: From the New World
Dvořák's final, ninth symphony ranks amongst the most distinguished jewels of musical history. For over a century it has been heard on concert podiums throughout the world, performed by the most accomplished orchestras, and in terms of the number of recordings occupies one of the leading positions worldwide. The symphony was symbolically played also on the occasion of the first man on the moon. It was first performed in Carnegie Hall in New York, where Dvořák worked as the director of the National Conservatory from 1892-1895. This is the first work which he composed in America, and which reflects the discovery of a new world (as well as pining for his homeland). It was indisputably inspired by black American folklore (although in the trio of scherzos rural Czech music and the cooing of doves can also be heard). The symphony can be considered to be a thematic work: an accommodation with the enticing voice of America. 

Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons
This cycle of concerts for violin and orchestra is the most celebrated work of the Italian baroque composer. The master's violin sings out the tune of summer at the fountain. The Four Seasons, the 1st to 4th violin concert of Antonio Vivaldi probably originate from 1725. It is divided into four parts, the sonnets spring, summer, autumn and winter. In this Vivaldi describes the course of the whole year. Each season is composed of a number of phrases: spring (birds, creeks, pastoral idyll, rural dance), summer (Zephyr, Boreas, calm, mosquitoes, storm, tempest), autumn (dance, harvest, drunken sleep, hunt, flight), winter (cold, wind, rain, fireplace, on ice). This synonym for Vivaldi's work gains an entirely new character and nuance in connection with the dance of water and lights of Křižík's fountain. 

Beauty and the Beast, Maleficent and the selection....
Set out with us to a land of creatures who visit us in our dreams and in stories of old. Let us together enjoy the melodies of the masters of movie tracks which accompany our retelling of children’s books, including those for older children. In recent years, cinema screens worldwide have been reshowing traditional stories retold and accompanied by music which enhances their enchanting atmosphere. Maleficent, Red Riding Hood, Snow White and the Huntsman, Jack and the Giant Slayer and Beauty and the Beast are all adventures which have been reimagined a hundred times by different authors. At Křižík’s Fountain these stories are told with unforgettable music composed by the best movie soundtrack authors - Pierre Adenot, James Newton Howard, John Ottman, Brian Reitzell, Alex Heffes and others. The fusion of epic compositions with the opportunities offered by Křižík’s Fountain will transform all your evenings into a stroll through an enchanting world of fairytales in which you are never too old.  

Bedřich Smetana - My Country
This cycle of six symphonic poems is one of the great patriotic manifestos, combining the idea of homeland, nation and glory. The programmatic composition is based on Czech myths and celebrates the Czech history, landscape and people – and foresees a glorious future of the Czech nation. At Křižík's fountain you can take in 3 selected poems – Vyšehrad, the mythical seat of the Czech princes and kings, is presented in its former glory and heyday, as well as in its decline in an age of wars and disputes. Vltava: two rivulets joining together into a river flowing through the Czech landscape, passing by a forest hunting ground, a wedding ceremony and a night-time dance of water nymphs; beyond the midsummer currents it flows beneath Vyšehrad and is disappears into the distance. From Czech plains and groves: a depiction of the charming Czech landscape – meadows, forests, singing birds, celebrations brought to life in the rhythm of a polka.  

C´est La Vie (Beyoncé,Goulding,Cyrus,Aguilera,Khaleda)
C'est la vie This first new show from the 2014 season will have you shaking your sides and you’ll find yourself more than once tapping out the beating rhythms of the selected pieces which are part of the ‘C’est la vie’ performance. This production got its name from one of the songs of Algerian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Khaled (full name Khaled Hadj Ibrahim). His main focus is the Arabic folk music style known as Raï, but his repertoire also includes jazz, blues and pop. He has become so popular that he is now known as the ‘King of RaÏ’. He plays the acoustic guitar, banjo, violin, harmonica, accordion and synthesizer. Along with Khaled, you will also hear a number of mainstream stars in this production, stars whose popularity has long extended beyond the border of their home countries. One of these is American singer, actor, producer, songwriter, fashion designer and holder of 17 prestigious Grammy awards, Beyoncé. During her career, she has succeeded in selling more than 75 million records and deservedly ranks amongst the best-selling artists of all time. Her opposite in terms of genre is Ellie Goulding, an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. She is famed mainly due to her success in the BBC Sound of 2010 poll and winning the Critics’ Award at the BRIT Awards. The next part of the jigsaw is the American actor and singer-songwriter famed mainly due to her performance in the ‘Hannah Montana’ series, Miley Cyrus. Not only is this girl no longer the face of the Disney Channel, but her style has moved closer to current trends in popular music and Miley has gained huge numbers of admirers. The set is completed by a trio of stars, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga and Pitbull, whose music projects are amongst the most in demand and most popular each year. All these will be coming alive through their hits in unique combination with the Křižik’s Fountain effects to light up the eyes and souls of visitors through the sounds of their songs. As for all other performances, this performance is complemented by a projection on the water surface.  

Dancefloor (Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Pitbull...)
Another of this seasons new performances, which complements our range of programmes for our younger visitors and all those who enjoy modern music. Some of the artists whose hits have taken on a new form in Křížík’s Fountain’s unique water and light show include, e.g. Sean John Combs, a.k.a. Puff Daddy, now simply known as Diddy, American rapper, dancer, actor, music producer and fashion label founder. He is a triple Grammy Award winner, and according to Forbes magazine, the richest hip-hop artist. Not to be missed out from this kind of programme is a singer who has long been known as the ‘Princess of Pop’, and who has managed to put her scandals firmly behind her and return to the centre stage. Britney Spears, full name Britney Jean Spears, is an American pop singer, Grammy and MTV Video Music Awards winner, song-writer and actress. In early 2013, she officially confirmed that she is working on her eighth studio album, which should come out this autumn. Confirmed for Team Britney are producers such as Hit Boy, Eliah Blake, Ina Wrolsden, Darkchild, Danja and will.i.am. Due to work on her new album, she has decided not to be in the panel for the new American X-Factor series. Some of the others to get you moving on the dancefloor include Christina Perri, Taio Cruz, Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, and the very popular Pitbull, an American rapper who was born on 15 January 1981 in Miami, Florida. After a number of hits, he released the single ‘Give Me Everything’, featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer as a taster for his new album, Planet Pit. Shortly after it was released, he released ‘Rain Over Me’, which you will also hear and in which Pitbull works with Marc Anthony. This single spent a long time on the top of record chards worldwide. And we can’t leave out his other megahit, ‘On The Floor’, recorded with the beautiful and talented Jennifer Lopez, known for her popular concert tours.  

Dracula Untold (by Ramin Djawadi)
Before he became Dracula, he was Vlad III, the ruler of a small country called Transylvania which cowered in the shade of the powerful Ottoman Empire. He well knew that any resistance to his powerful neighbour would mean his end. But when the Sultan ‘asks’ him to send a thousand boys including his own son as fresh recruits for the army, he decides to disobey. In order to defeat evil and avert the inevitable, he joins up with a much greater evil. He becomes Dracula. An indestructible demon who can defeat a massive army, and yet who also loses all those his desperate act has protected. Those close to him… A completely new perspective on the world-famous story of Dracula was brought to the silver screen by director, Gary Shore, with charismatic Luke Evans in the title role. Together, they tell of love overcoming personal sacrifice, of fate which wins out even over time. To help their story, master move scorer, Ramin Djawadi of Duisburg, Germany was recruited. He studied at Berklee College of Music , graduating in 1988 with a ‘summa cum laude’ honorary diploma (the highest of three levels used by certain American schools). His talent was noticed by composer, Hans Zimmer, who brought him to the Remote Control Productions studio in Los Angeles. Djawadi wrote a number of scores from the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie, but he subsequently made music totally independently for hits such as Iron Man and Clash of the Titans, and in particular for a number of cult television serials, of which we should at least mention Prison Break (nominated for an Emmy Award), Breakout Kings and especially Game of Thrones. And now, Ramin Djawadi’s music is to be heard in the totally unique environment that is Křižík’s Fountain, where accompanied by water and light effects it will awaken the immortal story of brave Dracula – a count who sold his body and soul for love.  

F. Mercury & M. Caballé – Barcelona
Songs from an album combining two musical worlds: rock and opera. The first singer from the group Queen sang an anthem for the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992, together with a Spanish opera diva; on the album we also find the songs La Japonaise, Ensueno, Golden boy etc. In its time the stark voice of the eccentric hothead Freddie Mercury in connection with the classical singing of the opera singer Montserrat Caballé provided an unforgettable performance. For several seasons this experience has been supported by a unique presentation at Křižík's fountain. The voice of Montserrat Caballé is unforgettable for its purity, precision and power, Freddy Mercury for his range, popularity and stormy life. In connection with Křižík's fountain audiences gain an entirely new experience in the company of these stars. 

Famous themes of romantic concerts
A selection from famous violin, piano and violoncello concerts (Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, Rachmaninov, Grieg). Another combined programme which offers the most enchanting works of international classics. A sensitively balanced performance in which classical music is complemented with a modern production in the unique environment of Křižík's fountain. These universally known and popular melodies provide the soundtrack to a summer evening, evoking Prague of old and guaranteeing a pleasant experience for visitors to the city. The performance is enhanced by the film projection into the wall of water of the fountain. 

Fifty Shades... in music
The film version of this worldwide literary bestseller has been filling cinemas to bursting. But Fifty shades… success is also due to the best interpreters and composers who have breathed life into the film’s music. The first film’s story of passion, attraction and secrets involved chart-topping songs by Annie Lennox, The Weeknd, Sia, Beyoncé, and in particular Ellie Goulding. Anastasia and Christian Grey’s sensual struggles continue in the new sequel in which our heroes stop playing using Grey’s rules, and it also involves loads of new hits. Singers behind the microphone include John Legend, Nick Jonas and Nicky Minaj and once again the popular Sia. And as in Part One, the instrumental music was scored by one of the best film score composers, Danny Elfman. Let the passion flow through your whole body this year in this performance of excitement and entertainment. 

Film music of the 20th century - Armageddon, Titanic...
The best contemporary film music – a selection of music from the films Armageddon, Star Wars, Terminator, X-files, City of Angels, Titanic, Gladiator, Lord of the Rings etc. These are films awarded with several Oscars, which have conquered the silver screen and the hearts of audiences worldwide. And the experience of these films would undoubtedly not have been so powerful if not for their quality soundtracks from the workshops of masters of their craft. Brad Fiedel, Trevor Rabin, Gabriel Yared, as well as Howard Shore, James Horner and others – these are the names of composers who musically bring to life dramatic, tender and moving moments from film hits. Experience your favourite films in an alternative style, with your heart and your eyes, before which Křižík's fountain plays out a whirl of emotions. The presentation is accompanied by film projection into the wall of water of the fountain.  

Gladiator – music from the film
Music from the successful hit film directed by Ridley Scott. The Roman general Maximus (Russel Crowe) has again led his legions to victory on the battlefield. The war is won and now Maximus dreams of home. He wishes no more than to return to his wife and son. Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), the heir to the throne, is jealous of the emperor's patronage of Maximus and orders the execution of Maximus and his family. However although Maximus escapes death by the skin of his teeth, he is heavily wounded and “saved” by slave traders. The path which leads to the fulfilment of Maximus's revenge is to become the greatest hero of the entire empire. This absorbing story, accompanied by dramatic music gains a new dimension thanks to its linkage with the water element and projection onto the water wall. Hans Zimmer, Lisa Gerrard and Klaus Badelt joined forces in creating the music for this film, whilst Enya lent her voice.  

Hans Zimmer (The Da Vinci Code, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean ....)
The Best of Hans Zimmer (The Da Vinci Code, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean ....) 

Il Divo (selection)
Il Divo ("Male diva" in Italian) is an international opera-pop vocal band which records for Sony BMG. Il Diva is made up of four members: Carlos Marín, Urs Bühler, David Miller and Sébastien Izambard. The band has received the Artist of the decade award in the Royal Albert Hall. They also received a number of other awards – for instance for their multi-platinum debut album in 2004. Their other successful albums include „Ancora“, „Siempre“ and „The Promise“. Il Divo remain fully loyal to their artistic mission: to share their passion for music and their belief that music can unite people with the whole world. They now present a non-traditional connection with Krizik's fountain, which will give a new dimension to their work. These evenings will certainly become a strong argument demonstrating that the opera has not been forgotten and can recapture and touch hearts and invoke passion. 

Lady Gaga-Adele, Anthony
Selection of modern hits world famous singers. 

Love and death in film (Troy, King Arthur, Zorro...)
Melodies with which James Horner, Hans Zimmer, Patrick Doyle, Craig Armstrong and others accompanied film hits and celebrated film stories of the 1990s: Romeo and Juliet, Braveheart, The Mask of Zorro, Troy, King Arthur and Frankenstein. From the beginnings of film, film music has played a fundamental role in every cinematic experience. In this presentation also you can experience something more than you are perhaps afforded by the tempo and atmosphere during watching these film hits. Music charged with emotions, itself narrating and penetrating to the hearts of audiences, is now further enhanced by the magic of Křižík's fountain. For a moment each member of the audience can become a hero of the tales which enchanted the world. And it is up to you whether it shall be a story of love, action or suspense. 

Love duet in ballet music (Romeo , Carmen, Spartakus..)
A lovers' duet of the most beautiful and celebrated classical ballets. The clock strikes twelve and Cinderella leaves the ball – but finally her prince finds her. In Swan Lake also the Prince overcomes all adversity to take his beloved Odette in his arms. Meanwhile the remorseless clock measures out time for the lovers whose love is frustrated by family rancour (Romeo and Juliet), for a heroic slave who fights in vain for freedom and the right to choose his own path in life and love (Spartacus), as well as for an untameable gipsy girl who loves but also longs for freedom (Carmen). 

Love stories (Ghost, Pretty woman...)
Tales of unfulfilled love ripped apart by the cruel death of a loved one and the romantic themes of Cinderella, who finds her longed-for prince, continue to attract audiences worldwide. The playwright and choreographer of the fountain Miloslav Janíček has joined the moving, at times sorrowful music of the film hits “Love Stories, Pretty Woman, Ghost...” with the light and water effects of Křižík's fountain, accompanied in the summer months by the dance performances of the Prague Theatre Ballet, directed by Jiří Pokorný. Audiences are offered a unique opportunity to experience their favourite love stories in the unique form of the magic of Křižík's fountain. The production is enhanced by the film projection into the wall of water of the fountain. 

Lovers' time – Connor,Jeanette,4 United,Carey..
Forever unique, forever enchanting – these are the songs in this selection. The groups and singers No Angels, 4 United, Sarah Connor, Mariah Carey, Jeanette, Spice Girls, Kylie Minogue and Nick Cave. Audiences can return in their memories to their first loves, to the time of their youth, stormy adolescence and first broken hearts. This sensitive choice of songs, accompanied by the unique play of water and light of Křižík's fountain awakens even the most clandestine thoughts and feelings, lighting once again the flame of love and first touches. Return with us in the flow of time and experience the moments which your children are now experiencing. Come and once again experience Lovers' Time with us... 

MAMMA MIA with original music recording ABBA
 

Message for you – music from the films Cast Away, Message in a Bottle
One day Theresa Osborne finds a bottle with a message, which has crossed the sea. The message is the confession of an unknown man who is grieving for his dead wife. Similarly Chuck Noland, an engineer with the FedEx company entirely unexpectedly loses his Kelly when he is shipwrecked on a desert island. In one moment we can lose everything we have and it is only then that we discover our desire to confess our innermost to those closest to us, what we feel, love and believe in... Message for you. Audiences can now enjoy the music from the popular films which feature Kevin Costner, Tom Hanks and others in an innovative presentation at Křižik's fountain. In the summer the production is accompanied by dance performances of the Prague Theatre Ballet, directed by Jiří Pokorný. The dramaturgy and choreography of the fountain is created by Miloslav Janíček. The production is enhanced by film projection into the wall of water of the fountain.  

Michael Jackson – Romance
A selection of the most romantic compositions of the controversial king of pop. Michael Jackson came from a family of nine children and began his musical career as a young boy. His first hit was the ballad Got to Be There (1972). He released his first solo album entitled Off the Wall in 1979. After that time his career took off to ever greater heights until the beginning of the new millennium, when he was known more for his scandals. However, when he died in Los Angeles on 25 June 2009 the whole world grieved. And in this presentation of Křižík's fountain we can remember his life's work, for example in the songs Heal the World, Earth Song and many more. The production is enhanced by the film projection into the wall of water of the fountain.  

MY WAY-melancholic melodies of flutes and guitars
Romantic and mystical melodies of famous and lesser-known hits performed by acoustic guitar and pan flutes. 

P.I.Čajkovskij - the best of his symphonies, ballet music, concerts ..
 

Pop Diamonds  (Rihanna ,  One Direction, Pink...)
The real diamonds of pop will grace the rich repertoire of Krizik's fountain with another performance for younger spectators. This is the first of the two new rhythmical new performances, a composed production containing idols of today's teenagers such as "One Direction", the British-Irish boy-band made of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. The appearance of songs by Rihanna and Pink are, of course, also enticing. Rihanna is a star of R&B, reggae, dancehall and dance, and holds five Grammys. In total she is the author of eleven "number-one" hits and, at her age of 23, has become the youngest artist to do so. Pink is an American pop and R&B singer. She is the author of five studio albums and holds three Grammys. 

Queen – Goodbye, Freddie
Immortal ballads – the best compositions of Freddy Mercury, the first pop Star of Indian origin, and his group Queen, which maintained its position at the top for two decades. Mercury died in November 1991. Queen was a legendary British pop-rock group formed in London in 1970. The original line-up of the group was guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, who were joined a year later by bassist John Deacon. On 19 February 1971 they first appeared together with other musicians under the name “Queen”. The group did not break up even after the death of Freddy Mercury in 1991 or after the departure of John Deacon. With new singer Paul Rodgers (starting in 2005) they have been appearing under the name Queen + Paul Rodgers. We recall the greatest hits of this group in an innovative connection with Křižík's fountain. 

Say Something (Aguilera,Katy Perry, John Legend, Rihanna..)
Lassen Sie sich von den lyrischen Kompositionen populärer Persönlichkeiten der Musikszene mitreißen, in denen Sie von den sehr persönlichen Beichten der Sänger und Sängerinnen überwältigt werden, wie z.B. der amerikanischen Pop-Diva Christina Aguilera und vielen anderen. Die Licht- und Wassershow der Křižík-Fontäne entlockt den sensiblen Stücken der von Fans auf der ganzen Welt bewunderten Künstler ganz neue Impressionen. Die attraktive und zarte amerikanische Sängerin, Komponistin und Gitarristin Colbie Marie Caillat oder der englische Sänger und Texter Edward Christopher Sheeran (Ed Sheeran) sind weitere aus dem bunten Puzzle, das es auf Ihr Innerstes abgesehen hat. Ergänzt werden sie von der natürlichen und dennoch in ihren Liedern ergreifenden englischen Sängerin, Texterin und Gitarristin Ellie Goulding, die vor allem dank dem Erfolg in der Prognose BBC Sound of 2010 und durch den Gewinn des Kritikerpreises bei den BRIT Awards bekannt wurde. Unter den weiteren Interpreten finden Sie Katy Perry, John Legend, Rihanna und weitere. In dieser außergewöhnlichen Verbindung bei einer Vorstellung, die Raum zum Träumen gibt und Gefühlen und Liebe Ausdruck verschafft, lassen all diese Stars Ihren Abend in der Křižík-Fontäne erstrahlen. 

Scheherezade, Polovtsian dances, Kartinky
Rimsky-Korsakov was inspired by the tales of One Thousand and One Nights to create a loosely conceived narrative of Sinbad, the Young Prince Kalendar and the Young Princess. The stirring Polovtsian dances are a part of Borodin's opera Prince Igor. This trio of compositions with an oriental flavour is complemented by Mussorgsky's cycle, inspired by the exhibition of paintings in a single gallery. From a fairytale full of stories and the allure of a woman to an unusual tour of a gallery you are accompanied with the beautiful and passionate music of this composer. Rimsky-Korsakov was a member of the group of artists known as “The Five” or also the “Mighty Handful”. His works are frequently inspired by themes from the sphere of poetic folk art (particularly fairytales). And the magic of Křižík's fountain offers a fairytale setting. 

Scorpions & Metallica with symphony orchestra
Rock stars whose powerful compositions and sensitive ballads are timeless, this time with a symphony orchestra. Scorpions are a German heavy metal/hard rock group from Hannover. They formed in the 1960s and reached the peak of their fame in the 1980s. Their best known songs are Rock You Like a Hurricane, Always Somewhere, Still Loving You and Wind of Change. Metallica are an American thrash metal group formed in Los Angeles in 1981. The group formed on the basis of an advertisement in a Los Angeles newspaper posted by drummer Lars Ulrich. Their most popular compositions here gain a symphonic nuance and an absolutely new form, which you can enjoy in an unusual connection with Křižík's fountain. The presentation is enhanced by the film projection into the wall of water of the fountain. 

Selection from the world of musicals
Famous, popular, successful. These are words which can be used to define the compositions selected for this combined performance, which contains essential extracts from such musical hits as Miss Saigon, Evita, the Phantom of the Opera, Hair, Cats and more. These successful Broadway works, presented in a unique play of light and water of the Křižík fountain create an innovative production which evokes a feeling of nostalgia in audiences. In a single performance audiences can experience the best of international musicals. In compositions such as Don´t Cry for me Argentina, Memory, Aquarius and many more a musical world full of colours and tones is presented. For years this presentation too has been one of the classics of Křižík's fountain, which visitors love to return to. 

Shall we dance? - hits from the films Dirty Dancing, Flashdance and others
John Clark, a successful lawyer on his everyday journey to work passes the window of a dancing school and sees a beautiful dance teacher. Is he enraptured by the charm of the young dancer, or does he fall for another passion – dance itself? The same love for dance also accompanies the fate of Alex Owens in the story of the successful musical 'Flashdance' or the 16-year old Frances, a girl from a “good family”, who at the time dances with Johnny in Dirty Dancing. These popular dance films, which today rank amongst the best of this genre to have appeared on the silver screen, are now brought to audiences at Křižík's fountain. Visitors here can recall not only the magic of wild summer nights spent dancing, but also on the unforgettable dancer and actor Patrick Swayze. Choreography and dramaturgy of fountain: Miloslav Janíček. In the summer months the Prague Theatre Ballet performs, directed by Jiří Pokorný. 

Stars in the Opera (Brightman, Dion, Bocelli, Jenkins, Safina ...)
Angelic voices full of unbridled emotions, the real stars in their field, singers who turn each and every song into a golden treasure at the end of the rainbow. All of these are characteristics of performers whose songs appear in Krizik's Fountain for the first time in 2013. The English sopranist, actor, dancer and musical diva Sarah Brightman debuted with disco signals, and retains a strong position in several music charts. The Canadian Céline Dion, a holder of several Grammys and Junos and occasional songwriter, began establishing herself in the early eighties of the twentieth century. She reached international fame in the nineties. The blind Italian tenor singer Andra Bocelli is a very popular performer of classical as well as popular music with younger and older generations alike. He has also worked with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra on his tours. The delicate Katherine Jenkins, a mezzosopranist from Wales, is a popular performer who captivates her audience with a wide range of opera arias, popular songs, and her presentation of church songs in musical theatres. Barbara Streisand, a performer from New York, has many talents. She's a singer, an actress in movies and theatres, a songwriter, a political activist, a film producer and a director, and has won the hearts of many fans. She holds several Oscars from the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, several Emmys and Grammys and several Golden Globes. Alessandro Safina is a new star among Italian opera tenorists. His career took a high rise in the early 21st century. He combines his knowledge of opera with modern pop music, with inspirations from bands such as Genesis, The Clash, Simple Minds and U2. His version of well-known songs have received a number of awards and may now be enjoyed on a single, magical evening, at a single place, accompanied with a magical performance of water, light and motion picture. 

The London Symphony Orchestra plays rock
A meeting of the oldest London orchestra with the best of classic rock music. The London Symphony Orchestra was established in 1904 and became the first independent orchestra to have musicians who were also shareholders, and who themselves elected the administrative board. The first head conductor was Hans Richter, who conducted the inauguration concert in the Queen's Hall in 1904. Before the shipwreck of the Titanic, on which the orchestra was intended to travel, the musicians were saved at the last moment by a change to their journey plan. Now the orchestra sails to perform before audiences at Křižík's fountain, where you can experience an innovative evening with the orchestra. The performance is enhanced by a film projection into the wall of water of the fountain.  

The Magic of Tonight (Walsh,Watson,Three Graces,Il Divo)
The Magic of Tonight These songs, which will penetrate to the depths of your heart, marry new versions of the greatest hits of the past, as well as new compositions of recent songs. The set opens with Kimberley Walsh, English singer-songwriter, model, television presenter and actor. She rose to fame at the end of 2002, when she took part in the TV reality show ‘Popstars: the Rivals’ competition on ITV. She also became a member of girls’ band, ‘Girls Aloud’. This group achieved enormous success – all six of their studio albums have been certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry and the group has achieved five nominations for the main prize in the traditional ¬BRIT Awards. Another singer whose tender ballads will be heard in combination with the Křižík’s Fountain water and light show is Russell Watson, an English tenor whose albums combine opera and pop. He came to attention in 1999 when he sang ‘God Bless the Queen’ at the final of the Rugby League Challenge Cup at Wembley Stadium. His debut album, entitled ‘The Voice’, came out in May 2001 and was followed by another four. Although he is often criticised for not having a professional technique, he has described himself as a ‘folk artist’ and has gained a growing number of fans. This is followed by a trio of enchanting artists, members of the crossover vocal trio, Three Graces. Singers Sara Gettelfinger, Joy Kabanuck and Kelly Levesque were discovered as a trio in 2006 when they had already had some success, but they have achieved true triumph in recent years. This set is complemented by Italian opera tenor, Alessandro Safina, who amongst other successes has had his voice used for the award-winning soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s film, ‘Moulin Rouge’, and has also appeared in the programme, ‘Elton John’s Songs’ with Ewan McGregor. And the tenors in the group, ‘Il Divo’, also have their compositions in this production, a group who already have their own successful production at Křižík’s Fountain, and in this performance we use pieces such as the well-known musical song ‘Memory’. This production allows the magical combination of elements at Křižík’s Fountain to come to the full, and there is no better way to enjoy true romance under the summer stars than to choose this performance.  

The name’s Bond, James Bond
The stories of British secret agent, 007, working for Britain’s MI6 secret service, were created by writer Ian Fleming in 1952. Since then, Bond’s charm, bravery and loyalty have remained unchanged, and each film is adorned with dangerous and beautiful women. 007 has been played by six actors to date - Sean Connery (6 films), George Lazenby (1 film), Roger Moore (7 films), Timothy Dalton (2 films), Pierce Brosnan (4 films) and Daniel Craig (4 films). Its creators take the same care as they do in selecting a ‘Bond Girl’ in choosing the theme song for each film. These include hits such as ‘GoldenEye’ (Tina Turner), ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ (Sheryl Crow), ‘The World Is Not Enough’ (Garbage), ‘Die Another Day’ (Madonna), ‘Skyfall’ (Adele) and ‘Writing’s on the Wall’ (Sam Smith). Now, all the most recent songs can be heard at Křižík’s Fountain in one incredible set, along with extra pieces from the soundtracks from the pens of the best composers. Revel in these songs with the special effects and breathtaking show which Křižík’s Fountain’s unique renditioning allows. Don’t miss out on that moment when the words ‘Bond, James Bond’ ring out into the dark.  

The Three Tenors – Pavarotti, Carreras, Domingo
Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras and Placido Domingo came together in the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles to convey to the public the beauty of opera arias and songs. Together with Placido Domingo and José Carreras, the recently deceased Luciano Pavarotti was one of the most popular and celebrated opera singers of our time. As these three famous tenors adapted and broadened their artistic range, the popularity of opera grew. The international series of three concerts was watched on television by over a billion people worldwide, and eleven million fans purchased their video cassettes and compact discs. In brief, the three tenors became stars, and these stars are now blazing at Křižík's fountain to enthral audiences with beautiful melodies and song. 

Voices Angels and Demons
 

VOICES - YANNI
Voices of Nathan Pacheco, Chloe, Ender Thomas ... irradiate Yanniho music, which the author wrote, orchestrated and recorded. 

W. A. Mozart – Prague Symphony and Symphony in G Minor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756, Salzburg – 5 December 1791, Vienna) was a classical musical composer and a piano virtuoso; a musical genius who in his life created 626 works of a secular and ecclesiastical character – operas, operettas, symphonies, concerts, chamber music, masses and anthems. Now you can genuinely experience the jewels of composition from the workshop of this master. The stirring production cannot fail to fire the enthusiasm of audiences. In the blazing interpretation of Křižík's fountain audiences can once again remind themselves why Mozart's work is timeless, constantly sought out and popular. The production is enhanced by the film projection into the wall of water of the fountain. 

Water and Fire - fire show on  fountain
Agentura Orfeus brings you the latest and most modern Křižík’s Fountain performance, where the two most powerful elements in the world – fire and water – triumph in a unique night-time show. Geysers of water and light lead a merciless battle with tongues of pyro-effect fire accompanied by laser images and video projections directly onto the water screen. In composition, the whole performance is based on film scores by Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Ramin Djawadi and other global artists. For the first time at the fountain, music from the film Inception will be played…… make sure you are there ….  

Fountain in Flames
Agentura Orfeus brings you the latest and most modern Křižík’s Fountain performance, where the two most powerful elements in the world – fire and water – triumph in a unique night-time show. Geysers of water and light lead a merciless battle with tongues of pyro-effect fire accompanied by laser images and video projections directly onto the water screen, all this enhancing the bravura choreography of the Pyroterra troupe, especially created for this majestic performance. You can look forward to the best water and light effects venue, a fantastic laser and fire show with fire dancers who will make you believe the future is here right now! In composition, the whole performance is based on film scores by Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Ramin Djawadi and other global artists. For the first time at the fountain, music from the film Inception will be played…… make sure you are there ….  

Star Wars – Water and Fire
Unique, spellbinding and fantastic: that’s Star Wars. The battle between the Jedi and Sith, the universal Power and the story of Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader). Alongside them, Princess Leia, as sweet as she is wise. All this in these stories which have been loved by fans since the 1970s. Stories which have inspired numerous creators of films, series, books and multimedia performances. One of these is Star Wars – Water and Fire at Křižík’s Fountain. In the magical interplay of water, light and cutting-edge effects, another play on this most famous sci-fi saga which has spoken to many generations is brought to life. So let the force and magic of the starry night accompany your summer evenings ….  

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