In an extraordinary diversion from her usual repertoire, Magdalena Kožená collaborates with one of Europe’s top swing jazz bands: Ondřej Havelka and his Melody Makers. Together they explore the songbook of Cole Porter, taking the audience on a nostalgic journey of romance through authentic hot swing numbers and big band tunes from the 1930s and ’40s.
The Melody Makers bring a real show to the stage, featuring virtuosic jazz soloists and the charismatic Ondřej Havelka, a real swing jazz era entertainer. This fantastic partnership sees Magdalena indulge her sultry, witty side in a deliciously entertaining homage to one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century.
Following the first residencies of Magdalena Kožená & Ondřej Havelka and his Melody Makers in Germany and London in the 2015/2016 season, Askonas Holt is very excited to be working on some future plans for this unique project.