In Memoriam

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we learned of the death of two esteemed friends, who passed away in October 2022.

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The great Czech conductor LIBOR PEŠEK KBE was the first patron of the Emmy Destinn Foundation, who greatly encouraged us in our endeavours.

© Photo by Jindřich Nosek

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ROBERT HENDRA was a wonderful friend to our Foundation and the young opera singers he supported. His contribution to our biennial singing competition helped us establish the Czech Song Prize.

© Photo by Jarmila Karas

They will be sorely missed and never forgotten.

A Collector's Album

Earlier this year we received a lovely gift from Mr Pierre Brossard from Le Mans in France - a collector's album.

It is filled with original photographs, reviews and newspaper cuttings of Emmy Destinn during her illustrious career. We are in the process of archiving and digitizing the album, but below is a few images from the collection. The Emmy Destinn Foundation is very grateful for this wonderful gift and thanks Mr Brossard for his generosity.

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