Milan Jermář graduated from the Prague Conservatory and Charles University in the field of piano. Since 1998, he has played in Germany, Switzerland (Gluringen Hotel Tenne, Wengen Belvedere for 8 years) and the Austria and Deilmann shipping company. He plays in Prague's restaurants and at social events. His repertoire includes classical music, operetta, musical tunes and jazz standards.
26.02.1878 - 28.01.1930 Emmy Destinn or Ema Pavlina Kittlová the daughter of a wealthy family was born on 26 February 1878 in Prague. Emmy had wanted to be a violinist, and indeed, gave her first solo concert at the age of eight. By the time she was fourteen she had developed an outstanding voice and decided that she would like to become an opera singer. She studied in Prague with Marie Loewe-Destinn. In gratitude for the time, effort and support her teacher had spent while training her, she changed her name to Emmy Destinn when she made her debut at Dresden in 1897 as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana.
She was considered to be an outstanding performer, dramatic soprano with a voice of great power and body, vibrant quality and flexibility. She was involved with many local and some world premie`res of major operas, also possessing a natural facility in languages speaking a faultless German, classical French, perfect Italian and excellent un-accented English.
Emmy Destinn created Silvia in d’Albert’s Der Improvisator, Diemut in Richard Strauss’s Feuersnot, Elsa in Anno by Scholz, the title role in Louise in Charpentier’s opera, Marguerite in Till Eulenspiegel by von Reznicek. She sang in Leocavallo’s Roland von Berlin as Hedwig, in Humperdinck’s Heirat wider Willen, in Woikowsaky-Biedau’s Der lang Kerl, in Strauss’s Salome, Milada in Smetana’s Dalibor, Ganymede in Offenbach’s La Belle Helene and Magdalena in Adam’s Postillion von Lonjumeau, Senta in Fliegende Holländerm, Nedda and Santuzza and Madame Butterfly.