Giacomo Puccini is one of the last truly repertory authors in the history of opera. His works are still very popular with the audiences and it is no surprise that the Pilsen opera regularly stages his productions. Edgar, Puccini's first significant opera work, pre-empts in many ways the composer's later masterful operas such as La Boheme, Tosca and Turandot. The opera's plot, based on a play by Alfred de Musset, takes us to Flanders in 1302. As in many other operas, there is one man, Edgar, torn between two women, Fidelia and Tigrana. The first version of Edgar had its premiere at La Scala in Milan in 1889. In the Czech Republic, the opera was presented only once by the FX Šalda Theatre in Liberec in 2010. We perform the opera in original Italian with Czech subtitles.
Premiere on 24 October 2015 at the Grand Theatre.