PROGRAMME

Opera

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Opera

20. 9. 2024 19:00–21:15
The Grand Theatre

Opera

25. 9. 2024 19:00–21:35
The New Stage

Opera

27. 9. 2024 19:00–21:10
The New Stage

Opera

28. 9. 2024 19:00–22:00
The Grand Theatre

Selection from premiers

Juliette

Bohuslav Martinů

Even in an opera you can let yourselves be carried you away on the waves of dreams and imagination. This masterpiece of Bohuslav Martinů urges us to do so. The Central Bureau of Dreams, where the story is set, is opened for everyone. All you need is enter it! more

Manon

Jules Massenet

The most famous opera version of the story of the fated but unfulfilled love between Manon and the Chevalier des Grieux. In spite of adversities and mishaps, the bond of their love remains strong. more

The Kiss

Bedřich Smetana

“A full sister of The Bartered Bride.” That is how one of the most popular operas by the famous Czech composer could be characterised. more

La clemenza di Tito

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“My Praguers understand me.” That is probably Mozart’s most famous statement expressing his affection for the Czech lands and their inhabitants. It was for them that he composed his beautiful opera about Roman Emperor Titus on the occasion of the coronation of Leopold II. more

I am the Princess of Fools

Lenka Nota

The life of one of the most famous Czech writers as a chamber opera. more

Selection from repertoir

About us

In the opera programme of recent seasons, we can find several dramaturgical lines that can blend together. It is primarily the line of opera evergreens, which were or are represented by titles such as Eugene Onegin, Madama Butterfly, Rusalka, Nabucco and Carmen. Then there is the line of neglected works of the romantic repertory – Macbeth, Hamlet, The Bride of Messina, Iris and The Cunning Peasant, in which we could also highlight the presentation of the unfairly neglected Czech opera The Bride of Messina and The Cunning Peasant. The third line includes works from the pre-romantic repertory, which are usually not found in the regular repertory of domestic opera venues, such as Cherubini’s Medea, Monteverdi's operas Orfeo and The Coronation of Poppea and Mozart's Idomeneo, rarely performed in our country. Another line is the production of contemporary opera, which is not manifested in the presentation of successful operas by international authors, but of works of our contemporary composers. These include Kubička's Jakub Jan Ryba and Jirásek's Beetles or Bodorová's Quo Vadis. Last but not least, this includes the presentation of classic operettas - The Bat or the immortal Merry Widow. The opera company also focuses on the youngest audience, seeing it as the future spectator base. At the Black Box, they prepared and performed for them: Puss in Boots, Papageno in the Enchanted Forest, About Rusalka, The Bartered Bride and The Chattering Slug.

In addition to opera productions, the opera company also presents a number of different concerts and popular Sunday Matinées in the Vendelín Budil Foyer of the Grand Theatre and regularly ends the season with a spectacular open-air Night with the Opera at the Lochotín Amphitheatre. The opera company also tours around the Czech Republic and abroad and participates in the most prestigious opera festivals.

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