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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

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

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

Radúz and Mahulena

Julius Zeyer / Josef Suk

The famous poetic fairy-tale drama by the Czech author and playwright Julius Zeyer from 1896 had its premiere staging in the National Theatre in Prague just two years after its publishing. Since then it has become a stable piece regularly acted at various scenes across the country. more

Armida

Antonín Dvořák

After the success of the fairy-tale opera Rusalka, Antonín Dvořák was looking for another opera libretto that he could compose music for. more

Dalibor

Bedřich Smetana

Oblíbená Smetanova opera Dalibor vznikla po Braniborech v Čechách a Prodané nevěstě. Autoři líčí v idealizované podobě příběh z historických kronik o rytíři Daliboru z Kozojed, který byl nespravedlivě odsouzen a uvězněn ve věži na Pražském hradě, později po něm nazývané Daliborka. more

Quo vadis

Sylvie Bodorová

In the theatre season 2021/2022 the opera ensemble of DJKT in Pilsen will present a world premiere of Quo vadis by the Czech composer Sylvie Bodorová, which she had written directly for the Pilsen opera house. more

Witches of Salem

Arthur Miller

The world-renowned historical thriller was written by Arthur Miller, the classic of modern American drama, and it is based on a true story – one of the most publicized witch trials of all time. It took place in 1692 in the isolated village of Salem in Massachusetts. more

Czech Christmas Mass

Jakub Jan Ryba

The Czech Christmas Mass by Jakub Jan Ryba has become an integral part of Czech Christmas celebrations. We can hear it in every church, in concert halls, we know it by heart; we love its pure simplicity. more

The Makropulos affair

Leoš Janáček

Leoš Janáček belongs to the most respected composers of the previous century. His works are presented by leading opera houses worldwide. more

The Bat

Johann Strauss

Many classical operettas have beautiful music, but the plot is too naive for today's viewer. more

The bartered bride

Bedřich Smetana

Since the first production in Pilsen in 1869, The Bartered Bride has never disappeared for a longer period of time from the opera repertoire and is therefore very well known to our audience. Generations of Pilsen opera singers have matured in the roles in this opera. more

Carmen

Georges Bizet

Bizet’s Carmen belongs to the greatest repertoire keepers of opera theatres. The libretto was written by an experienced duo of H. Meilhac and L. Halévy upon Prosper Mérimée’s novel that was based on a true story. more

Nabucco

Giuseppe Verdi

When Verdi experienced booing during the performance of his comical opera King for a Day, he decided to never write an opera again. more

The merry widow

Franz Lehár

The Merry Widow was the first Lehár’s global success. Without exaggeration, it can be said that every music number in this operetta is a little musical jewel. more

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