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. The libretto by Martin Otava follows an eponymous 1895 novel of the Polish romanticist author Henryk Sienkiewicz. The famous novel, which had been filmed several times, takes place in ancient Rome during the rule of Nero. It tells the story of the birth of Christianity and persecution of Christians by Nero. There is also a romantic plot.

Sat, 11. 6.19:00
Sat, 18. 6.19:00

Sylvie Bodorová belongs to our most remarkable female composers. She is the author of two biblical oratories – Jude Maccabeus (2002) and Moses (2008), as well as many symphonic, vocal, and chamber compositions. So far she had written one opera, the Legend of Catherine of Redern, who was premiered at the F. X. Šalda Theatre in Liberec on 19 December 2014. The staging raised well-deserved attention of the expert public and the audience in Liberec also warmly welcomed the opera.