PROGRAMME

Armida

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Opera

25. 2. 2024 14:00–17:00
The Grand Theatre

Opera

8. 3. 2024 19:00–22:00
The Grand Theatre

Opera

19. 5. 2024 16:00–19:00
The Grand Theatre

Opera

21. 5. 2024 19:00–22:00
The Grand Theatre

Antonín Dvořák

Armida

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

The libretto titled Armida by Jaroslav Vrchlický was chosen, which works with a plot from the medieval crusades based on Jerusalem Delivered, a 1580 epos by the renaissance poet Torquato Tasso, which had been set to music many times (Lully, Gluck, Haydn, Rossini). The moving romance between the sorceress Armida and crusader Rinaldo captured Dvořák’s attention just as the exotic setting that had allowed him to bring up striking oriental tones, unheard before. This unjustly neglected Dvořák’s opera masterpiece is returning to Pilsen after long eighty years.

scene The Grand Theatre
opening night 28. 1. 2023
length of performance 180 min
recommended age no age limit

Creators

Musical arrangement:
Norbert Baxa
Conductors:
Norbert Baxa / Jakub Zicha
Directed by:
Martin Otava
Direction cooperation:
Monika Hliněnská
Stage Design and Costumes:
Hartmut Schörghofer
Fight choreography:
Karel Basák
Movement cooperation:
Jiří Pokorný
Light Design:
Jakub Sloup
Script Editor:
Zbyněk Brabec
Choirmaster:
Jakub Zicha
Musical preparation:
Maxim Averkiev, Martin Marek
Assistant director:
Michal Lieberzeit
Prompter:
Viktorie Šimůnková
Stage manager:
Petra Kuldová Tolašová

Prersons and actors

Hydraot, král Damašku:
Jozef Benci / Jevhen Šokalo
Armida, jeho dcera:
Libuše Santorisová / Ivana Veberová
Ismen, vládce Sýrie:
Andrii Kharlamov
Rinald, rytíř:
Aleš Briscein / Jakub Pustina
Bohumír, vůdce křižácké výpravy:
Jiří Brückler / Jakub Hliněnský
Petr, poustevník:
Jan Hnyk
Sven, rytíř:
Tomáš Kořínek / Josef Moravec
Gernand, rytíř:
Miro Bartoš / Dalibor Tolaš
Dudo, rytíř:
Viktor Bezkorovainyi / Tomáš Kořínek
Ubald, rytíř:
Josef Kovačič / Michal Marhold
Roger, rytíř:
Viktor Bezkorovainyi / Josef Jordán
Hlasatel / Muezín:
Daniel Kfelíř / Jan Kukal
Siréna:
Becca Conviser / Radka Sehnoutková
Sbor opery DJKT, Orchestr opery DJKT, Balet DJKT

The production is co-produced with Wexford Festival Opera

  • The length of the production is given including 1 intermission.

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