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Hänsel und Gretel
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5. 6. 2015
The last opera premiere of the National Theatre´s soon ending season is Giuseppe Verdi´s Macbeth on 11th and 13th June, 2015. The bloodbath based on Shakespeare´s tragedy offers State Opera audiences a new perspective on the famous opera composer. In the musical direction by conductor Jiří Štrunc the title role will be performed by Bulgarian baritone Anton Keremidtchiev or Martin Bárta and next season also by Richard Haan. The role of Lady Macbeth was entrusted to one of the most outstanding personalities of the Prague opera ensemble Anda-Louise Bogza and to Slovak soprano Jolana Fogašová. The opera is directed by a sought out Slovak theatre director Martin Čičvák.
12. 5. 2015
After Fibich´s The Fall of Arkun the National Theatre presents another extraordinary opera by a Czech composer. From the House of the Dead will become the third title by Leoš Janáček on the opera repertoire. After the Cunning Little Vixen the music direction is again prepared by Robert Jindra and directed as a debut for the most prominent personality of Czech drama theater and newly appointed artistic director of the drama ensemble of National Theatre Daniel Špinar. The role of Luka Kuzmich will be portrayed by world-renown tenor Štefan Margita. An extraordinary opera, a proud gem of European and international opera houses presented at the National Theatre after twenty-four years will premiere on May 14 and 16, 2015.
6. 2. 2015
Best Czech Mozart singers, the stylish sound of the National Theatre orchestra, fantastic expedition by set designer Miroslav Huptych, graceful costumes by Tomas Kypta and magical direction by Vladimír Morávek offers the new staging of Mozart's Zauberflöte at the Estates Theatre. Second premiere of this family opera on Saturday, February 7, 2015. More dates on our website. We look forward to seeing you there!
25. 9. 2014
Dear friends of the opera, we would like to invite you for a debate with the creative team and performers of the upcoming premiere of Zdeněk Fibich´s opera The Fall of Arkun.
We look forward to seeing you in the main foyer of the National Theatre on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 from 15.00 (use the main entrance of the theatre). Their ideas of staging a musical approach will be presented by: conductor John Fiore, director Jiří Heřman, soloist Dana Burešová and more. Hosted by head dramaturg Ondřej Hučín. Free admission.
3. 9. 2014
For two nights in September and October the leading Slovak soprano Eva Hornyáková premieres in the role of Violetta Valéry in Giuseppe Verdi's opera La traviata at the State Opera.
The singer returns to the State Opera after her successful concert performance of Puccini's La Rondine (The Swallow) in May this year. Hornyáková will sing the role of Violetta for the first time in Prague on Friday, 5 September 2014 and her singing partner will be Tomáš Juhás for whom Friday´s performance is also a debut in the role of Alfredo Germont at the State Opera. The role of Giorgio Germont is sung by the excellent Svatopluk Sem.
"I believe that with this new cast we will bring a fresh perspective into this contemporary and very appealingly staged production and that the pleasure of rehearsing with soloists, the choir and the orchestra will be passed on to our audience,” wishes Martin Leginus, Music Director and conductor of the State Opera performances.
"The first opera I've seen as a child was La traviata. Such an experience can never be forgotten, I still had goose bumps remembering the show long after. For this intense feeling I have decided to study opera singing and Violetta was naturally my artistic dream. Since then I have had the opportunity to sing Violetta in Lübeck, Germany and in two Spanish productions. Now my dream will also come true in Prague under the baton of Martin Leginus,” rejoices Eva Hornyáková.
Hornyáková will also sing in Verdi's La Traviata at the State Opera on 25 October 2014 with Aleš Briscein in the role as Alfred and Jakub Kettner as Giorgio. La traviata was on the repertoire of our opera house (today's State Opera) from the very beginning of its existence, when it was brought over from the Estates Theatre.