MENU

The National Theatre Opera

RepertoireProgramme and tickets
  • Opera The Karlín Music Theatre

    Strauss: Die Fledermaus

    21 November

    Tickets
  • Opera The Estates Theatre

    Rossini: La Cenerentola

    22 November & 2 December - An Italian comic opera

    More information
  • Opera The National Theatre

    Janáček: Jenůfa

    Alžběta Poláčková in the title role

    More information
  • Opera The Estates Theatre

    W. A. Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail

    Only 4 perfomances

    More information
  • State Opera

    Performances of the State Opera at the Karlín Music Theatre

    More information

Štefan Kocán

The internationally acclaimed Slovak bass Štefan Kocán studied voice at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and subsequently at the Vienna Conservatory, under the supervision of Yevgeny Nesterenko. From 2002 to 2006, he was a member of the Landestheater in Linz, where he sang the roles of Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Filippo in Don Carlo, Banco in Macbeth, Osmin in Die Entführung as dem Serail and Kecal in The Bartered Bride. From 2006 to 2008, he worked at the Theater Basel, where he portrayed Mephisto, Filippo, Osmin and the King of Clubs in The Love of Three Oranges. Engagements elsewhere later brought him to the Metropolitan Opera in New York, where he made his debut as Il Re in Aida, since which time he has been a regular guest (Sparafucile in Rigoletto, Ferrando in Il Trovatore, the Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Ramfis in Aida and the Grand Inquisitor in Don Carlo).
He has also regularly returned to the National Theatre in Prague, where he has performed as the Water Sprite in Rusalka and appeared in the title role of Boito’s Mefistofele.

Mefistofele: 26. 4., 28. 4. 

...........................................................................................................................................

Yusif Eyvazov

The tenor Yusif Eyvazov grew up in Baku, Azerbaijan, where he received his musical education at the local Academy of Music. In 1997, he moved to Italy to continue his studies. His extensive repertoire includes the role of Canio in Pagliacci, which he has performed at the Los Angeles Opera under the baton of Plácido Domingo. He made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Kalaf in Puccini’s Turandot, a role that he has also portrayed at the Wiener Staatsoper, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. The audiences in Berlin and Paris have seen him as Manrico in Il Trovatore. At the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, he appeared in the role of Otello. In August 2016, Eyvazov debuted at the Salzburger Festspiele as Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut, opposite Anna Netrebko. He will start the 2017/18 season at La Scala in Milan, portraying Andrea Chénier, the role in which he appeared this January at the National Theatre in Prague, where he will perform as Kalaf in Puccini’s Turandot and Radames in Verdi’s Aida.   

Aida: 11. 4.
Turandot: 17. 4., 24. 4.

...........................................................................................................................................

Adam Plachetka

Born in Prague, Adam Plachetka studied at the Prague Conservatory (with Luděk Lobl) and at the Academy of Performing Arts. He has garnered numerous accolades, including first prize at the Antonín Dvořák International Vocal Competition in Karlovy Vary. In 2005, he made his debut at the National Theatre in Prague as the Baritone in Tom Johnson’s The Four-Note Opera. Afterwards, he portrayed in Prague the roles of Don Giovanni, Figaro, Nardo (La finta giardiniera), Argante (Rinaldo), Guglielmo (Così fan futte), etc. Since September 2010, Adam has been engaged with the Wiener Staatsoper, where he has performed as Schaunard (La bohéme), Melisso (Alcina), Don Giovanni, Dulcamara (L'elisir d'amore), Figaro and Alidoro (La Cenerentola). Furthermore, he has appeared at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, the Deutsche Oper and Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Houston Grand Opera, the Lyric Opera Chicago and the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

In the upcoming season, the Prague audience will have the opportunity to see him in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro as the Count.

Le nozze di Figaro: 8. 6., 13. 6.

...........................................................................................................................................

Pavel Černoch

A Brno native, Pavel Černoch has recently gained acclaim on opera stages all over the world and ranks among the most distinguished Czech tenors. He studied at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno, and continued to hone his skills in Florence, taking private lessons from Paolo de Napoli. As a child, he sang in Brno with the Cantilena choir. Černoch made his professional debut at the Janáček Opera, appearing in Die Zauberflöte. Subsequently, he performed in Vienna, Graz, Riga, Seville, Düsseldorf, Warsaw and Prague. He has appeared as a guest on such prestigious stages as the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Deutsche Staatsoper and Deutsche Oper in Berlin, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki. His repertoire includes the roles of Alfredo (La Traviata), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Števa (Jenůfa), the Prince (Rusalka) and Jeník (The Bartered Bride).
He introduced himself to the Prague audience this year as Faust in a concert performance of Berlioz's opera La damnation de Faust. In this season, Prague opera lovers will have the opportunity to see him again in two productions: in The Bartered Bride in the role of Jeník and in Carmen as Don José.

Carmen: 21. 4., 12. 5.
The Bartered Bride: 30. 12., 1. 1., 14. 1.

...........................................................................................................................................

Edita Gruberová

The phenomenal soprano and the honorary member of the Wiener Staasoper Edita Gruberová hails from Bratislava, where in 1968 she made her debut as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia. In 1970, she first appeared at the Wiener Staatsoper, dazzling as the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, following which she received a permanent engagement in Vienna. After her performance in 1976 of Zerbinetta in Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, she launched her illustrious international career, within which she has been invited to the Metropolitan Opera in New York, La Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House in London, the Paris Opera, the Bavarian State Opera and many other prominent stages. In Vienna, she has appeared in over 600 performances and portrayed more than 45 roles. She has sung in operas by Bellini and Donizetti, performed as Mozart's Donna Anna, Queen of the Night and Konstanze, Rossini's Rosina, Massenet's Manon, Strauss’s Aminta, Fiakermilli and Adele, as well as Verdi’s Violetta and Gilda.
In the autumn of 2016, she toured Japan with the State Opera company, performing as Norma, the role with which in May 2018 she will perform in the National Theatre in Prague.

Norma: 18. 5.30. 5.2. 6.

...........................................................................................................................................

Keri-Lynn Wilson 

The Canadian conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson has mainly focused on opera and symphonic music. She studied conducting, flute, piano and violin at the Julliard School in New York. While still a student, she first appeared at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall. From 1994 to 1998, she was associate conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. In 2013, Wilson became the first female chief conductor in the history of the Slovenian Philharmonic. Classical music fans know her from the leading stages of European cities, such as the Vienna State Opera, where she has conducted the operas Madama Butterfly and La Traviata. Wilson is a frequent guest at major opera houses, including those in Montreal, Munich, Warsaw, Stockholm and Vienna.
In the 2017/18 season, she will be introduced to the Prague audience conducting Dvořák’s Rusalka: 28. 3., 31. 3..

...........................................................................................................................................