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  • Summer with Mozart

    27. 8. 19.00 Die Entführung aus dem Serail 28. 8. 19.00 Così fan tutte 30. 8. 14.00 & 19.00 Le nozze di Figaro 31. 8. 14.00 & 19.00 Don Giovanni

    Schedule August 2014
  • Italian classics at the State Opera

    29. 8., 19:00 G. Puccini: La bohème 30. 8., 19:00 G. Verdi: Aida 31. 8., 19:00 G. Verdi: Rigoletto

    Schedule August 2014

13. 6. 2014

Tickets for The Fall of Arkun and Salome are on sale

ArkunThe presale for two autumn operatic premieres was launched on 1st June 2014. Fibich´s opera The Fall of Arkun, directed by the renowned Czech opera director Jiří Heřman will have its debut on 9 and 10 October 2014. This piece will be scenically staged after more than eighty years at the National Theatre as a part of the Year of Czech Music. The second Prague operatic premiere Salome by Richard Strauss will be introduced on 23 and 26 October 2014 at the State Opera. Salome is directed by a noteworthy Polish film and theatre director Mariusz Treliński and set designer is the leading Slovak artist Boris Kudlička. In both cases, these are extraordinary projects that definitely should not to be missed in the upcoming season. More information about the cast and tickets HERE.


11. 6. 2014

The National Theatre Opera in Litomyšl again

SLThe National Theatre Opera opens the 56th season of Smetana´s Litomyšl International Opera Festival on 13th June with a Gala concert of Czech opera gala. You can hear excerpts from operas by Bedřich Smetana, Zdeněk Fibich, Antonín Dvořák, Vitězslav Novák, Josef Bohuslav Foerster, Leoš Janáček and Bohuslav Martinů – performing will be the orchestra, choir, soloists and guest soloists of the National Theatre and conductor Robert Jindra. The following day Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro with be staged, featuring Jitka Svobodová, Jana Sibera, Michaela Kapustová, František Zahradníček and Jiří Brückler in the title roles. National Theatre Orchestra will be conducted by Jan Chalupecký. On Sunday 15th June the Litomyšl audience can enjoy our new production of Janáček's Cunning Little Vixen. The cast features Alžběta Poláčková, Kateřina Jalovcová, Svatopluk Sem, Jiří Sulženko a Jan Vacík; conducted by Zbyněk Müller. On Monday 16th June in the Smetana House the opera Toufar by Aleš Březina will be performed - Soňa Červená, Jan Mikušek and Vladimir Javorský.


30. 5. 2014

New exhibition at the National Theatre

výstavaA new exhibition named Treasures of the musical archives of the National Theatre (History written in notes) can be seen on the 1st balcony of the National theatre’s historical building. It is organized by the Opera of the National Theatre as part of the program for this year's Year of Czech Music. 

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The exhibition exposes rare music scores, directors’ and prompters’ books, censored librettos, historical orchestral scores with private notes of the musicians and other attractions stored in the archives of our theatre. Through the exhibition you can look into old scores, which were in the hands of composers such as Beethoven, Weber and Smetana; you can see, what Richard Strauss conducted at the National Theatre from, and be amused by drawings and comments of orchestra players and members of the opera choir. One of those drawings can also be seen in the picture. This comes from the flute score of Strauss's Elektra. See you there!