Opera 30. 9. 2015

International team with Czech soloists bring Norma´s bel canto to Prague

This coming Friday, October 2 and Sunday, October 4, 2015 the production of Bellini's Norma, which connects an international production team and a cast of Czech soloists will premiere State Opera in Prague. The title role will be performed by Marie Fajtová, in the role of Pollione Ales Briscein and Adalgisa by Jana Horakova Levicova. The Italian conductor Enrico Dovico for whom this Norma is a celebration of twenty years of cooperation with the State Opera took over musical preparation. The stage director is a young Japanese director Tomo Sugao, set designer is Slovak native Boris Kudlička, impressive lighting design prepared by German native Wolfgang Göbbel. The State Opera, or rather New German Theatre premiered Norma only once, in German translation in 1899, where the director was Angelo Neumann, the first theatre director of the former New German Theatre.

Opera 2. 9. 2015

Forgotten works will open the new opera season in The National Theatre

The Opening Concert 2015/2016 will open with the Festive Overture in C Major by Bedřich Smetana from 1868 written in honour of laying the foundation stone of the National Theatre on 8 September 2015. The National Theatre Orchestra will play this and other rare compositions under the baton of artistic director of the Opera Petr Kofroň.

Opera 20. 8. 2015

Canadian Carmen at The State Opera

Audience members will discover a new face in the title role of one of their most favourite opera. Bizet's Carmen is the first performance of the new opera season 2015/2016 starring Canadian mezzo-soprano Mireille Lebel. Friday's performance under the baton of Tomáš Brauner will be her Czech debut. Alongside Mireille Lebel as Don José the Argentinean tenor Raul Gabriel Iriarte will also debut in his role at The State Opera; he has already sang the role of Faust in Boito's Mefistofele.