Opera 20. 5. 2015
The National Theatre will present a new opera by composer Jan Klusák on the motives of the ancient story of Philoctetes as a part of the 70th International Prague Spring Music Festival. The project in co-production with the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre will premiere in Prague on Saturday 23 May 2015.
Opera 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.
Ballet 8. 5. 2015
For the first time ever, the Czech National Ballet’s repertoire will include works of the legendary Israeli creator Ohad Naharin, who for several decades has been among the crème de la crème of the world’s modern dance theatre.
Opera 5. 5. 2015
The chamber opera by Aleš Březina about the Roman Catholic priest Josef Toufar who 65 years ago was martyred by the State Security Service, is after guest performances in Nitra, Bratislava, Dresden, Litomyšl or Bucharest also coming to New York. The National Theatre will give two performances in the Bohemian National Hall on the 8th and 10th of May 2015.
Opera 17. 4. 2015
The classic story of Hansel, Gretel and The Gingerbread Witch is coming back to Prague! The State Opera invites children, their parents and grandparents for a theatrical adventure, that will be far different from any ordinary opera. Hansel and Gretel will prepare a more colourful, fun and sweet spectacle, not at all long, entirely in Czech, and at the end good prevails over evil of course.
Opera 27. 3. 2015
Prague has a chance to keep a wide selection of opera performances during reconstruction of the State Opera, which begins in July 2016. Opera Europa experts agreed on this with the management of the National Theatre as a conclusion of the joint two-day meeting. Maintaining an adequate number of opera performances and thus satisfying the growing demand for this genre is one of the objectives of the National Theatre during the upcoming renovation.
Opera 17. 3. 2015
Two renowned Russian singers Mikhail Kazakov and Vitaly Efanov accepted the offer to perform the lead role in the newest opera premiere of the National Theatre Boris Godunov. The work by Modest P. Mussorgsky will be musically staged by artistic director of the National Theatre Opera Petr Kofroň and the director of the production is one of the most outstanding contemporary opera talents Linda Keprtová. Currently there are thirteen performances of the new production, which works with both Mussorgsky's authentic versions of the opera from 1869 and 1874, scheduled in the current and upcoming opera season . One of the most impressive works of Russian operatic literature will premiere in the National Theatre on Thursday 26 and Sunday 29 March 2015.
Ballet 3. 2. 2015
The National Theatre Ballet will present its second premiere of the season, namely, the composed evening of dancing opuses of significant European choreographers, to replace in dramaturgy the Amerikana III.
Opera 30. 1. 2015
The intriguing story of Die Zauberflöte will be retold to audiences by one of today´s most original Czech directors Vladimir Moravek and staged in a fantastical world of collages of leading designer Miroslav Huptych. The premiere of Mozart's opera, musically prepared by Jaroslav Kyzlink, is scheduled to take place on February 5th and 7th 2015 at the Estates Theatre.
Opera 13. 1. 2015
The only completed opera by the Italian composer and Verdi´s contemporary Arrigo Boito, brings world renown musical personalities to Prague. Mefistofele at the State Opera is a meeting of the sought by Italian conductor Marco Guidarini and bassist Stefan Kocan in the title role. And not just them. Among the soloists are Raúl Gabriel Iriarte, Peter Mikulas, Eva Urbanova, Christina Vasileva or Alžběta Poláčková. Also the State Opera Choir and the Boys' Choir Pueri gaudentes have a vital role in the production. Directed by Ivan Krejci Mefistofele will premiere at the State Opera 22nd and 24th January 2015.
Opera 15. 12. 2014
National Theatre fulfils its promise to viewers and opens up the New stage to operas as well. After transfering Březina's Toufar, the National Theater now presents the premiere of two operas by Dmjitrij Shostakovich Orango and Anti-Formalist Rayok on December 17, 2014.
Opera 3. 12. 2014
After 78 years, Alois Hába´s opera The New Earth will finally have its premiere. In spite of the considerable efforts of this pioneer of micro-interval music in the late 1930´s, the staging of this opera was never completed. But on December 12, 2014, it can be heard for first time ever under the musical direction of Artistic Director of the Opera Petra Kofroň. The National Theatre will present this semi-staged opera for only one performance as a contribution to the Year of Czech music.
Opera 30. 10. 2014
One of the most sought after contemporary tenors will perform in a production of the State Opera for the first time. José Cura accepted the offer from the director of the National Theatre Jan Burian and director of the National Theatre Opera and the State Opera Silvie Hroncová to perform the title role of Giuseppe Verdi's opera Otello on Thursday, January 29 and Tuesday, February 24, 2015. The opera will be conducted by Music Director of the State Opera Martina Leginus. In the first cast, the role of Desdemona will be sung by Eva Hornyáková and Jago by Dalibor Jenis. Pavla Vykopalová and Ivan Kusnjer will take over these roles in the following performance in February.
Ballet 24. 10. 2014
The grand Romantic ballet set in India, featuring spectacular sets and virtuoso performances.
Opera 15. 10. 2014
One of today´s most progressive European directors Mariusz Treliński will present his production of Salome after seven weeks of intensive rehearsals at the State Opera. The music and libretto of the opera by Richard Strauss will be prepared by German composer and conductor Heiko Mathias Förster. After premieres on 23 and 26 October 2014 at 8 p.m. each evening, the spectacle will be presented to the Prague audiences another three times during the year that marks 150 years since the birth of the composer.
Opera 1. 10. 2014
After more than eighty years, the last opera by Zdeňek Fibich with libretto by his collaborator and partner Anežka Schulzová The Fall of Arkun returns to the stage of the National Theatre.