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.