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Opera 18. 7. 2017

The last premiere of the season: Orphée aux enfers

The last premiere of this season will be Orphée aux enfers by the French composer Jacques Offenbach at the Karlín Music Theatre on 6 and 7 July staged. The renowned directorial duo of the Caban brothers created modern concept of the production - the audience will have the opportunity to take a look into the sometimes even tragicomic aspects of the European bureaucracy. The State Opera Orchestra will perform under the baton of Jan Chalupecký. The choreography was created by one of the leading contemporary choreographer of the Czech dance scene Jan Kodet. The author of the costume design is the world-known artist Simona Rybáková. The leading roles will be sung in alternations by Josef Moravec/Richard Samek (Orpheus) and Lenka Pavlovič/Jana Sibera (Eurydice).

Opera 29. 5. 2017

Lohengrin in Prague – a remake of the Bayreuth Festival production from 1967 by Katharina Wagner

Prague audience has the priviledge to see a real event of the world of the opera: a production of Lohengrin that will be moved after its premiere from Bayreuth in 1967 to the capital city of the Czech republic in 2017. How is that possible? The iconic opera by Richard Wagner was originally directed by Wolfgang Wagner in 1967. Now it is revived by his daughter Katharina Wagner, German opera stage-director and co-director of the Bayreuth Festival and great grand-daughter of Richard Wagner.

Opera 12. 4. 2017

Krakatit – a science-fiction opera at the National Theatre in Prague

Prague, 17 April 2017 The National Theatre presents a premiere of the science-fiction opera “Krakatit” based on Karel Čapek´s novel on 20 and 21 April 2017. It was composed by one of the most versatile creators of the Czech operatic theatre - Václav Kašlík. The libretto of the opera was written by Otakar Vávra. This alarming work is directed by the film and theatre director Alice Nellis and the author of the stage design is Matěj Cibulka. The Orchestra of the National Theatre will perform under the baton of Petr Kofroň, the artistic director of the Opera of the National Theatre and State Opera.

Ballet 8. 3. 2017

DANCER – Sergei Polunin live

A gala screening of the documentary DANCER, supplemented by Sergei Polunin’s solo performance and followed by a debate with the artist.

Opera 30. 1. 2017

Plácido Domingo and his Don Giovanni at the Estates Theatre in Prague

The world-famous singer, conductor and the holder of 14 Grammy Awards Plácido Domingo presented the unique project reminding 230th anniversary of the world premiere of the opera Don Giovanni in Prague. Significant anniversary will be celebrated by the concert performing Mozart's famous work at the Estates theatre on 27 and 29 October 2017 - both performances under the music direction of Maestro Domingo.

Ballet 27. 1. 2017

TREMBLE - new premiere of The Czech National Ballet

The Czech National Ballet presents a new premiere on March 2, 2017. The new opus of the artistic director and choreographer Petr Zuska is a symbolic image, a sort of poem without words. Yet its title clearly refers to a belief in the better.

Opera 26. 1. 2017

Tosca in Prague again: the new production of Puccini´s opera thiller

The National Theater is the venue at which the State Opera during its reconstruction premieres the new production of Puccini´s Tosca on 28 and 29 January 2017. One of the most popular works of the opera world about passion, honor and betrayal on the background of political intrigues will be performed by the State Opera Orchestra and Chorus under the baton of its Music Director Andreas Sebastian Weiser. The new production of Tosca will be created by the renowned French director Arnaud Bernard.

Opera 11. 10. 2016

Orff´s operas: suitable even for the unexperienced ears

The National Theatre Opera prepared two opera specialities for its audience that can be seen and heard during one evening: the two one-act fairytale operas Die Kluge and Der Mond by Carl Orff, globally known for the famous cantata Carmina Burana. These operas premiere on 20 and 21 October 2016 under the baton of Zbyněk Müller and the director will be Jiří Nekvasil.

Ballet 5. 10. 2016

The Little Mermaid – world premiere of a new ballet

The immortal tale of the true love of a mermaid for an earthly prince, penned by the famed Danish author H. C. Andersen, has inspired the choreographer Jan Kodet, the renowned stage directors’ tandem SKUTR (Martin Kukučka and Lukáš Trpišovský), the composer Zbyněk Matějů, the set designer Jakub Kopecký and the costume designer Alexandra Grusková to create a new ballet production. World premiere: 10 November 2016 at the Estates Theatre