Opera 12. 4. 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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 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