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Opera 17. 4. 2015

Hansel and Gretel at the State opera

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

Opera Europa Experts: alternative space is ideal during the reconstruction of the State Opera

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

The role of Boris Godunov will be performed by leading Russian singers Mikhail Kazakov and Vitaly Efanov at the National Theatre

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.

Opera 30. 1. 2015

Morávek´s Flute from God at the Estates Theatre

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

Mefistofeles´ temptation of Faust begins at the State Opera

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 3. 12. 2014

The New Earth – an opera about famine in the Ukraine - will be heard only once

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

José Cura as Otello at the State Opera

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.

Opera 15. 10. 2014

Salome at State Opera with Gun-Brit Barkmin

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

The Fall of Arkun will be Fibich´s opera Renaissance

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.