The National Theatre to round off the season with a Verdi blockbuster – Nabucco directed by José Cura
The new National Theatre production of Verdi’s Nabucco will be premiered on 28 June 2018 at the Karlín Music Theatre, which has temporarily hosted State Opera performances during the time of its current refurbishment.
The National Theatre to present Werther, staged by the renowned director Willy Decker in Prague on 7 and 9 June
Jules Massenet’s opera, based on J. W. Goethe’s novel The Sorrows of Young Werther, is returning to the National Theatre in Prague after almost 80 years. The new production will receive its premiere on 7 and 9 June 2018.
The most renowned contemporary Mozart conductor in Prague: Marc Minkowski to perform the “coronation opera” La clemenza di Tito
On 10 and 11 May 2018, the famed French conductor Marc Minkowski, the former artistic director of the Mozartwoche Festival in Salzburg, will be performing at the Estates Theatre in Prague a concert version of Mozart’s “coronation opera” La clemenza di Tito. The evening is part of a Mozart triptych, held at the Estates Theatre, with the other two instalments having been a concert performance of Don Giovanni, conducted by Plácido Domingo (27 October 2017), and the premiere of a new production of Le nozze di Figaro (1 February 2018).
Leoš Janáček’s opera The Excursions of Mr. Brouček is returning to the venue that hosted its world premiere – the National Theatre in Prague
On 22 March the National Theatre in Prague will premiere a new production of Leoš Janáček’s The Excursions of Mr. Brouček, conducted by the music director of the National Theatre Opera Jaroslav Kyzlink and staged by Sláva Daubnerová.
Juliette (The Key to Dreams)
The National Theatre in Prague commemorates the 80th anniversary of the world premiere of Bohuslav Martinů’s Juliette (The Key to Dreams) whose current production is now streamed on OperaVision
Life on point
The lives of prima ballerinas come across as a mystery for many people. During a performance, the audience see the dancers portraying their roles, marvel at their beauty, lightness, elegance and stateliness, without having the slightest inkling as to what precedes the moment they frst get on stage.