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.
LA FILLE MAL GARDÉE / THE WAYWARD DOUGHTER
For the very first time in its history, the Czech National Ballet will perform Sir Frederick Ashton’s famous choreography La Fille mal gardée. The fascinating masterpiece, whose productions have featured the world’s very finest dancers, has to date been staged by more than 35 companies, including the Royal Ballet in London, the Paris Opera, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the American Ballet, the Boston Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada.
The twentieth National Theatre production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro – the very first staged by a woman
Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro is one of the most popular operas of all time. The piece has been always been much loved in Prague in particular. During Mozart’s lifetime, its melodies were so cherished that they were sung not only on stage, but also in the streets of the city. For the first time in the history of the National Theatre, the opera has been undertaken by a woman - the renowned Czech director Magdalena Švecová. The National Theatre Orchestra and Chorus will be conducted by Italy’s Enrico Dovico. The role of Figaro will be performed by Miloš Horák, Jan Šťáva and František Zahradníček, Susanna will be portrayed by Yukiko Kinjo and Jana Sibera, the Countess by Marie Fajtová, Alžběta Poláčková and Jana Šrejma Kačírková, Count Almaviva by Jiří Hájek, Roman Janál and Adam Plachetka, our exclusive guest. Cherubino will be sung by Kateřina Jalovcová, Alžběta Vomáčková and Michaela Zajmi.