KAFKA: The Trial - new premiere of the Ballet!
The third premiere of the Czech National Ballet is a modern production created by a renowned Italian choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti. He draw inspiration from the famous novel The Trial (Proces) that Franz Kafka wrote in 1914. Fascinated by the irresistible language of the novel, its traumatizing plot and still valid message as well as by the visual appeal of the Orson Welles film, Bigonzetti entered the dark world of Josef K.
General Director’s Statement to Open Letter of Opera Employees
On 13 May 2019, the General Director of the National Theatre Jan Burian received some questions from employees. We will prepare an answer which will include facts that are widely known and accessible from public sources. There would be written also facts that we thought we had informed the opera employees through current the Director of the National Theatre Opera and the State Opera.
John Cranko´s SWAN LAKE for the first time in the Czech Republic!
Iconic ballet and one of the staples of the repertoire of prominent theatres worldwide. John Cranko’s choreography, to music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, is a breath-taking spectacle, encompassing splendid melodies and dance, sheer classical elegance, virtuoso solo and corps performances, exquisite sets and costumes, a show replete with profound emotions. The Czech National Ballet is the very first large company to have been granted the approval to stage the piece beyond the Stuttgarter Ballett.
THE NATIONAL THEATRE ANNOUNCED THE APPOINTMENT OF KARL-HEINZ STEFFENS AS THE MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE STATE OPERA
Per Boye Hansen, who will assume the post of Artistic Director of the National Theatre Opera and State Opera, presented the plans for his tenure and introduced his closest associates.
Maestro Plácido Domingo to conduct Mozart’s Birthday in Prague. The cultural event of the season.
The National Theatre is preparing the annual Mozart’s Birthday concert next year in collaboration with the Domingo-Mozart-Prague Association. On 27 January 2019, the Estates Theatre, whose history is closely linked with the legendary composer, will resound with W. A. Mozart’s melodic music, as performed by the National Theatre Orchestra, under the baton of the world-renowned opera singer and conductor Plácido Domingo. Four superb soloists will appear at the concert: Adela Zaharia, Štěpánka Pučálková, Petr Nekoranec and Simone Alberghini.
Faszination Wagner, a remarkable project combining opera and film, will receive its world premiere in Prague. Andreas Schager, one of the most acclaimed contemporary Heldentenors, will perform at the Forum Karlín.
On 25 October, the National Theatre in Prague will host the world premiere of the unique Faszination Wagner project. Following the first night, at the Forum Karlín, it will be presented in other cities in Europe. The project, encompassing an opera performance and screening of a film, specially created for this occasion, may even be referred to as revolutionary. The evening features selected highlights from Richard Wagner’s operas, which will be performed by the State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Matthias Fletzberger, and the stellar singer Andreas Schager, one of the most acclaimed contemporary Heldentenors.