Soňa Červená, the patron of Opera Nova 2019
Contemporary opera has been regularly performed at the New Stage of the National Theatre. Last year, it hosted the “zero” OPERA NOVA festival, which enthused music lovers. From 23 to 27 June 2019, its “first” official edition is taking place at the New Stage, at the Prague Crossroads, Saint Anne’s Church, and on Václav Havel Square. The organisers have established a new tradition, according to which every festival edition will have its patron. This year’s patron is the legendary singer Soňa Červená, who opened the festival along with Vanda Šípová, performing a musical number from Ivan Acher’s The Duchess and the Cook.