23. - 27. 6. 2019 at the New StagePROGRAMME
12. 5. 2019
We are about to finish the preparations of the new production Love for Three Oranges. British conductor Christopher Ward is rehearsing with the National Theatre Orchestra. Premieres 16 and 19 of May. We are looking forward to see you in the auditorium!
25. 4. 2019
Brundibár has been performed by the Children’s Opera Prague at least once a year in memory of the children who were murdered during the Holocaust. By staging the work, the company will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its existence.
Hans Krása composed the two-act opera, set to Adolf Hoffmeister’s libretto, in 1942 and 1943 for a Jewish orphanage in Prague. Following the conclusion of the Munich Agreement, Brundibár, just like other works by Jewish artists, was not allowed to be performed. The opera was then staged by the musicians imprisoned at the Theresienstadt camp-ghetto.
The performance of Brundibár will took place on 28 April at the Estates Theatre. Join us and feel the story’s power!
24. 4. 2019
On 23 April, the National Theatre Orchestra and Chorus and the State Opera Orchestra and Chorus performed at a concert in Prague for the reconstruction of Notre-Dame Cathedral, which has been damaged by fire.
The benefit event was organised by the Czech Philharmonic in collaboration with the National Theatre and State Opera, the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Prague Philharmonia and the Kühn Choir of Prague. The programme featured Antonín Dvořák’s Stabat Mater, conducted by Tomáš Netopil. The concert was presented by Marek Eben.
8. 1. 2019
The production of Ivan Acher’s opera Sternenhoch has won the Divadelní noviny poll.
19. 11. 2018
This year too the National Theatre Opera awarded its traditional prize to a young talented singer, who has been invited to appear in one of its new productions in the next season. At the Antonín Dvořák International Vocal Competition in Karlovy Vary, the accolade was bestowed to the superb Russian mezzo-soprano Daria Rositskaya, this year’s winner of the Song category and holder of second prize in the Opera category. At the final concert, she have a dazzling account of Sesto’s aria “Parto, parto...”, for which she also received the Prize for the Best Performance of a Mozart aria. Daria Rositskaya studied at the Academy of Young Opera Singers within the Mariinsky Theatre and the State Academy of Performing Arts in St. Petersburg. At the present time, she is a soloist of the renowned Beyond the Mirror theatre in St. Petersburg, where she has performed as Angelina in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Nicklausse in Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann, Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and other parts. She appeared in the title role in Bizet’s Carmen at the International Festival of Young Opera Singers in Rheinsberg, Germany. Rositskaya also sang in concert performances of operas, including at the New Stage of the Bolshoi Theatre and the Helikon Opera Theatre in Moscow.