Ballet The National Theatre



Libretto: Jan Kodet, Lukáš Trpišovský
Music: Zbyněk Matějů
Choreography: Jan Kodet
Stage director: SKUTR (Martin Kukučka a Lukáš Trpišovský)
Sets: Jakub Kopecký
Costumes: Alexandra Grusková
Lighting design: Daniel Tesař
Animation: Jan Zajiček
Conductor: Pavel Šnajdr

Krabat – a dance performance for which its creators have revived the theme of an old Wendish legend dating from the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries: the famous story of a boy who on the threshold of adulthood comes to know black magic and is fascinated by it until he realises that it can kill him. It depicts the danger of encountering mysterious powers that can allure and infatuate. The hero arrives at the conclusion that only love is able to overwhelm even the darkest magic. The performance is intended for audiences of all age categories.

Orchestra of the National Theatre Opera

Photo: Hana Smejkalová, Anna Rasmussen

Approximate running time, including intermission: 2 hours, 5 minutes, one 20-minute intermission


This production is not performed at the present time.

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Krabat Programme

A booklet for the production of Krabat

40 CZK

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