Brahms - Dvořák - Janáček
The State OperaApproximate running time
1 hour 15 minutes, no intermissionPremiere
June 18, 2021
A Concert of the State Opera Chorus
Johannes Brahms: Vier Gesänge Op. 17 for female chorus, horns and harp
(Jakub Hořejší and Jan Doležal – horn, Solenn Grand – harp)
Leoš Janáček: Otčenáš (Our Father) for tenor, mixed chorus, harp a organ
(Solenn Grand – harp, Jan Kalfus – organ)
Antonín Dvořák: Mass in D, Op. 86
(Jan Kalfus – organ, Štěpánka Kutmanová – violoncello, Tomáš Josifko and Zuzana Vojáčková – double bass)
The Brahms – Dvořák – Janáček concert affords the State Opera Chorus the opportunity to showcase their skills by performing a repertoire they are not accustomed to, accompanied by a reduced number of instruments. The programme features Johannes Brahms’s Vier Gesänge, four romantic songs for female choir, two horns and harp (1860); Leoš Janáček’s Our Father for tenor, mixed choir, harp and organ (1901, 1906); and Antonín Dvořák’s Mass in D major, written upon the request of Josef Hlávka, a renowned architect and patron of the arts, for the inauguration of the chapel in his Lužany manor (1887). The mass will be performed in the version with the parts of cellos and double basses, which Dvořák added later.
Where to buy tickets
The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 September at 9am we selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of February 2024.
What to wear?
By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.
Parking at the State opera
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Buffets at the State Opera
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