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J. K. Tyl Theatre


Jan Jirásek
The Estates Theatre
Festival of Music Theatre 2020

Basic information


The Estates Theatre


J. K. Tyl Theatre


In Czech, surtitles in Czech, German


October 12, 2019

Opera Festival 2020

Performance of the J. K. Tyl Theatre Pilsen as part of the 14th Festival of Music Theater Opera 2020 (

The Fireflies by Jan Karafiát from 1876 belong to the essential works of Czech literature for children. It was thus expected that a number of stage drama, opera, ballet and film productions would take place.


  • 2023-2024
  • 2024-2025


Musical preparation
Jiří Štrunc
Light design
Zuzana Bottová
Martin Šinták
Zbyněk Brabec


The J. K. Tyl Theatre Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet

Children's Choir, members of the Ballet school

Composer Jan Jirásek and his librettist Tomáš Jarkovský created a new production of this popular story for the Pilsen opera. The aim of the new opera is to create a family performance for both young and older audiences who will learn a lot from the story of small beetles and their world, which intertwines with the world of people. Besides the opera soloists, the production will also feature a large choir, a children's choir, a ballet and a children's ballet. Performed in Czech, with Czech and German subtitles

Approximate running time, including intermission: 2 hours

Photo and video gallery


    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. We are currently selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika taking place in May-October 2024.

    When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

    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 Estates Theatre

    Unfortunately, there is no parking near The Estates Theater. You can use the guarded parking lot in the Kotva shopping center (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1) and Paladium (Na Poříčí 1079 / 3a, Prague 1).

    Buffets at the Estates Theater

    No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!

    Menu (PDF, 60 kB)