Don Hrabal
Opera

Don Hrabal

Miloš Orson Štědroň
The New Stage
Suitable for graduation
Contemporary Theatre

Choose date

    November 2020

    Wednesday 11. 11.
    20:00

    Tickets available

    Basic information

    Venue

    The New Stage

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 10 minutes, no intermission

    Language

    In Czech, Czech, English subtitles

    Premiere

    December 14, 2017

    Following A Human Tragicomedy, to his own libretto, inspired by the writer/philosopher Ladislav Klíma, which was premiered at the Estates Theatre in 2003, Don Hrabal is Orson’s second opera.

    The opera Don Hrabal depicts the final years in the life of the celebrated Czech (Czechoslovak) author. By no means, however, is it merely a “portrait of the artist as an old man”. Instead, it presents Hrabal as a lonely Mohican, a dreamer seeking beauty in the everyday and the ordinary, a brilliant storyteller and witty commentator.

    Creatives

    Musical preparation
    Jan Chalupecký
    Stage director
    Linda Keprtová
    Motion cooperation
    Ladislava Košíková
    Chorus master
    Pavel Vaněk
    Light design
    Daniel Tesař
    Dramaturgy
    Ondřej Hučín

    About

    The National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra

    By the medium of the three essential women in his life, Hrabal concurrently reveals his innermost feelings, freely guiding us through them against the backdrop of the history of the second half of the 20th century.
    Assisting him on his voyage is a chorus of his beloved cats and a flock of pigeons, with the latter bearing witness to his very final moments before his fall out of the window of the Bulovka hospital in Prague.

    Besides composing, the contemporary Czech artist Miloš Orson Štědroň also writes texts which he sets to music, with the fruit of his work being remarkable cross–genre music-theatre projects. He has paid systematic attention to distinguished Czech figures (Ivan Blatný, Jaroslav Hašek, František Kupka, Josef Gočár, Jan Hus, Johann Gregor Mendel, Václav Havel, Jan Zábrana, Josef Škvorecký). 

    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at any of our box offices.

    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

    While visiting the National Theatre and the New Stage
    You can use nearby secure car parks:

    Kotva department store (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh.
    Palladium department store (Na Poříčí 1079/3a, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh, or to the Powder Gate through Celetná street to Ovocný trh.

    because the car park under the National Theater is closed for reconstruction since April 14th 2020.

    While visiting the State Opera, you can take the slip road on Wilsonova street from the left lane close to the State Opera building to the Parking Centrum above-ground garage. The parking fee is 40 CZK/h.
    Unfortunately, there is no car park nearby the Estates Theatre. You can either use the National Theatre car park or a secure car park at the Kotva shopping mall (Revoluční 1/655, Praha 1) and Paladium (Na Poříčí 1079/3a, Praha 1).

     

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    Poster Don Hrabal

    A poster for the production of Don Hrabal

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