The National Theatre operates at full capacity and all purchased tickets remain valid. However, it is obligatory to wear a face mask or other similar protection of the nose and mouth inside the theatre.
Spectators entrance, stay in the theatre and the subsequent exit is organized by the theatre staff in a special mode so that the visitors of the individual sectors are separated from each other and do not have to meet even in the areas of refreshments, restrooms or cloak rooms.
Thank you for respecting the government regulations and we look forward to seeing you.
National Theatre Chorus
National Theatre Orchestra
Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem was not intended for liturgical needs, as were funeral masses in the past. The genesis of the piece dates back to 1868, when Verdi suggested that he and another 12 Italian composers collaborate on a piece in honour of the late Gioachino Rossini. They jointly compiled the Messa per Rossini, which they scheduled to premiere on the first anniversary of Rossini’s death. Yet the plan failed to materialise and the mass would remain forgotten until 1970. Verdi created the concluding movement of the Messa per Rossini, the responsory Libera me. He only returned to the mass in 1873, in the wake of the death of Alessandro Manzoni, an Italian poet and novelist whom he respected as an artist and friend alike. The mass was first performed on 22 May, a year after Manzoni’s death, at the San Marco church in Milan.
From the beginning of April 2020, the underground car park is closed due to reconstruction. The length of the reconstruction is estimated at a year and a half.
By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.
No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!