Opera

Katya Kabanova

Leoš Janáček
The National Theatre
Modern adaptation
Famous draft
For the whole family
Czech Classic

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    January 2021

    Sunday 10. 1.
    19:00

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    Tuesday 12. 1.
    18:00

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    Modern adaptation
    Famous draft
    For the whole family

    Friday 15. 1.
    19:00

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    Sunday 17. 1.
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    Modern adaptation
    Famous draft
    For the whole family

    Thursday 21. 1.
    19:00

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    Modern adaptation
    Famous draft
    For the whole family
    June 2021

    Thursday 10. 6.
    19:00

    Subscription sale

    Modern adaptation
    Famous draft
    For the whole family

    Wednesday 16. 6.
    19:00

    Subscription sale

    Modern adaptation
    Famous draft
    For the whole family

    Basic information

    Venue

    The National Theatre

    Language

    In Czech, subtitles in Czech, English

    Opera Katya Kabanova, based on A. N. Ostrovsky’s drama The Storm, deeply impresses every perceptive viewer due to its immense emotionality, attesting to Janáček’s extraordinary empathy.

    Cast

    • 2020-2021

    Creatives

    Stage director
    Calixto Bieito
    Chorus master
    Jan Bubák
    Dramaturgy
    Beno Blachut

    About

    The National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra

    Although many in his homeland still consider Leoš Janáček a difficult modernist, all over the world he has long been esteemed as a truly singular classical genius. His opera Katya Kabanova, based on A. N. Ostrovsky’s drama The Storm, deeply impresses every perceptive viewer due to its immense emotionality, attesting to Janáček’s extraordinary empathy.
    The title heroine, with her dreamy, amorous and heart-wrenching states of mind, is placed in stark contrast with the savage behaviour of those around her. The desperate Katya ultimately finds the solution to her inner conflict between desire and social obligation in the water of the river Volga.
    The National Theatre in Prague first performed Janáček’s opera a year after its world premiere in Brno in November 1921.
    More than a decade since our most recent adaptation, we are now preparing a new production, under the baton of the British conductor Christopher Ward, whom the National Theatre audience know from performances of Britten’s Billy Budd and Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges, and the Spanish stage director Calixto Bieito, famous for his unorthodox interpretations of classic operas, with his productions currently mainly staged in Germany.

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    Practical information

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    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.

     

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