The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre

Lady Macberh of the Mtsensk district

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich
The State Opera

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    October 2020

    Tuesday 6. 10.

    Tickets available

    Basic information


    The State Opera


    The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre (Ostrava)

    Approximate running time

    3 hours 30 minutes, no intermission


    In Russian, Czech, English subtitles

    This seminal twentieth-century operatic masterpiece is a “tragedy-satire” of a wicked society desiring sexual dissipation. It is embodied by Katerina, a frustrated and oppressed housewife who resolves to kill people who might create difficulties for her.


    Musical preparation
    Jakub Klecker
    Concept and Stage direction
    Jiří Nekvasil
    Otakar Mlčoch
    Marek Svobodník
    Assistant choreographer
    Lenka Dřímalová
    Motion cooperation
    Jana Tomsová
    Chorus master
    Jurij Galatenko
    Igor Jelínek


    Shostakovich composed this progressive and dissonant work of brutal emotionality for instrumental solos, choirs and intermezzos. At first the opera was hugely successful, with 180 repeat performances; however, in the period of the Great Terror the composer was condemned in the anonymous article Muddle Instead of Music (1936) and the opera was not performed again until the 1960s.

    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.

    Buffets at the State Opera

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


    Parking at the State opera

    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.