Leonce & Lena
Ballet

Leonce & Lena

A satirical comedy and timeless ballet

The Estates Theatre
Contemporary social topic
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    August 2020

    Thursday 27. 8.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Basic information

    Venue

    The Estates Theatre

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 50 minutes, 1 intermission 20 minutes

    Premiere

    Czech premiere: 30 November 2019

    The production has been staged by such prominent companies as Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montreal, the Stuttgart Ballet and Ballett Zürich.

    The renowned German choreographer Christian Spuck’s 2008 ballet Leonce and Lena, created for the Aalto Theater in Essen, is based on Georg Büchner’s 1836 play.

    Cast

    • 2019-2020
    • 2020-2021

    About

    A satire veiled in humour tells the story of Leonce, Prince of Popo, a melancholic, dreamy young man, and Lena, the beautiful Princess of Pipi, who had their political marriage arranged upon their birth. They revolt against the decisions made by their fathers.
    On the eve of their planned wedding, Leonce and Lena flee to Italy, where they happen to meet in an inn and fall in love with each other. Following their return to the Kingdom of Popo, their identities are revealed, yet Leonce and Lena no longer perceive their marriage as being forced upon them by their parents, but as a result of the intervention of providence. They ultimately accept their predetermined roles as King and Queen.

    Soloists and corps de ballet of The Czech National Ballet
    National Theatre Orchestra

    Photo of the visual image: Pavel Hejný
    Photographers for production: Martin Divíšek, Serghei Gherciu

    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.

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    By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

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