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Opera – South Bohemian Theatre | Mephistopheles: Jana Šrejma Kačírková (Marguerite), Paolo Lardizzone (Faust) – photo: Martina Root
South Bohemian Theatre


Arrigo Boito

Opera festival 2022

The State Opera
Opera Festival 2022

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Basic information


The State Opera


South Bohemian Theatre

Approximate running time

2 hours 15 minutes, 1 intermission 20 minutes


In Italian, subtitles in Czech, German


November 5, 2021

Performance as part of the 15th Musical Theatre Festival Opera 2022.

A unique opera with an impressive choir and ballet scenes heads toward an enthralling spiritual finale.


  • 2022-2023


Musical preparation
Mario De Rose
Lighting design
Daniel Tesař
Martin Šinták
Chorus master
Martin Veselý


A unique opera with an impressive choir and ballet scenes heads toward an enthralling spiritual finale. It is a symbolic farewell of Mario De Rose to the South Bohemian Opera and, at the same time, the first direction of the new artistic director Tomáš Ondřej Pilař at his home stage. The eternal story of the fight between good and evil composed by the literary and musical genius of the Italian opera in one person and in one opera. Music that will make you feel dizzy, a production that will satisfy your desire for beauty, and an almost sinfully devilish nice guy whose side you will take all the time although you know that he is going to lose!

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    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 December at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of May 2023.

    When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

    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 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.

    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!

    Menu (PDF, 70 kB)