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Musica non grata: Zemlinsky150

Festival Zemlinsky150

The State Opera
Festival Zemlinsky150
Musica non grata
World premiere

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    October 2021

    Sunday 10. 10.

    Tickets available

    Festival Zemlinsky150
    Musica non grata

    Basic information


    The State Opera

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 30 minutes, no intermission

    Zemlinsky150 – festival


    • 2021-2022


    About the concert

    Alexander Zemlinsky, the conductor, composer, teacher and music director worked at the New German Theatre from 1911 to 1927, and led the house to international success. He expanded the repertoire and premiered numerous works, including his own compositions, but also for examle Arnold Schönberg's Erwartung, whic will also have a new premiere at the State Opera in November 2021. Also music by Ernst Krenek, Paul Hindemith, Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Franz Schreker was performed under his aegis. He succeeded in bringing great artists to Prague, including Maria Hussa, Paul Pella, Friedrich Schorr, Leo Slezak, Richard Tauber and Lotte Lehmann. In 1933, Zemlinky fled from Berlin, first to Vienna and then to the USA in 1938.

    This concert celebrates purely Zemlinsky and his music. Next to his famous Lyric Symphony two smaller, less known pieces for choir and orchestra will be played. At the heart of the concert is the never completed opera Malva. For the very first time his opera fragment Malva will be performed, specially reconstructed for Musica non grata by Antony Beaumont.The author of the opera libretto is Ernst Hutschenreiter, who rewrote the theme into an opera form based on Maxim Gorky's book of the same name "Malva".

    Programme: Alexander Zemlinsky

    World premiere
    Malva, opera fragment, instrumanted by Antony Beaumont
    Malva: Jana Sibera
    Jacob: Josef Moravec
    Wasili: Jiří Hájek


    Frühlingsglaube and Geheimnis

    Lyric Symphony, op. 18
    Soprano: Johanni van Oostrum
    Baritone: Michael Nagy


    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre offers tickets for August –⁠ November 2021

    Tickets for November on sale from August1st.

    When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

    According to the government's decision, visitors must meet these conditions.

    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!