In Czech, Czech, English subtitlesPremiere
October 18, 2018
Performance of the Silesian Theatre Opava as part of the 14th Festival of Music Theater Opera 2020 (www.festival-opera.cz).
Janáček’s “waltz” opera was composed in a conscious contrast to the previous opera Jenufa/Her Stepdaughter– using all the effects of impressionism and verism.
The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre Chorus and Orchestra
After the death of his daughter Olga the composer was looking for the theme while enchanted by a 28-year-old “Star from Luhačovice”: the theme “fresh, modern, bursting with life and elegance”. The work evidently contains autobiographical elements (Janáček's love Kamila Urválková - character Mila Válková) but the inspiration by Eugene Onegin is obvious as well. The opera taking place at the colonnade of the Luhačovice Spa in a stifling family atmosphere and several years later in the conservatory's auditorium, where the new opera is practiced, are connected with the question: Do you know what love is?
Approximate running time, including intermission: 1 hour, 50 minutes Premiere:
October 18, 2018, Antonín Dvořák Theatre
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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