The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre


Leoš Janáček
The National Theatre
Festival of Music Theatre 2020

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Basic information


The National Theatre


The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre (Ostrava)


In Czech, subtitles in Czech, English


October 18, 2018

Opera Festival 2020

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.


  • 2020-2021


Musical preparation
Jakub Klecker
Stage director
Jiří Nekvasil
Otakar Mlčoch
Chorus master
Jurij Galatenko


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


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.

Parking at the National Theater

While visiting The National Theatre and the New Stage You can use nearby secure car parks:
Kotva department store (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh.
Palladium department store (Na Poříčí 1079/3a, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh, or to the Powder Gate through Celetná street to Ovocný trh.

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.


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.