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Slavnostmí galakoncert
Concert

A gala concert marking the reopening of the State Opera

The State Opera

Basic information

Venue

The State Opera

Premiere

January 5, 2020

Please note

7 pm: Recommended time for coming to the theater (welcome drink, tours and other ND+ programs)
7.40 pm: Theatre-goers take their seats in the auditorium
8 pm: Start of the Gala evening, that will be broadcast live by Czech Television and ARTE

The gala concert, bearing the secondary title “The State Opera: Transformations in Time (1888–2018)”, will guide the audience through the illustrious history of its four resident opera companies. The arias, ensembles and overtures selected to be performed at the gala concert symbolise the seminal moments of the State Opera building’s history – world and Czech premieres, exceptional productions, celebrated singers, conductors and stage directors, guest appearances of renowned foreign opera houses – as well as Czech history in general. Under the baton of Karl-Heinz Steffens, the Music Director of the State Opera, the concert will feature distinguished soloists and foreign guests of the National Theatre, and the State Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

Cast

  • 2021-2022

Creatives

Foreword
Pavel Kohout
Staging and videoprojection
Alice Nellis
Video post-production
Michal Mocňák

About

Soloists and guests of the National Theatre Opera
State Opera Chorus, chorus master: Adolf Melichar
State Opera Orchestra, concert master: Radovan Šandera

On 5 January 2020, the day marking the 132nd anniversary of its first inauguration, the State Opera, one of the most exquisite theatres in Europe, will be reopened following its reconstruction. The gala concert, bearing the secondary title “The State Opera: Transformations in Time (1888–2018)”, will guide the audience through the illustrious history of its four resident opera companies. The arias, ensembles and overtures selected to be performed at the gala concert symbolise the seminal moments of the State Opera building’s history – world and Czech premieres, exceptional productions, celebrated singers, conductors and stage directors, guest appearances of renowned foreign opera houses – as well as Czech history in general.

Under the baton of Karl-Heinz Steffens, the Music Director of the State Opera, the concert will feature distinguished soloists and foreign guests of the National Theatre Opera, and the State Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

Programme:
Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Overture
Franz Lehár: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz!, Sou Chong’s aria (Das Land des Lächelns)
Richard Wagner: Dich, teure Halle, Elisabeth’s aria (Tannhäuser)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sola, sola in buio loco, sextet (Don Giovanni)
Alexander Zemlinsky: Interlude from the opera Kleider machen Leute
Leoš Janáček: Co chvíla, Kostelnička’s aria (Jenůfa)
Richard Strauss: Final Trio from the opera Der Rosenkavalier
Bedřich Smetana: Finale from the opera The Brandenburgers in Bohemia
Giacomo Puccini: E lucevan le stelle, Cavaradossi’s aria (Tosca)
Bohuslav Martinů: Mirandolina, Saltarello
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Uzh polnoch blizitsa, Lisa’s aria (The Queen of Spades)
Hans Krása: Casta Diva, scene from the opera Verlobung im Traum
Franz Schreker: ln einem Lande ein bleicher König, the Count’s aria (Der ferne Klang)
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Finale from the opera Fidelio

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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!

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